Fixed term contract (including secondment) until 14th June 2023.

This post will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh (with potential for home working) and an expectation for some travel between the base and other Public Health Scotland offices.

Public Health Scotland is Scotland’s lead national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all of Scotland’s people. Our vision is of a Scotland where everybody thrives. Our focus is on increasing healthy life expectancy and reducing premature mortality. To do this, we use data, intelligence and a place based approach to lead and deliver Scotland’s public health priorities.
The Clinical and Protecting Health Directorate provides specialist national services to protect the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards, including COVID-19. In addition, we provide clinical and public health advice, support and information for the wider aspects of health improvement and healthcare public health to a wider range of stakeholders including health professionals, national and local government and the general public.
Senior Pharmacist role
The post-holder will provide pharmaceutical public health and professional advice and guidance within Public Health Scotland, working with a range of policy makers and public health/health and social care service providers and stakeholders across all sectors in Scotland and beyond. You will join a team providing clinical and public health leadership to optimise the data and intelligence from our current / evolving national medicines datasets to support public health advocacy, policy and service delivery.
You will bring experience of providing effective professional leadership in clinical/pharmaceutical public health practice with practical experience of working with medicines prescribing / information systems and facilitating change to improve services. You must be a registered pharmacist with the GPhC with evidence of continuing professional development.
Due to our national response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and taking account of current restrictions, the post will be mainly home based, until further notice in line with Government guidelines. When this changes, the post will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh (with an ongoing potential for home working in line with our flexible working practice) and an expectation for some potential travel between the base and other PHS Offices. You will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.
During times of public health emergency, or other urgent business need you may be required on a temporary basis to work your normal contracted working hours over 7 days including weekends, in order to meet the needs of the service
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 further information and informal discussion on the role with Prof Marion Bennie, Chief Pharmacist please contact Kerry Faichney on [email protected]
Further information on PHS is available from: https://publichealthscotland.scot
Closing date for completed applications is 26th July 2021

Interviews are likely to be held on 16th August 2021.
Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

Public Health 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

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