• Advertised from 5th December 2018
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term to 31st March 2019 (Secondment will be considered if the employer is in agreement)


Obesity Action Scotland has established itself as the leading advocacy group on overweight and obesity in Scotland. We are at the forefront of campaigning and awareness raising on this issue. We are looking for a Partnerships Officer to play a key role in Obesity Action Scotland’s input to the local leadership programme being established in Scotland. Obesity Action Scotland is hosted and supported by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Reporting to the Programme Lead, the Partnerships Officer will play a key role in the local leadership programme that Scottish Government identified in their Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan. Three geographic areas of Scotland (North Ayrshire, Dundee and the East Region community planning partnerships) have committed to developing and championing a whole systems approach to diet and healthy weight. Obesity Action Scotland will work with those areas and a number of other partners to support local delivery and showcase best practice.

The post holder will provide practical support to the nominated leads at local level including:

  • Support on capacity building
  • Running engagement workshops
  • Assisting them to establish contacts and connections
  • Establishing local political buy in and cross organisational support
  • Gathering and sharing learning on whole systems approach and other good practice from external sources – Scotland, England, international
  • Gather, share and publish progress report and good practice examples from each area

This post will require extensive travel across Scotland for which suitable expenses will be paid.

Successful candidates will have the requisite ability and experience to meet the specific requirements of the post.

An informal discussion can also be arranged with the Programme Lead.

Application notes

If you believe you have the skills to be part of our team then apply by submitting your CV, with a covering letter and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form via S1jobs.

The closing date is Monday 7th January 2019 at 12 noon.

If you have any queries please contact Mary McGeady, Senior HR Consultant, Law at Work, recruitment@lawatwork.co.uk or view the recruitment package at rcp.sg/careers

The College works with Law at Work as a third party in their recruitment process

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