Senior Health Improvement Officer

Public Health Scotland is 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.

Public Health Scotland launched 1st April 2020 with the formal status of a National Special Health Board employing around 1100 people, and with an annual budget of around £60 million, Public Health Scotland 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 Place & Wellbeing Directorate of PHS are seeking to appoint a number of Senior Health Improvement Officers to support our vaccination work. Fixed term posts (including secondments) will be until 31st March 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of an extension or becoming permanent.

The post-holder(s) will work across teams in Public Health Scotland as well as a range of policy makers and public health/health protection service providers and stakeholders across all sectors in Scotland and beyond. The postholders will lead projects to optimise the informed consent aspects of vaccine delivery in Scotland through the development of a range of national high quality informational materials.

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

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 Jane Oliver at