New Public Health Practitioner Specialist post

04 January 2024

This new post is funded through the national ‘Cash-First: Towards Ending the Need for Food Banks in Scotland’ plan. This sets out Scottish Government’s approach to tackling food insecurity and outlines actions to be taken over the next three years to reduce the need for emergency food parcels. As part of this plan, funding has been made available to eight local partnerships (one of which is Glasgow) to develop locally appropriate ‘Cash-First’ approaches.

This Practitioner Specialist post has been created to lead the development and delivery of the Cash-First project in Glasgow. This will further develop existing partnership approaches to addressing food insecurity and income crises in the city. It will provide the impetus needed to deliver the key commitments within the Glasgow City Food Plan’s ‘Food Poverty/ Fair Food for All’ theme to help ‘improve access to healthy affordable food and reduce food insecurity.’ 

Applicants should have knowledge of the public health field, acquired through a relevant degree. Experience of developing and evaluating community interventions and community-based research involving qualitative and quantitative methods, diversity, community engagement and empowerment are essential. Applicants will also 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.

This is a fixed-term full-time post (22 months at FT) due to the nature of funding by the Scottish Government. Applications from candidates seeking a secondment are welcomed.

An informal information session for potential applicants will be held on 9th January 2024 at 12.30pm via MS Teams where potential candidates can meet some members of the interview panel and find out more about the post. If you would like to register for this event, please contact

Full details of the post including the job description and how to apply can be found on the NHS Scotland website here:

The closing date for this post is Friday 19th January 2024.