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Job reference: 164691
Salary: Band 8A (£56,992 - £61,522)
Job closing date: 17/11/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 30
Job posted date: 01/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): Public Health Scotland
Department: Travel and International Health (Sub Dept)

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Senior Nurse

This post is a 12 Month Fixed Term / Secondment position

About the Organisation:

Public Health Scotland launched 1st April 2020 as a national health board, employing around 1200 people, and with an annual budget of around £101 million. Public Health Scotland wants to see a Scotland where everybody thrives, a Scotland where life expectancy improves and the difference in life expectancy between our poorest and wealthiest areas gets smaller.

The Post: 

A vacancy has arisen within the Travel and International Health (T&IH) team for a Senior Nurse.  The T&IH team delivery of travel medicine advice, recommendations and services to both health professionals and the public. A key pillar of this involves developing and maintaining the TRAVAX and fitfortravel websites that provide continually updated information on health risks for travellers, their prevention and treatment. The team also lead on issues relating to port and migrant health, are fully involved with and collaborate in international communicable disease surveillance networks.

The Candidate:

We are looking for an experienced individual to provide expert guidance and consultancy in travel health to a broad range of stakeholders. In this role you will be required to have a good understanding of epidemiological and research methods and be able to critically appraise scientific and clinical literature in order to inform the provision of evidence-based and best practice advice. You will be expected to operate at senior level across most of the varied work of the team. Line management and active clinical practice responsibilities are also included in the post.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme/Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current NMC registration at the time of applying.

Location and Working Pattern:

Gyle Square, Edinburgh or Central Quay, Glasgow.

Please note that PHS is currently in the process of relocating from Central Quay, Glasgow to Bothwell Street, Glasgow from early 2024. 

Currently hybrid working.

Work Pattern - Monday to Sunday, 30 hours per week.

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. Click here to view the full range of the PHS Employee Benefits.

Further Information:

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Johanna Reilly on  

Closing date for completed applications is 17 November 2023

Further information on PHS is available from: 

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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