Job Opportunity – Engagement Officer, Dumfries & Galloway (x2)

ENGAGEMENT OFFICERS (DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY)

PARTNERS FOR INTEGRATION and IMPROVEMENT – SCOTTISH CARE

Health and Social Care Integration – Independent Sector Initiative.

December 2018 to December 2019
£30,000 per annum pro rata – 2 posts, both 28 hours per week

Integration of Health and Social Care is the Scottish Government’s ambitious programme of reform to improve services for people who use health and social care services.

Scottish Care is a membership organisation representing the largest group of independent health and social care providers across Scotland.

The Independent Care sector is a key player in health and social care integration agenda and we are seeking to recruit Independent Sector Engagement Officers to support this programme. Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with Independent sector providers and partners, the post involves ensuring sector involvement in the delivery of the agreed outcomes for integration.

The post holder will have a key role in supporting Health and Social Care Integration in Dumfries and Galloway. They will develop close working relationships with the Regional Integration Lead, independent sector providers of health and social care as well as key stakeholders from Dumfries and Galloway HSCP, Third sector organisations, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Local Authority, people who use services and their families and others. The overall aim of this role is “to inform, engage with and support care providers from the Independent Sector so that we can fulfil our obligations and be an equal partner in Health and Social Care Integration”.

The post holder will require to be highly motivated and be able to use initiative, possess excellent communication and networking skills, demonstrate success and experience working with providers, regulators, people supported by services and carers. Qualifications and experience at a management level in health or social care would be an advantage as would knowledge of relevant policy, practice and the needs and aspirations of the Independent sector.

The post will home-based and hosted through Scottish Care.

Please contact [email protected] for an information pack and application form. For further information please telephone Margaret McKeith (National Lead, Partners for Integration) on 07415979729.

Closing date 4pm on Tuesday 9th October. Interviews will be held in Dumfries – date to be confirmed.

 

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