Director of Public Health

NHS Fife
30 Apr 2018
18 May 2018
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary Consultant: £78,304 - £105,570 PA plus dph Supplement
Exception Band C £11,009           
(Salary non-medical - Executive Level Grade E £77,313 - £104,327)

We are seeking an experienced individual to provide strategic direction and leadership to the Public Health agenda in Fife.

NHS Fife is responsible for the health of a population of over 370,000 people across Fife. It carries the public health leadership for the population of Fife, and with Fife Council (with which it shares its boundaries) it is committed to joint service delivery and expanding community planning.

Fife has a mixed socio-economic profile with pockets of significant deprivation, NHS Fife is working in partnership with Fife Council to further develop our joint understanding of the demographics within Fife and how they affect the health and wellbeing of the population. The Director of Public Health will lead on raising awareness of local health concerns and action to address and improve upon these. 

Fife is situated 15 miles from Edinburgh and NHS Fife is responsible for the health of a population of over 370,000 people.  (NHS Fife delivers services through the Health and Social Care Partnership which includes primary and community care, mental health, learning disability and children’s services and through an Acute Division with two acute hospitals - Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline and Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy.)

This post presents an exciting opportunity to influence and shape the provision of services within an integrated landscape working with Integrated Joint Board colleagues and other community and planning partners.  

Experience of operating at a senior level within the NHS and partnership settings is essential.  You will have the ability to influence thinking both locally and nationally and be able to demonstrate a track record in addressing health inequalities.

Fife offers excellent quality of life opportunities with extensive cultural and environmental attractions. It has excellent transport links south to Edinburgh and north to Dundee and Perth.  Fife offers high quality education, affordable housing and a wide variety of sporting and leisure opportunities.

Applications for informal enquiries please contact Paul Hawkins, Chief Executive, NHS Fife, on 01592 643355 ext 28080 or email

Please email for a job pack and application form. Completed applications in word format should also be returned to this email address quoting the post reference number.

We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on -your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.

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Closing date: 18 May 2018. Date of interview: 29 May 2018.

NHS Fife is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy.

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