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Area 023, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
£40,872 - £47,846 per year
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Full Time & Part Time
37.5 hours per week

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In a data driven world, nothing is more critical than finding out exactly what is going on around you. 

Help us tell that story through harnessing the power of data 

Job Description 

We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our growing team. As one of our Principle Information Analysts, you will:

•    Lead a team of analysts to develop, compile and present important statistics to a wide audience, including NHS Scotland, NHS Boards, Scottish Government, other partner organisations, and the general public

•    Apply advanced skills in handling, manipulating, analysing, interpreting & summarising complex data 

•    Direct, manage, motivate and develop a team

•    Build, maintain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders across various sectors

•    Lead teams through times of change and transition to new ways of working

Advert: 24th – 30th September 2021

Interviews: 8th – 22nd October 2021

Job Location: Various locations throughout Scotland, Head Offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Contract Type: Full time and part time positions 

For further information, please email 

About Us 

Public Health Scotland launched on 1st April 2020 and is Scotland’s lead national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all of Scotland’s people.

Our vision is for a Scotland where everybody thrives. Focusing on prevention and early intervention, we aim to increase healthy life expectancy and reduce premature mortality by responding to the wider determinants that impact on people’s health and wellbeing. To do this, we use data, intelligence and a place-based approach to lead and deliver Scotland’s public health priorities.

Scotland faces significant health and wellbeing challenges:


- Health inequalities

-Stall in life expectancy

- Environmental sustainability and climate change

We are jointly sponsored by COSLA and the Scottish Government and collaborate across the public and third sectors. We provide advice and support to local government and authorities in a professionally independent manner.

Our values of respect, collaboration, innovation, excellence and integrity is at the heart of our work.

More information on our services and strategy visit: Public Health Scotland

Our Teams 

Within PHS we will bring together specialists to translate information into evidence for action to protect and improve the health of the people of Scotland.

One element of our analytical service is to develop patient level activity data into information and intelligence to support the delivery and planning of health and social care services.

Intelligence is gathered from a broad range of sources to provide national level advice and leadership to protect the people of Scotland from infectious disease and environmental threats.

Our Offices 

Public Health Scotland has two main offices one in the west, Meridian Court in Glasgow and one in the east, Gyle Square in Edinburgh. PHS also has staff deployed locally across Scotland. 

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.

​​​​​​To find out more about our life, culture and benefits of working in PHS as an information analyst view our latest analyst recruitment video: 

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.

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 who guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

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