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Chair appointment

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

  • Advertised from 7th April 2021
  • £176.63 per day


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.

Application notes

Full information is available here

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th April 2021 12 noon.

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Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality