Director of Public Health Science

£82,669 - £109,849 / £91,040 - £122,918
28 Aug 2020
27 Sep 2020
Public Health
Career Level

Grade will be dependent on Registration/Qualifications

Consultant £82,669 - £109,849 (pro-rata) & Appropriate Management Allowance or Executive & Senior Management Level F - Salary £91,040 - £122,918 (pro-rata)

Applicants on any working pattern are welcome to apply for this post.

Public Health Scotland has a unique opportunity for you to join our executive
team and make a real difference to the health and well-being of the people
of Scotland.

We are Scotland’s new national public health body. Launched in April of this
year we are accountable to the Scottish Government and Convention of
Scottish Local Authorities and we work closely with partners across all sectors in Scotland to realise our ambition of a Scotland where everybody thrives.

The role of Director of Public Health Science is a vital role at a critical time.
The country is facing unprecedented challenges to public health;
challenges that require a robust response and close working between local
and national partners.

We are therefore looking for a strong leader with a commitment to
collaborative working. You will direct our health protection function,
working closely with partners in other NHS Boards and in local authorities.
You will lead and support emergency and contingency planning in relation
to serious threats to public health such as COVID-19.

Together with fellow members of the Senior Leadership Team you will
work across our organisation, providing leadership, driving forwarding
transformational change and embedding our values of respect,
collaboration, innovation, excellence and integrity.

You will provide collaborative leadership for our 2020-23 Strategic Plan,
displaying our values in your work to implement the plan and realise the
ambitions of public health reform with partners and stakeholders across
the system.

You will lead on the development of our clinical strategy and on research
and innovation, overseeing our own work and driving forward system-
wide developments in this area.

You will have cross-organisational professional responsibility for specialist
public health professionals and will lead our support for externally-facing
activity on learning and workforce development for public health

You will be a credible and respected adviser, providing expert advice to the
Chief Executive, the Senior Leadership Team, the Scottish Government,
COSLA and other partner organisations.

You will be a motivational leader, creating the capacity for innovation and
transformation whilst ensuring that core services are maintained.

We look forward to hearing what you will bring to our organisation and
how your expertise will help us meet our ambitions for health and well-being
in Scotland.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of
work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource
centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Andrew Fraser on
07747 040 256 or

Further information on PHS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 27th September 2020

For further information and details on how to apply, click the apply button.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so
please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

Public Health Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed
participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

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