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SPMDN Local Co-ordinator Vacancies

Local Co-ordinator(s) - Argyll and Bute 


What You'll Do

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Practice Manager(s) to support their local colleagues in Argyll and Bute.

The role of the Local Co-ordinator is to provide advice and support to their local Practice Manager colleagues and they do this by arranging learning opportunities to support their Continuous Professional Development, as well as by offering informal coaching and mentoring to new and experienced Practice Managers.

Whilst the role of the Local Co-ordinator varies slightly in every Health Board area to allow the coordinators to be able to respond to the needs of their local Practice Manager colleagues, there are some key aspects of the role that are the same regardless of locality.

All local coordinators provide an opportunity for PMs to meet up, network and learn from each other (mostly via MS Teams during the Covid pandemic). They also work in partnership with their colleagues, e.g. representing local Practice Managers at local meetings, or similar. They represent Practice Managers on a local, regional and national basis and communicate regularly with the Practice Managers in their HB area, keeping them up to date with developments locally and nationally. They disseminate information from the Scottish Government and from the SPMDN National Coordinator to the Practice Managers in their network area.

They balance professionalism with an outgoing, sociable personality and act as an ‘ambassador’ for Practice Management, promoting the Local Co-ordinator role and that of the Scottish Practice Management Development Network.

What You'll Bring

The successful applicant(s) will be an experienced, innovative and highly motivated Practice Manager; currently employed within a General Practice in Argyll and Bute.  You will have at least 3 years of General Practice Management experience. 

Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills are essential, as is an understanding of the bigger picture of the role of General Practice within the wider NHS. 

Our Local Coordinators Practices are funded by NES for up to four sessions per month, where Local Co-ordinators share a Health Board area, the sessions will be divided.

Informal enquiries are welcome to practicemanager@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Application Process

Below you will find links to our application form and applicant guidance notes. Your application should be submitted by email to Practicemanager@nes.scot.nhs.uk  by 12 midday on 29th July 2022

Application Form

Guidance Notes


This page was last updated on: 08.07.2022 at 10.33