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Director of Public Health Vacancy

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Do you want to make a difference to the people of Scotland?

Are you committed to improving health, delivery and reputations?

Could you be our new Director of Public Health?

NHS Tayside is the fourth largest healthcare provider in Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards.  With strong links to local Universities, the Board provides tertiary services to around 350,000 people across Tayside and North East Fife, employing over 13,000 staff across three hospitals and many other sites.  Primary and community care services are currently organised into three Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) in Dundee city, Perth and Kinross and Angus which are overseen by Integration Joint Boards.  Our ambition is to be regarded as a sector leader in the provision of high quality patient care. 

We are transforming the way we deliver healthcare through the Transforming Tayside programme, an ambitious programme of whole-system redesign which seeks to find solutions and new ways of delivering health and care, which is led by our clinicians.  It is rooted in maintaining safe, high-quality patient care, remodelling our workforce and improving outcomes whilst bringing the organisation back into financial balance.  Whilst seeking to implement fundamental transformation towards modern world class services, the Board also has to address underlying financial, workforce and service delivery issues.

The Public Health Directorate have overall responsibility to the Board for health improvement, health intelligence, improving health services, health protection, civil contingencies preparedness and public health response.  The new Director of Public Health will provide professional leadership in public health across NHS Tayside and fulfil a corporate role as a Board Executive.  The post-holder will also fulfil a leadership role in public health across the three Integrated Joint Boards (IJB) within Tayside (Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross) via the Community Planning Partnerships for local authorities as well as other community planning partners. 

Dundee is a thriving, upcoming city with excellent educational facilities and boasts a wide range of entertainment and art venues, including the iconic V & A Gallery, which opened in 2018.  People in Tayside enjoy an area of outstanding natural beauty and an excellent location for outdoor activities.

More information can be found within the Candidate Pack below:

For a confidential discussion in the first instance please contact Catriona Mackie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

NHS Tayside would also welcome confidential informal discussions – to arrange a suitable date or time, please contact the Medical Director’s office on 01382 740721.  Alternatively, please email

Closing date for receipt of applications is 14 August 2020.

Completed applications should be returned via email to – if you have any problems please contact Kelsey Sinclair at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Applications should consist of a completed application form and a completed structured CV form – both of these can be downloaded below:

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