Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Shetland Islands


Information Services Manager (Ref: 5934)
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Band 7- Salary Range £37,570 - £44,688 per annum
Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,841 per annum
Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available

NHS Shetland IT, Information and eHealth department is looking for an individual to lead on its strategic and operational information services requirements.

NHS Shetland utilises extensive clinical and business management information systems to safely and effectively deliver services. Ensuring that data quality is maintained and all information is securely managed is key to delivery.

Applications are invited from individuals with experience in providing analysis, reporting and management of healthcare information assets. Candidates will also have experience in managing staff and overseeing a busy team.

This is an exciting time as NHS Shetland has recently launched the Health and Social Care Portal which provides clinicians across the North of Scotland access to an integrated digital view of a patient's health and social care data through a new web-based portal presenting clinical data.

NHS Shetland is focused on implementation of multiple new systems for patient management, integration of technology across the public sector in Shetland and with other North of Scotland Health Boards, and implementation of electronic prescribing and ordering of diagnostic tests. Success of this programme is a significant step towards all-encompassing electronic health and social care processes. The effective management and analysis of NHS Shetland’s data is a vital component of this transformation and the successful candidate will play a key role in transforming the use of information to shape and improve services and ensure services are sustainable

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion, please contact

Closing date: 13th October 2019 Interview date: W/C 28th October 2019
For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following Jobtrain website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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