Project Officer Intern with Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is the national improvement organisation for Scotland and part of NHSScotland. We have a vital role in supporting health and social care providers to deliver safe, effective and person-centred care.

Location: Glasgow
£21,602 pro rata
Full-time for 4 months
Ideal start: week beginning 24 August

Our work drives improvements in the quality of care people receive by:
• supporting and empowering people to have an informed voice in managing their own care and shaping how services are designed and delivered;
• delivering scrutiny activity which is fair but challenging and leads to improvements for patients;
• providing quality improvement support to health and social care providers, and;
• providing clinical standards, guidelines and advice based upon the best available evidence.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and positive individual to be considered for the role of Project Officer Intern. You will be educated to degree level and be able to demonstrate project management experience, together with sound communication (written and oral), interpersonal and organisational skills. You must be able to work on your own initiative, manage and prioritise a busy work schedule and be able to work well as part of a team.

The main focus of this placement will be to support the delivery of a time limited project to explore our theory of quality improvement and how this leads to better care for people in Scotland.


The ideal intern will be educated to degree level, and be able to demonstrate:
• experience of project work, either work-based or academic
• good organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise workload and manage competing demands
• excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to engage confidently with colleagues at all levels.
• knowledge of information gathering, data sources and research methodologies with the ability to interpret and summarise information.
• good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook) applications
• analytical and problem-solving skills


Closing date for applications is 9 August 2015.

Interviews will take place week on 18 August 2015.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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