Back to News list

Go to job advert

We are looking for a driven and experienced public health professional to provide strategic direction and embrace partnership working and to lead us through this demanding and challenging period and beyond.

The vital role of Public Health and social determinants of health have recently come to the fore as we manage our ongoing response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Never before has there been greater public awareness of the range of factors that can impact on our own health and wellbeing.

The focus on health inequalities has now moved beyond individual behaviour, to the heart of our communities and the collective responsibility required to address public health challenges.

Key to this role will be building on this awareness and championing the public health agenda in our services and in the wider community.

As a member of NHS Fife’s Executive team the post holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of Fife’s public health agenda to ensure that we can make a lasting difference to the life chances of children and adults in an area that has some significant inequalities in relation to the rest of Scotland.

We want to use your significant aptitude for managing change, leading and inspiring others to build on previous successes and address remaining challenges, making a real difference within Fife.

This post presents an exciting opportunity to influence and shape strategies and actions that will reduce inequalities within the Fife population. It also presents an opportunity to enhance the provision of services within an integrated landscape working with Health and Social Care Partnership colleagues and other community and planning partners.

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

You can find out more about this exciting and challenging role and how to apply, by visiting the NHS Scotland jobs website.