We're Hiring! Head of Obesity Action Scotland vacancy

31 January 2024
We are currently looking to fill the position of Head of Obesity Action Scotland.

About the role:

To lead a health-focussed unit hosted in a Medical Royal College that aims to change the way Scotland tackles obesity prevention and healthy food policy.

To challenge the understanding of a healthy diet, obesity (and what a healthy weight looks like) and associated risks with key groups, decision makers and individuals in public policy, media, health and beyond.

To identify and challenge the public and private sector interests that directly shape the obesogenic environment to identify and influence action required.

To shape the political and policy agenda through direct engagement with senior decision-takers to enable the change needed to deliver population health measures.

To develop and inspire a successful, engaged team that can deliver agreed aspirations.

In conjunction with and as directed by the Steering Group, to lead, develop and monitor programmes of work, overseeing delivery and ensuring that programmes are evidence-based, outcome-focussed, fully aligned with strategic priorities, seeking to promote a healthy diet and thus change the prevalence and profile of overweight and obesity in Scotland.

Full details of the role can be found on S1 jobs.

The closing date for application is Thursday 29th February 2024 at 12 noon. We anticipate interviews will be held week beginning 11th or 18th March 2024. An informal discussion with the Chair of the Obesity Action Scotland Steering Group can be arranged between Wednesday 14 February and Friday 23rd February.

Further information on the role is available here