Regional Engagement Manager
Diabetes Scotland is seeking a results driven Regional Engagement Manager for the North of Scotland.
A key element of the Regional Engagement manager role is to increase patient engagement so that patients are involved in shaping diabetes care in their local areas.
The post-holder will seek to influence health boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, hospitals and primary care. This will involve raising awareness and understanding of the impact of diabetes on individuals and their families as well as working collaboratively with partners to improve standards of diabetes care and reduce variations and inequalities. The role will also have a key focus on the Type 2 prevention and remission agendas.
The Ideal Candidate
Will require an in-depth, and up-to-date, knowledge of relevant policy and legislation and the health and social care landscape in Scotland. You will have proven skills in influencing and driving positive change with the gravitas to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including people living with diabetes, healthcare professionals, senior leaders within health and social care and local politicians. And you will have demonstrable experience in strategic planning and delivering results using on outcomes focussed approach/impact practice. You will need to be willing to travel extensively around Scotland and when required across the UK and have a clean UK driving license and access to car for work purposes.
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- Early finish Friday and flexible working
- Discounts on gym membership and days out
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual season ticket loan
- Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
- Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance
- Cycle to work scheme
*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.
About the Company
Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and there are 3.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition.
Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.7 million people with the condition in the UK.
As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.
We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.
Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.
Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.
Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.
We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?
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