Are you committed to improving health and reducing health inequalities in Scotland? Would you enjoy working at national level in Scotland’s public health authority? If so, we’d be keen to hear from you.
**About the Organisation: **
Public Health Scotland is Scotland’s lead national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all of Scotland’s people. Our vision is of a Scotland where everybody thrives. Our focus is on increasing healthy life expectancy and working to reduce the difference in life expectancy between our poorest and wealthiest areas.
Public Health Scotland is recruiting a number of permanent Health Improvement Managers. These will be generic posts that will be allocated to specific programmes of work across our health improvement priorities. Portfolio areas in the first instance include Economy, Child Poverty, Income Inequalities, Healthy Environment, Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Gambling, Public Mental Health, Diet, Physical Activity, Healthy Weight, Inclusion Health and Health & Impact Assessment.
Each programme will have its own specific requirements, but the post-holders will work across teams in Public Health Scotland and engage with national and local government and other key stakeholders in designing and delivering programmes of work. The posts will contribute to influencing relevant national and local policy and service design/delivery in their respective areas.
Educated to a master’s degree level qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant field, you should have significant experience in health improvement and a sound understanding of the socio-economic determinants of health and drivers of health inequalities. You should have experience in project management and of managing a complex and demanding workload. You should also have well developed skills in relationships and in partnership working preferably across statutory and third sectors.
You will have outstanding communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to lead, manage and motivate high calibre staff to achieve results and to ensure their continuous personal and professional development.
Location and working pattern:
PHS has two office bases, in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The Glasgow base will be initially based at 2 Central Quay, Glasgow. This will be for a temporary period only as PHS will be relocating to office accommodation at 177 Bothwell Street, Glasgow. The exact date of the move to 177 Bothwell Street is still to be confirmed but is expected to take place early next year. We are currently operating a hybrid model of working, with a mixture of working at home and days in the office. Some travel across PHS Glasgow and Edinburgh offices will be required and there is an expectation that staff will travel for some external meetings and events.
Work pattern - Monday to Friday, various hours considered.
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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