Programme Support Officer
Since graduating from the University of Stirling, Kirstin has worked in a variety of sectors including recruitment, tourism and Charity/ Third sector.
Kirstin has worked for NHS Scotland since 2012, starting from an administrative position within NHS Tayside. The role started as primarily patient facing but progressed to training and managing a Reception Team. Kirstin also helped in providing PA support to the Rehabilitation Unit Service Managers.
In 2018, Kirstin moved to Edinburgh and took up a role for the Business Support Team within Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF), NHS National Services Scotland. This involved providing comprehensive administrative support to PCF colleagues as well as providing high quality PA support to a Programme Associate Director and the PCF National Medical Advisor. Kirstin also performed PA duties over a number of months for the PCF Medical Director and the National Services Division (NSD) Director.
In 2019, Kirstin was delighted to become the Programme Support Officer for the National Police Care Network and the Scottish Veterans Care Network.
Kirstin has a personal affiliation to the Scottish Veterans Care Network, having grown up in a Military family and with her father now a Veteran. Having this connection makes her work of further personal significance, and Kirstin feels privileged to be given this opportunity to contribute to the Network.
Kirstin finds great interest in exploring different aspects of society, the people within them and how they link to health. Working in the NHS has taught Kirstin that the main aim is to ensure patients remain the primary focus; to commit to and care for the work that is done and to always strive for continuous improvement.