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Job reference: 119569
Salary: Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)
Job closing date: 09/02/2023
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 17/01/2023
Employer (NHS Board): Public Health Scotland
Department: Various

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​x4 24 months Fixed Term Modern Apprentice positions 

Band 3 - Agenda for Change Annex 21 training salary (£18,065 Year 1  increasing to £19,356 Year 2)

Modern Apprentice - Business Administration at SCQF Level 6 ​​​​​​​

About the Organisation:
Public Health Scotland is a new organisation, set up to improve the lives of people in Scotland, to reduce health inequalities that persist in many of our communities. It’s an exciting time to join the organisation, with PHS at the forefront of Scotland’s efforts to tackle Coronavirus and its implications across society.

The Post and Candidate:
We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team in Public Health Scotland (PHS).  The key focus of our organisation is to tackle health inequalities and help improve the lives of every person in Scotland.

We are looking for candidates who have the commitment and motivation to learn new skills. You'll spend most of your time learning on the job but will also receive regular structured training, mentor support and encouragement so that you will have the foundations of a worthwhile and rewarding career. 

In your role you will:

  • Supporting the delivery of various projects, such as recruitment, training events, office health and safety, website content development. 
  • Administrative support for meetings and events
  • Supporting the team with answering mailbox queries
  • Support and maintaining Teams channels, websites or intranet content specific to your area of work 
  • Updating databases, attendance records and reports

​​​​​​​What skills, background and experience do you need to apply? 

  • MA target age is 16-19 years (up to 29-year-olds who are disabled and/or care experienced are eligible to apply)
  • Computer skills such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn new skills and a strong commitment to personal development
  • Ideally a (A-C) National 5 or equivalent pass in Maths and English

If you don’t think you fit all the criteria we are asking for, please apply anyway.

At PHS, we are committed to conscious inclusion that contributes to creating a sense of belonging and shared purpose. Public Health Scotland encourages applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce.  We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued. We especially encourage applications from care experienced backgrounds as we would like to increase the representation of this group within our organisation.

Location and Working Pattern:
Office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow. We have a blended work approach for employees to work from home and the office.

Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours.

During times of public health emergency, or other urgent business need, you may be required on a temporary basis to work your normal contracted working hours over 7 days including weekends, in order to meet the needs of the service.

It is a condition of this employment that you must live and remain a resident within the UK for the post in which you will be employed with PHS.

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

Further Information:
If you have any specific questions about the application process or the role, please contact:  Caroline Crocker at

You can learn more about Our organisation - Public Health Scotland, or by visiting the PHS YouTube channel or following us on Twitter.  For more information on apprentices visit Apprenticeships | Modern Apprenticeships

Interviews: Monday 20th February to Wednesday 1st March

The interviews will be either face to face or online using Microsoft Teams to be flexible and meet different candidate's needs. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who has specific support requirements.  All candidates will receive a copy of the interview questions prior to their interview.

Closing Date: Thursday 9th February​​​​​​​

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

Public Health Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as such guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies

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