NHS National Services Scotland


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS), as an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award holder, actively encourages applicants from our Armed Forces, Veterans’ and Service family communities.  NSS has positive policies that support participation in the Reserves, such as an additional 10 days paid leave to complete annual camp commitments.  We also recognise the wealth of skills offered by our service personnel and their families in areas such as: General Management, Engineering, Logistics, Project Management, Accounts and Administrative Service.  We believe service leavers, veterans and their families possess a wide range of transferable soft skills gained through their years of service and support to the wider military communities.  These skills including: being great communicators, well-practiced in dealing with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority, great organisers particularly within tight schedules and project management.  In sum, we value the ability of the service community to adapt to different environments espousing team spirit and great values throughout.

About us

National Services Scotland (NSS) is a national NHS Board operating right at the heart of NHSScotland. Through our services we provide invaluable support and advice. A role we also extend to the wider public sector.

NSS supports customers to deliver their services more efficiently and effectively. We offer shared services on a national scale using best-in-class systems and standards. Our aim is to help our customers save money and free up resources so they can be re-invested into essential services. We also provide consultancy and support to help public bodies join up health and social care. Our priority is always the same, to support Scotland’s health. We do this by offering whatever’s needed, whenever and wherever it’s needed and to whoever needs it.

We aim to achieve this through four strategic objectives: 

  • Put customers at the heart of everything we do
  • Increase our service value
  • Improve the way we do things
  • Ensure that we're a great place to work.

For more information on how we work with the Scottish Government, read our framework document (Word doc, 96KB).  To find out about our vision to be integral to a world-leading health and care service, read our NSS Strategy 2019 to 2024 (PDF, 416KB).  All our services can be found at https://nhsnss.org/services/