Public Health Scotland
Public Health Scotland
Public Health Scotland’s purpose will be to improve and protect Scotland’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. We will also support health and social care by focussing our efforts on prevention in order to reduce unsustainable pressures on the system.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Chair appointment

  • Management Board
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th April 2021

Would you like to make a difference to the public’s health in Scotland?

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint a Chair to Public Health Scotland.

Public Health Scotland is Scotland’s lead national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all Scotland’s people, using the best data, intelligence and research. It was established to consolidate our public health assets and to drive preventative and innovative, whole system approaches that translate evidence into action that improves healthy life expectancy and tackles persistent health inequalities. Public Health Scotland is jointly sponsored by the Scottish Ministers and COSLA, a unique feature for a Scottish public body. This means a commitment to shared decision making, planning and performance management in relation to the body.

The organisation has been central to the pandemic response and protects the people of Scotland from infectious disease and environmental hazards through expert advice, coordination, data and analysis activity.