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Policy Officer - Diet & Healthy Weight

Job summary

Salary B2: £29,759 - £34,087
Location Edinburgh
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 26 September 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC70907E
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Policy Officer - Diet & Healthy Weight within the Directorate for Population Health based in St. Andrews House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG. with scope to work in Atlantic Quay, Glasgow on Mondays and Fridays, if more suitable. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This B2 post sits within the Diet and Healthy Weight team, Health Improvement Division. The team is responsible for delivering the government’s vision for everyone in Scotland to eat well and have a healthy weight. This forms part of one of six Public Health Priorities jointly created by Scottish Government and Council of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The team consists of a C2, C1, 3 x B3, 2 x B2s, a B1 and this B2 vacancy.

The successful candidate will have a lead role in the implementation of A Healthier Future: Scotland’s diet and healthy weight delivery plan, published in July 2018. Specifically, you will play a key role in supporting the delivery of two PfG commitments central to this plan:

• Ensuring people with, or at risk of, Type 2 Diabetes have access to effective weight management services through the implementation our Type 2 Diabetes framework.
• Halving childhood obesity by 2030.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Proven planning and organisational skills, including the ability to balance competing demands and a track record of successful delivery.
2. Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
3. Proven project management skills.
4. Excellent interpersonal, networking and team working skills and experience of working successfully with external stakeholders.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kathryn Burrows on 0131 244 9306 or by email: kathryn.burrows@gov.scot or Melanie Weldon on 0131 244 3516 or by email: melanie.weldon@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing on 0131 244 2843 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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