Change and Improvement Manager (FIF08451)

Expiring today

Fife Council
£41,541 - £45,427 per year
12 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until 1 October 2018

Interview Date: Week commencing 9 October 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

The post holder will have work relating to Children and Families.

The post holder will be involved with consultation/engagement with carers and key stakeholders to inform the refresh of Fife Carers Strategy Adults/Older People and Children and preparation of the draft strategy.

The post holder will review the requirements of the Carers Scotland Act and identify work plans/actions required for delivery.

The post holder will develop in consultation with key stakeholders a short break/ respite strategy for Older People.

The post holder will communicate with an extensive range of internal and external project stakeholders at strategic and operational levels and on a one to one basis to ensure that the strategic vision of the programme is communicated with all stakeholders and that the requirements of stakeholders are understood and communicated.

The post holder will negotiate with and influence clinical and non clinical staff at all levels, professional advisors, representatives of statutory bodies and others and where necessary, challenge assumptions and “norms” to ensure that the eventual redesign meets clinical and non clinical service requirements. You will be required to concentrate for sustained periods to find creative solutions to complex problems and communicate these effectively using written verbal and presentational skills.

The post holder will ensure the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the Locality Communications Strategy and procedures including the provision and presentation of complex, sensitive and occasionally at times contentious information.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Educated to a Masters level or equivalent.

Significant Senior Management experience. Demonstrate Project Management experience.

Experience of operational service delivery at senior management level.  Experience of Strategic and Operational Planning at a senior level.

Previous experience can be considered as equivalent.

Hyperlink to the SCQF Framework


The post holder will lead the design, facilitation and planning of major and complex change initiatives at a local level, to facilitate integration of transformational work across Services.

You will provide direction to identify and develop approaches to prioritise and promote improvements across Health and Social care which make most impact on Improvement Programme outcomes, deliver key strategic improvement priorities, and meet the needs of Services.

The Change and Improvement Manager is responsible for overseeing and leading the work of the stakeholders to achieve system change

The Change and Improvement Manager is responsible for planning and maintaining work systems, procedures, and policies that enable and encourage the optimum performance ensuring that information systems can capture the capture and store the statutory information required.

The Individual

The post holder will undertake some statistical analysis to allow them to identify priority improvements from both quantitative and qualitative diagnostic information (and take steps to fill gaps in available diagnostics where these become apparent), using that information about the impact of improvement activity to inform future interventions and approaches.  This will include new and unique ways of working and delivering Health Care Provision.

The Change and Improvement Manager will attend public consultation meetings which will bring the post holder into direct contact with members of the public.

The post holder will be responsible for directing, managing co-ordinating and monitoring the work of the multi-agency team to meet key project deadlines and will work in the Health and Social Care Partnership to motivate staff in new ways of working. 

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

For Further Information Please Contact: Louise Bell, 03451 555555 ext 443879 or e-mail 

See also:
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Health Social Care Partnership Info Sheet.docx
Job Pack Change and Improvement Manager 250717.docx