Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Specialist in Public Health

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 23/10/2020 13:00
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Gartnavel Hospital Campus, Glasgow, Scotland
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23 Oct
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‘Our Public Health Strategy represents the commitment of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to prioritise public health by bringing prevention to the fore of its agenda’
– Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health

Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Specialist in Public Health
Health Protection
Full time post

Grade: NHS Consultant / NHS Agenda for Change Band 8D
Tenure: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Location: Gartnavel Hospital Campus, Glasgow, Scotland

Salaries (per annum):

• NHS Consultant in Scotland £82,699 (GBP) to £109,848 (GBP) based on a 40 hour contract (10 sessions), or
• NHS Agenda for Change Band 8D £85,811 (GDP) to £89,732 (GDP) based on a 37.5 hour contract

Relocation Package available up to £8,000

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is the largest healthcare system in the UK, with an annual revenue budget of c. £3.2 billion, employing around 38,000 staff. We deliver acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services to a population of around 1.15 million and a wider population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included.

The geographical area covered is diverse; from the major city of Glasgow, large and small towns, villages and some rural districts; and encompasses 6 Health and Social Care Partnerships areas from East Dunbartonshire to Inverclyde.

Public Health:

This is an exciting time to join our highly successful, established and forward-thinking Public Health Directorate, as the experienced and committed team navigates and leads a significant and high profile programme of work to support the emergency and contingency planning to tackle the public health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues values-driven core service delivery within complex social and political landscapes.

As part of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) Board’s recovery planning, you will play a pivotal role in:

• supporting the delivery of our ambitious "Turning the Tide" Public Health Strategy, which sets out our journey to become an exemplar in Public Health for which there is commitment and support, and
• accelerating the improvement in health life expectancy within GGC, and between GGC and the rest of Scotland for both men and women by 2028.

As the largest board you will have maximum opportunity to influence national policy, and together with fellow members of the Public Health Team and our close partners in Health and Social Care (HSCP), you will provide expert public health advice and leadership. This will support and inform an evidence-based approach within ethical frameworks for developing high quality equitable services, across primary, secondary and social care, and across sectors including local authorities, voluntary organisations and extremely close working with the Glasgow Centre for Population Health to improve health and tackle inequality.

Joining with another 8 consultants and with more being recruited, you will be part of distributed collective leadership with excellent support from e-health and dedicated public health analysts to contribute to epidemiological work. You can develop a flexible portfolio dependent on your skills and preferences, and will be strongly supported to undertake training and study to develop your portfolio. Our working covers 6 local authorities meaning consultants can take a lead role with an individual local authority and HSCP. The team also maintain international links with Public Health partners in cities in Pakistan and USA.

We are looking to appoint two new colleagues to the post of Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Specialist in Public Health where the successfully appointed candidates will help shape decisions over a range of public health functions, operating and influencing across ambitious and far-reaching programmes of work which will have significant impact for improving health and wellbeing for the Greater Glasgow and Clyde population.

Job Plan (Consultant in Public Health Medicine)

Successful candidates will be given a high degree of autonomy and time to undertake supporting professional activities including training and teaching or to pursue sub speciality interests.

The posts are advertised on the basis of 10 Programmed Activities (full time) with the option of an Indicative Split: 8.0 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 2 Supporting Professional Activities (SPA).

As a forward-thinking close knit-team, we welcome the opportunity to negotiate job plans, where possible to accommodate sub-speciality interests as well as also offering opportunities to pursue academic and clinical teaching interests due to the close links with the University of Glasgow and other Higher Education Institutions in the GGC area.

For successful candidates we will, as part of the on-boarding process, discuss the design of your job plan to reflect your aspirations whether you are an experienced consultant looking for a new challenge or you are coming out of training into your first consultant post.

We welcome applications for candidates looking to work less than full time hours and would actively encourage an application.

Consultant in Public Health

Applications are invited from Public Health Doctors who hold full General Medical Council (GMC) registration, and who are included in the GMC Specialist Register (Public Health Medicine) or are eligible for such inclusion within six months of the interview date.

Specialist in Public Health

Applications are also invited from Public Health specialists who hold a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Public Health, are on the Voluntary Register (Public Health), or are eligible for such inclusion within six months of the interview date.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Bursting with history, culture, art, shopping and entertainment, Greater Glasgow & Clyde is home to Scotland's largest and most dynamic city. Visitors can seek pleasure in its many shops and restaurants, pursue culture in the world-class museums and galleries or experience Glasgow's famous hospitality first-hand at one of the many sporting and entertainment venues in the city. Follow the River Clyde and there's just as much to explore, from the region's important heritage to its stunning landscapes.

Glasgow is Scotland's biggest city, home to nearly 600,000 people. Glasgow was also known as the second city of the British Empire. There is incredible historic architecture from the 18th and 19th century which contrasts beautifully new modern buildings as the city continues to grow and thrive.

Glasgow is famous around the UK as a great shopping destination and there's an incredible amount of stores for you to browse. From top fashion brands to quirky boutiques Glasgow definitely has something to offer all shoppers.

Some of Britain’s greatest young fashion designers, including Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders and Deryck Walker, are from Glasgow. With the greatest concentration of creative industries in the UK outside London, Glasgow’s world-leading cultural life is constantly evolving.

Glasgow dining is hard to beat with over 2,000 bars and restaurants serving mouth-watering food!

The city is packed with established Scottish restaurants as well as experimental establishments that are driving cuisine forward with the trademark Glaswegian charm.

There's plenty to keep you occupied, from picturesque parks like Glasgow Green to award-winning museums like Kelvingrove Galleries. One of the reasons Glasgow has earned a reputation as such a fun place is its eclectic music scene - you'd expect nothing less from a UNESCO City of Music. Glasgow’s music scene covers every possible style of music over a staggering number of gigs each week. If you're a fan of live music then Glasgow is the city for you.

Contact details:

For additional infromation about the role, please contact:

• Dr Linda de Caestecker (Director, Public Health) at Linda.deCaestecker@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

• Dr Emilia Crighton (Deputy Director, Public Health) at Emilia.crighton@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or on +44(0)141 201 4612

Alternatively, to note your expression of interest in the post, or to request additional information about the recruitment process, please contact: Lynne Stockey (General Manager, Recruitment Services) on +44(0)141 278 2623 / +44(0)7766441665 or email: lynne.stockey@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.


If you are ready to explore the opportunity to take your career to the next level with a fresh start somewhere new then we would welcome your application. We are also keen to hear from candidates who may not be immediately available but may be considering a career change in the near future.

We look forward to receiving your application should you decide to apply. Applications from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates will be welcomed.

NHSGGC encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.

Applications are to be submitted online at:


The vacancy details can also be found by viewing Medical and Dental vacancies, within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region at apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk. Job Reference 30683.

Please note the Closing date for applications is Friday, 23rd October 2020

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, 26th November 2020

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This job is closed for applications.