Research Manager - Band 7 - Public Health Scotland - 059093



Job reference: 059093

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Job closing date: 20/07/2021

Job posted date: 29/06/2021

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Knowledge Services & Research Services

Employer (NHS Board) : Public Health Scotland



Public Health Scotland is a new organisation between the Scottish Government and Local Government, working in partnership, to provide leadership to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland.

Public Health Scotland launched 1st April 2020 with the formal status of a National Special Health Board employing around 1100 people, and with an annual budget of around £60 million, Public Health Scotland will provide authoritative information and services to support people and communities across Scotland. It will lead the national response to unforeseen health emergencies and will contribute to national and local government policy through its provision of robust data and intelligence.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Manager to join our Knowledge and Research Hub in Public Health Scotland, Scotland’s lead national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all of Scotland’s people.

You will lead the development of a new Research Office in Public Health Scotland. The Research Office will provide oversight of research activity, including research commissioning, research governance and ethics. You will also lead research collaboration between Public Health Scotland and academia, national and local governments and the third sector.

You will have a postgraduate qualification in public health or equivalent and a proven track record of research commissioning and research governance as well as extensive experience in collaboration, networking and partnership working. You will be an experienced line manager.

You will be part of the leadership team of the Knowledge and Research Hub and have excellent leadership skills, project management skills, communication skills, digital and IT skills.

We are looking for someone with a positive, proactive, flexible approach, with good attention to detail, who will thrive as part of a busy team. The post-holder may be based in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices, but will be working from home initially.

We encourage applicants to consider whether they meet the personal specification for this exciting new post and submit an application.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure/Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency

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 an informal discussion on the post, please contact Julia Green julia.green@phs.scot or Alison Bogle alison.bogle@phs.scot

Further information on Public Health Scotland is available from: publichealthscotland.scot/ Closing date for completed applications is the 20th July 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 Heath Scotland is an equal opportunities employer who guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies



Read more about this post and apply via NHS Scotland careers site

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