Healthcare Scientist Principal - 193039

  • Job Reference: 00041398-1
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2020
  • Employer: Public Health Scotland
  • Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Salary: £49,480 to £53,414
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Healthcare Scientist Principal

Band 8a: £49,480-£53,414

Fixed term / Secondment to March 2022

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Public Health Scotland (PHS) is a new organisation, launched on the 1st April 2020 with the formal status of a National, Special Health Board employing around 1,100 people, and with an annual budget of around £60 million. PHS 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.

The Health Protection Directorate of PHS are seeking to appoint a Healthcare Scientist. This is a fixed term/secondment post until 31st March 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of an extension or becoming permanent.

The post-holder will work within and across teams as part of the Health Protection Directorate working with a range of policy makers and public health/health protection service providers and stakeholders across all sectors in Scotland and beyond.

Normal salary placement will start at the bottom point of the scale unless individuals have previous relevant NHS experience.

Posts will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh (with potential for home working). Travel between other Public Health Scotland offices may also be required.

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 Miriam King, Service Manager on 0141 282 2941 or by email at miriam.king@nhs.net .

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 14th August 2020.

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 and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies