Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £37,570.00 - £44,688.00 gross per year
  • Midlothian


This post is available on a permanent contract basis; however consideration will also be given to any existing NHS employee wishing to take this post up on a temporary basis as a development opportunity, up to 2 years under a Secondment arrangement.

We are seeking a motivated individual with a passion for improving the quality of patient care within NHS Lothian.

With proven experience in leading improvement programmes including establishing measurement frameworks utilising improvement methodology. Providing Quality Improvement training and coaching to individuals and teams.

Applicants must have experience of coaching for improvement with service teams. Applicants will also have experience of training in and the effective application of the improvement methodology accompanied by excellent organisational and communication skills.

Applicants will have expertise in change management in context of quality improvement and the ability to engage, motivate, challenge and influence others to achieve change.

Applicants must have project management experience.

The successful candidate must therefore have an ability to analyse and present data, using and developing data templates, using Microsoft excel and MS Word. The production of reports providing feedback on progress is a key function of these posts.

The successful candidate must have well developed interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate effectively and appropriately with staff at all levels within and outwith the organisation. A flexible approach to work and an ability to work well within teams is also essential.

Informal enquiries to: Jo Bennett, Associate Director for Quality & Safety,

Telor email , or email Dr Jane Cheeseman, Consultant Psychiatrist on

  • coaching
  • excel
  • microsoft excel
  • ms project
  • word