This page holds access to the current vacancies in NSS along with frequently asked questions.
At NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), we offer a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference to the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.
We offer rewarding careers to people who are passionate about helping improve the people of Scotland’s health. From doctors to delivery drivers, statisticians to programme managers, our organisation is unique in the range of roles and opportunities we offer.
You can access NSS vacancies by visiting the NHSScotland Jobs Page.
Frequently asked questions
- How do I apply for a post?
Once you have gone through the Job description and Job specification supplied for the post, click on the 'apply for job tab'.
- How do I reset my password or email address?
If you have applied for a NSS post in the past, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team can reset your password. Alternatively, you can raise a ticket with job train by selecting 'new support ticket'.
- Can I save my application and return to it later?
Yes, as long as you have not pressed submit. If you have submitted your application, then please refer to the next question and answer.
- How do I amend my application?
If the advert has not yet reached its closing date, you can email the NSS/ PHS HR Recruitment team and we can update your application.
- Can I get more time to complete the application form?
If you need more time, please contact the hiring manager directly using the contact details on the advert to explain your situation. The hiring manager may decide to extend the closing date to allow for more time.
- I experienced a glitch on the application system.
Please raise a ticket with jobseekers support hub and select 'new support ticket'.
Please see guidance for jobseekers for further assistance regarding system errors when submitting an application on the NHSScotland Jobs page.
The stages of recruitment:
- Post is advertised on NHSScotland Jobs Website. Candidates apply via this site.
- The application site is referred to as the "Jobtrain" recruitment system.
- After the post closes, managers shortlist candidates and their status will be updated (typically after 1 week). Candidates will receive an email from jobtrain confirming if they are shortlisted or not.
- If shortlisted, they will be invited to log into jobtrain and select an interview slot.
- If virtual, the hiring manager will then issue the candidate with a Microsoft Teams interview invite. If in person, the jobtrain invite will advise on the location and time of the interview.
- Following the interview, the hiring manager will contact the successful candidate.
- Unsuccessful candidates will typically be informed by jobtrain when their status has been updated.
- Candidates can contact the hiring manager for feedback following the interviews by email.
- Some vacancies may require assessments as part of the recruitment process.
For more information on completing your job application visit the NHSScotland careers website.
Job interview guarantee (JIG)
NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.
For more information on recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce, visit NHSScotland Careers.
Reasonable adjustments during the application
If a candidate requires any special arrangements to be made in order to take a full part in the interview, for example, a sign language interrupter or a wheelchair accessible venue, they should contact the hiring manager to let them know their requirements and every effort will be made to provide assistance. This is also stated on the interview invite.
Please refer to our Workforce Development page.
Right to work
Candidates must provide their visa status or EU settlement at the conditional stage of the recruitment process.
Countries with EU share code (this is subject to change and should be regularly checked to ensure it's accurate):
- Republic of Cyprus
- Czech Republic
“If you are from The EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you and your family might be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK.” – Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)
“Under the CTA, British and Irish citizens can move freely and reside in either jurisdiction and enjoy associated rights and privileges, including the right to work, study and vote in certain elections, as well as to access social welfare benefits and health services.” – Common Travel Area: rights of UK and Irish citizens
“As of 31 May 2015, new regulations require non-EEA nationals seeking permission from overseas to enter the UK for more than six months to apply for a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).” – Biometric residence permits (BRP)