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Health System Engagement Lead

Diabetes Scotland

Health System Engagement Lead – Scotland



Diabetes UK leading the fight against the UK’s biggest and growing health crisis: diabetes. They work to tackle the diabetes crisis, prevent type 2 diabetes, campaign for and support everyone affected by diabetes through funding research which will one day lead to a cure. Diabetes is a serious and often hidden condition, so without access to crucial information and support people experience life-changing and potentially fatal complications. With 4.8 million people living with diabetes in the UK, Diabetes UK is helping to put diabetes at the top of the political agenda alongside research and support for those in the community.

Diabetes Scotland operates as a subsidiary under Diabetes UK which acts as an umbrella organisation. There are over 312,000 people living with diabetes in Scotland and Diabetes Scotland looks to support and research on behalf of these people. The team is growing in Scotland and looking to expand with some key appointments.

Health System Engagement Lead – Scotland

The Role

As a senior member of the team, the Health Systems Engagement Lead is a brand-new role to organisation. They will develop and lead the Health Systems team with 2 direct reports. They will lead a focus on improving care through influencing and leadership by fostering innovation and support to improve diabetes care. They will work in partnership with leading clinicians and senior level decision makers and supporting the delivery of Improvement Plan priorities. Alongside this, they will monitor and analyse data to inform thinking, design and delivery of Diabetes Scotland.

Who you will be:

You’ll be an experienced leader with a track record in influencing a senior level. You’ll have experience of influencing across strategic partnerships and governance and have a highly strategic and creative working mindset. You will build effective relationships in a compelling way and demonstrate strong personal credibility. You should be okay with rolling your sleeves up and working in partnership with health systems on the ground to improve care.  Excellent communication skills with the ability to analyse and interpret data and be able to convey complex information in a meaningful way to different audiences is important. While a background knowledge in healthcare would desirable, Diabetes Scotland would be keen to speak to individuals who can bring transferable skills from an influencing background.

If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch with Kate Kennedy on 0141 212 7555.

More information can be found within the below Job Description:

Closing Date: 11 August

Interview Stage 1: 25 August 2022 (MS Teams)

Interview Stage 2: 30 August 2022 (Glasgow Office)

To apply, we require you to submit a CV and a covering letter (using the cover letter template below). These can be submitted as one combined document below or emailed to