Consultant/Specialist in Health Protection

Glasgow, Glasgow City
(£82,669 - £109,849)
14 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Permanent Posts & Fixed Term Posts (for up to 2 Years)
Grade will be dependent on Registration/Qualifications

Would you like to join the public health community in Scotland? Public Health Scotland is a new national body launched in April 2020. We co-ordinate, support and advise on actions to protect the public from COVID-19 and other infectious and environmental hazards. It is an exciting time to join our team and help shape a new organisation. We would welcome your application to join the team.

We wish to appoint a number of Consultants in Public Health/Specialists to make a significant contribution in COVID-19. Whilst some of these posts will be permanent, some will also be fixed term for up to 2 years. The working base is Meridian Court, Glasgow, however virtual working is an option for some post. We can offer posts on a full-time, job share or part-time basis and can also offer virtual working.

You will work as part of a group of senior professionals, and provide strategic leadership to a multidisciplinary team working to deliver the COVID-19 response. You will be responsible for monitoring and assessing the extent to which risk reduction and health impact are being realised, ensuring expert advice is given to a wide variety of agencies in Scotland and leading on a portfolio of research projects.

The Job Description is based on a 9:1 split of Direct Clinical Care Programme Activities and Supporting Professional Activities. One or more posts will be expected to have an on call commitment on a 1:6 rota (with prospective cover equivalent to 1:4.8). Any part time appointments will have a reduced on call commitment on a pro-rata basis.

This post is offered subject to either the NHS National Terms and Conditions determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004 (job plans are available for consideration), or the NHS Scotland Terms and Conditions (Agenda for Change). You will be expected to participate in the job planning process, will be subject to review at least annually and take part in the Consultant Appraisal system or its equivalent.

Applicants with a medical degree must have full GMC registration, be on the Specialist Register for Public Health and hold a current Licence of the General Medical Council, or be within six months of completing CSST/CCT certification. Other professional applicants must be on the UK Public Health Register or equivalent.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Jim McMenamin, PHS COVID-19 Incident Director on or Dr Mary E. Black, Clinical Director for Public Health Scotland on or call 0141 282 2303.

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Closing date for completed applications is Friday 4th September 2020. Interviews will be held in 14-16th September.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

PHS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a no smoking policy. Candidates with disabilities who meeting the minimum selection criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

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