Job Opportunity – National Lead: Partners for Integration

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

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

After a period of consolidation and expansion, Scottish Care is seeking to recruit 2 National Leads to its Partners for Integration Programme.

The Independent Care sector is a key player in health and social care integration to make sure that the citizens of Scotland can access the right care, in the right place at the right time.

This is a role where you can make a difference at an exciting time as the Scottish Care Partners for Integration Programme has become increasingly recognised as supporting the realisation of the integration objectives outlined in the 2014 Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act. As a leader for the team and integration, the postholder(s) will be critical in influencing and contributing to success at a strategic level for Scotland.

Hosted by Scottish Care and working closely with independent sector providers and partners such as Scottish Government and Health and Social Care Scotland, the post involves partnership working at its core, creating conditions for collaboration and co-production, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for people accessing care and support. This will partly be achieved by identifying and raising the profile of the positive contribution that the independent care sector makes, and its role in achieving wider adult social care reform.

The post holder will lead and manage the Partners for Integration Team of locally based integration and specialists, currently working to pursue, test, measure and embed new ways of working and improvement methodologies.

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

The post will be home-based and report to the National Director, Karen Hedge. Secondment and job share opportunities considered.

Application forms

An Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available to download below and directly from Laura Bennie, Office Manager, Scottish Care, 25 Barns Street,  Ayr, KA7 1XB  or by email from [email protected] and completed forms should be returned to her no later than 12 noon on Friday 17th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on 28th or 29th January 2020 in Glasgow.  



Last Updated on 20th December 2019 by Shanice