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National Director - Scotland
Ref: DUK708
Organisation: Diabetes UK
Salary: £47,000 - £50,000 plus a non-pensionable car allowance
Location: Scotland / Glasgow
Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 16/10/2017
Closing Time: 11:00
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About the role

Job Tenure: Permanent, Full-time
Job Location: Glasgow, Scotland (Current premises lease review in March 2018)
Salary: £47,000 - £50,000 plus a non-pensionable car allowance
Application closing date: Monday 16 October 2017 at Midday
Telephone Interviews: Thursday 19 October 2017
Stage 1 interview dates: Week commencing 30 October 2017

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.9 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. 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. 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?

This role will appeal to someone who wants to make a genuine difference to the lives of people with a serious health condition, and that presents a major challenge for Scotland. You will lead a small team of dedicated and highly motivated individuals who punch well above their weight and are well respected. This post comes at an exciting time of change and integration within the Scottish health service.

You will need to be a leader, with a successful track record of influencing change in the health service or a similar complex system. In addition, you will need to demonstrate passion, commitment and be highly motivated to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. You will also need demonstrate evidence of the ability to build and sustain productive relationships with wide variety of stakeholders including healthcare decision makers, people living with diabetes and other third sector organisations to address the diabetes crisis in Scotland.

Diabetes Scotland helps the 276,000 people living with diabetes manage their condition effectively by providing information, advice and support. We campaign with people with diabetes as well as with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of diabetes care and to prevent Type 2 diabetes. We fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes and work to stem the rising tide of this serious and life-changing condition.

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

If you would like to apply for this position you will need to provide the following:

• An up to date CV
• A Supporting Statement (no more than 2 x A4 pages).

Click the apply button and complete the application form to upload your CV and Supporting Statement. If not registered already you will be required to register on the i-appoint website.

Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application’s supporting statement and send your form in good time to reach us by the closing date.

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 recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.


No agencies please. As an organisation we are committed to keeping costs down, which is what our beneficiaries, supporters and staff expect of us. We have decided to manage this recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies and simply ask that this decision is respected.




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