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1 South Gyle Crescent, EH129EB
£33,072 - £40,736 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

This is a fixed term/Secondment position until 31 March 2023.​​​​​​​

Public Health Scotland has now been operating for more than 18 months and we continue to make progress in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of people across Scotland. The joint sponsorship of the Scottish Government and Local Government is enabling us to give greater support to the wider public sector and other agencies that support communities. Our new body provides system leadership, supporting and enabling action to tackle the health inequalities that persist in many of our communities.

The post-holder’s role is to provide strategic engagement and policy support to the organisation to drive forward the delivery of the PHS Strategy. 

Working closely with the internal heads of service and directors, as well as key external stakeholders, you will independently manage and co-ordinate work of a wide ranging nature. You will collaborate with subject specialists across your directorate to develop effective strategic level briefings which will influence policy change.  You will be expected to respond proactively to incoming business, and work at pace in a challenging environment with conflicting demands on your time.

You will drive forward effective cross-organizational working by maximizing opportunities for collaboration and ensuring that strategic links are made between relevant areas of work across the organisation.

You will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage the multiple demands of the post with clarity and skill in order to ensure that results are achieved to a high standard and to time. You will have experience of dealing with a high volume of high stakes matters simultaneously, prioritizing competing demands, and negotiating effectively with colleagues across the organisation. You will be skilled in dealing with tricky and sensitive situations, and in managing issues that impact on business critical work of the organisation.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with extensive relevant experience.

Location and Working Pattern

The post is based in either Gyle Square, Edinburgh or Meridian Court, Glasgow, though the successful candidates will largely be working from home initially. Applicants on any working pattern are welcome to apply for this post.

Further Information

For an informal discussion or to find out more, please contact Carrie Blair, Team Manager, Public Health Scotland via email

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.

Further information on PHS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 2nd February 2022.

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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