Public Involvement Advisor (Ref: SHC948)


£26,830 - £35,933 (Band 6)

Glasgow or Edinburgh

An exciting opportunity exists to encourage and support people to be involved in and influence our work to improve the quality of health and social care services and experience in Scotland.

As a Public Involvement Advisor you will be part of a small team in the Public Involvement Unit within Healthcare Improvement Scotland. You will have responsibility for recruiting, supporting and developing our public partner volunteers and providing public involvement support and advice for colleagues to ensure our work is person centred. You will work in close partnership with volunteers, colleagues, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders to strengthen and improve public involvement in our work.

We are looking for applicants who have a sound understanding of public involvement and person centred practice and a strong track record in working directly with a broad range of stakeholders, including service users, carers and the public. You will have extensive experience in developing and supporting public involvement, ideally within a health and social care context, with a good understanding of equality, diversity and human rights.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to improving the quality of health and social care in Scotland.

Closing date: 10 July 2017 at 12 Noon

(Interviews are anticipated to be held in Glasgow on 19 July 2017)

We particularly encourage applications from males & those under 25 who are currently under-represented in our workforce