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1 South Gyle Crescent, EH12 9EB
£73,506 - £79,221 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Public Health Scotland is a new organisation, set up to provide system leadership, working with stakeholders across to Scotland to tackle the health inequalities that persist in many of our communities. It’s an exciting time to join the organisation, with PHS at the forefront of Scotland’s efforts to tackle Coronavirus and its implications across society.

We are looking for a Head of Governance & Resources to lead a range of corporate functions including the management of our governance, the partnership between PHS and NSS, and to lead the effective delivery of the staff governance standards across the organisation.

You will be joining a new senior team, working to effect change to improve outcomes for people in communities and to develop and enable a Public Health Scotland culture with a focus on impact and solutions.

You will be a very experienced manager who has already worked at a senior level within a large, complex organisation. You will have a track record of working with boards and delivering and embedding real change within an organisation and across organisational boundaries. You will have vision and imagination and will be change, action and results oriented.

The post-holder should have expert specialist knowledge in corporate affairs and compliance acquired through degree level education, with an appropriate, relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience.

The post will report directly to the Director of Strategic Planning & Performance of Public Health Scotland.

Location and Working Pattern

The post is based in either Gyle Square, Edinburgh or Meridian Court, Glasgow, though the successful candidate will largely be working from home initially. Applicants on any working pattern are welcome to apply for this post though it will be important that the candidate is able to attend Board meetings and Committees.

Further Information

During times of public health emergency, or other urgent business need you may be required on a temporary basis to work your normal contracted working hours over 7 days including weekends, in order to meet the needs of the service

For an informal discussion or to find out more, please contact Vicki Bibby, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance, Public Health Scotland email to arrange a suitable time.

A message from our Chief Executive, Angela Leitch:

To find out more about our vacancies and Public Health Scotland please visit our dedicated recruitment page (please copy and paste the link into your browser):

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 29th November 2021

For advice on the process please contact Jayne Marie McIntyre at