Public Health Practitioner Specialist-National Institute of Health Research
Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Job reference: 066172

Location: Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Job closing date: 17/09/2021

Job posted date: 27/08/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 18.75

Department: Public Health

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

This is a Fixed term post for 12 months. (Please note the salary is Pro Rata) for part time hours.

The Glasgow Centre for Population Health is currently recruiting a Public Health Practitioner Specialist to join their team. The post holder will work to deliver and evaluate a ‘Lived Experience Panel’ as a major component of the multi-partner, multi-site project ‘Common Health Assets’. This project is exploring how community-led organisations use ‘assets-based approaches’ to improve health and wellbeing and how that might be different in different contexts. The Lived Experience Panel fulfils a commitment by the project partners to community participation, engagement, and empowerment, and will bring ongoing community expertise and perspective to the research, its emerging themes, and the interpretation of findings.
The post holder will work closely with the project team and community-led organisations from across the UK and should have a track record of public health and/or community-based research involving qualitative and quantitative methods.
Applicants should have knowledge of the public health field, acquired through a relevant degree. Experience of developing and evaluating community interventions, understanding the principles of asset-based approaches, diversity, community engagement and empowerment are also essential. They will have excellent project management skills and will be a confident and clear communicator (both verbal and written), with the ability to work credibly across the community sector and to communicate with staff at a range of levels and from different disciplines to achieve results.
This is a fixed-term part time post (12 months at 0.5 FTE / 2.5 days per week) due to the nature of funding for the project by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). We welcome applications from candidates willing to collaboratively explore and apply for external funding for additional work whilst in post.  
A ‘find out more’ session for potential applicants will be held on the 9th of September 2021 via MSTeams where potential candidates can meet the interview panel. If you would like to register for this event, please contact
We welcome applications from disabled people and BME communities in particular as we recognise the historic underrepresentation of these protected characteristics in our workforce. Evidence of experience from both paid and non-paid work settings such as volunteering and personal life will be valued. 
Under the Equality Act 2010, Section 159, we reserve the right to take positive action in recruitment of this post in relation to:
(a) persons who share a protected characteristic suffer a disadvantage connected to the characteristic, or
(b) participation in an activity by persons who share a protected characteristic is disproportionately low.
The shift pattern for this post is Office hours (0845 – 1700)
Informal Contact: Pete Seaman, 07786268891,

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 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.

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs.   


The closing date for this job has now passed.