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Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
£50,965 - £55,016 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.


Public Health Scotland is a new organisation between the Scottish Government and Local Government, working in partnership, to provide leadership to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.

Public Health Scotland launched 1st April 2020 with the formal status of a National Special Health Board employing around 1100 people, and with an annual budget of around £60 million, Public Health Scotland will provide authoritative information and services to support people and communities across Scotland. It will lead the national response to unforeseen health emergencies and will contribute to national and local government policy through its provision of robust data and intelligence.

You will be committed to improving the health of the people of Scotland and want to make a real difference by joining eDRIS (electronic Data Research and Innovation Service - within Public Health Scotland. 

As a Programme Manager in eDRIS you will lead a portfolio of new developments in conjunction with our partners at Health Data Research UK ( ) and Research Data Scotland ( ). 

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our growing team. As a Programme Portfolio Manager you will:

•   Collaborate with and support senior managers to define, design and deliver their strategic business projects from idea generation through implementation 

•   Develop and manage the plans, risks and team resources in accordance with each project’s scope to deliver outcomes to the appropriate level of quality

•   Conceptualise new data flow pathways and work with colleagues within eDRIS and partner organisations to develop and implement these pathways

•   Manage and deliver across a complex portfolio of multiple (related or disparate) projects to ensure procedures and performance measures are in place and maintained 

•   Identify resource requirements for new developments and work with eDRIS managers to plan out staff time for new developments

•   Display effective decision making and problem solving skills throughout the project lifecycle

Due to our national response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic there will be an expectation for weekend and/or out of hours working

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

Further information on PHS is available from: 

Closing date for completed applications is 15th December 2021

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

Public Heath Scotland is an equal opportunities employer who guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

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