Careers at Public Health Scotland
As Scotland’s new national organisation for public health, we are ambitious in our vision for Scotland. We were established to do things differently to tackle Scotland’s public health challenges. Our vision is for a Scotland where everybody thrives.
If you want to work with a team focussed on improving Scotland's health through use of data, intelligence and innovative approaches, then take a look at our vacancies.
View our vacancies on NHS Scotland Recruitment
We are an Equal Opportunities employer. We welcome applications regardless of gender, disability, religion, ethnic origin, or whether or not you have dependants.
Public Health Scotland is a unique partnership between the Scottish Government and Scotland’s local authorities. We were formed in April 2020 to make real improvements to the Health outcomes experienced by some of our communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a big part of our early workload. However, we have a much broader mission to make a real difference in the lives of our communities. We will do this in a number of ways, by doing:
- what works
- what has an impact
- what has a positive result for those living in our less advantaged areas
As advocates of change we are a strong independent voice. We learn from what we do and have the courage to stop doing those things that do not achieve the impacts we need.
If you share our passion for making Scotland a safer healthier place where all our citizens have the opportunity to fulfil their potential we would love to talk.
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As well as being a great place to work, we also offer:
- 27 days holiday
- a range or work-life balance options
- training and development schemes
- a competitive pension scheme
- staff discounts
We have a varied workforce covering research, analysis, digital and health protection. This case study focuses on our analyst roles.
Data collected by hospitals, GPs and from many other sources across NHS Scotland is sent electronically to PHS for analysis. PHS analysts interpret and present the information, statistics and reports for a range of customers including NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government and the general public.
To find out more about the life, culture and benefits of working in PHS as an information analyst take a look at our latest analyst recruitment video.