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Public Health Scotland

Emergency Preparedness Support Officer

Job description

**2 posts are available **
About the Organisation:
Public Health Scotland launched in April 2020 as 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. It provides authoritative information and services to support people and communities across Scotland, leads the national response to unforeseen health emergencies, and contributes to national and local government policy through its provision of robust data and intelligence.
**The Post: **
The Clinical and Protecting Health Directorate are seeking to appoint Emergency Preparedness Support Officers (two posts) within the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute and support the development and delivery of emergency preparedness, resilience and response activities within and across a range of teams and disciplines in PHS which will also help to protect the population of Scotland. The activities include service planning, training and exercising, resilience, incident response, development and implementation of policies, protocols, procedures and guidelines for emergency preparedness.
The Candidate:
You must be educated to HNC/HND level or have significant relevant experience in project management/ office management/ senior secretarial role. You will employ specialist knowledge and project management skills in the development and delivery of emergency preparedness and response strategies in PHS and partner organisations. As a member of the EPRR team the post holder will provide support in the management and coordination of the PHS national response to incidents and emergencies.
You will work collaboratively within Public Health Scotland and with partners including NHS Boards, Local Authorities, Scottish Government and other UK National public health agencies.
Location and Working Pattern:
Gyle Square, Edinburgh or Central Quay, Glasgow.
Please note that PHS is currently in the process of relocating from Central Quay, Glasgow to Bothwell Street, Glasgow from early 2024.
The post is full time Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week.
Currently hybrid working.
​​​​​​​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.
It is a condition of this employment that you must live and remain a resident within the UK for the post in which you will be employed with PHS.

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