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Team Leader - Cancer Policy posted by The Scottish Government

Full Time

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Team Leader - Cancer Policy

CAPTION: Job details

Posting date: 29 June 2020
Salary: £48,930 to £61,006 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 13 July 2020
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Company: Scottish Government
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: IRC84288E

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We are currently seeking applications for a Team Leader within the Directorate for Healthcare Quality and Improvement based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The post holder will lead a team responsible for developing cancer policy, building on the success of the previous five year cancer strategy and learning from the response of the health service to Covid-19.
In addition to policy development the post acts as a crucial link to the operational governance group for NHS cancer services and regional cancer networks. The post holder will regularly engage with Health Boards, health professionals and policy teams across Scottish Government in a fast paced and high priority policy area.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of working across policy and operational environments with the ability to spot trends and opportunities for strengthening and supporting improvement and performance across health services.
2. Proven ability to deliver high priority projects in a demanding context.
3. Strong analytical skills and experience of working with analytical evidence and statistical data.
4. Experience of building supportive relationships and gaining credibility with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly at the operational level.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Louise Kay who can be reached at

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact

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