Consultant in Public Health/Specialist

Glasgow, Glasgow City
£78,304 - £105,570
25 Jun 2018
20 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

Health Protection Scotland
Consultant in Public Health/Specialist
(1 WTE or 2 x 0.5WTE part time posts)
Consultant £78,304 - £105,570/Agenda for Change Band 8d £68,599 - £84,932
Hours – 40, Meridian Court, Glasgow

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) is part of Public Health and Intelligence(PHI) within, NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). HPS co-ordinates, supports and advises on actions to protect the Scottish public from infectious and environmental hazards. We wish to appoint a 1 WTE consultant in public health/specialist (or 2 x 0.5 WTE appointments) to make a significant contribution in two key priority areas of our public health remit. You will be based at Meridian Court, Glasgow. The post is available on a full-time or job share or part-time basis to professionals from different medical or scientific backgrounds who have the appropriate specialist public health qualifications and registration. 

You will work as part of a group of senior professionals, and provide strategic leadership to a multidisciplinary team working on;

  1. In the event of a 1.0 WTE appointment both Environmental Public Health(EPH) and Gastro-intestinal Infections (GI) OR
  2. In the event of two 0.5 WTE appointments either EPH or GI. You will be responsible for monitoring and assessing the extent to which risk reduction and health impact are being realised, ensuring expert advice is given to a wide variety of agencies in Scotland and leading on a portfolio of research projects. 

The Job Description is based on a 9:1 split of Direct Clinical Care Programme Activities and Supporting Professional Activities. There will be an on call commitment .

These posts are offered subject to either the NHS National Terms and Conditions determined by the New Consultant Contract (Scotland)2004 (job plans are available for consideration), or the NHS Scotland Terms and Conditions (Agenda for Change). You will be expected to participate in the job planning process, will be subject to review at least annually and take part in the Consultant Appraisal system or its equivalent. 

Applicants with a medical degree must have a full GMC registration, be included on the Specialist Register for public health and hold a current Licence of the General Medical Council or be within six month sof completing CSST/CCT certification. Other applicants must be registered with the UK Public Health Register or equivalent register. 

This post is exempt under the Exemptions Order 1975 of the Rehabilitation for Offenders Act 1974, therefore the preferred candidate will be required to undergo clearance as part of the PVG scheme by completing an application of Enhanced Disclosure. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Jim McMenamin, Interim Clinical Director, on 0141 300 1126. Visits would also be welcomed. All NHS Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland medical vacancies are now advertised on our new medical jobs microsite

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. Further information on NSS is available from:

For an application pack please email by clicking the apply button quoting reference number IRC16704. CVs can be submitted but they must be accompanied by a fully completed application form.

Closing date for completed applications is 20th July 2018.
Interviews will be held 31st August 2018.

Candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria will be guaranteed an interview. Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services 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. information visit

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