Job Reference: 919-SA-33705331-EXT
- Public Health England
- Health Improvement
- Wellington House- Public Health England, London
- £58,622-£61,976 per annum (pro rata)
Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health
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This is a Non Reserved post under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is therefore open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals and certain non EEA members. For more information please refer to the supporting documents detailing the Civil Service Nationality Rules.
- For posts on PHE Civil Service terms and conditions, on appointment the salary is normally the minimum point (see salary range above). This will be dependent on the successful candidate’s current salary and terms and/or equivalent experience. The Civil Service pay structure and progression is different from NHS Agenda for Change, most local authority pay grades and other systems that have annual pay increments. Please see attached an information sheet explaining starting salaries and benefits when joining PHE.
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Any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
Given the nature of the work of PHE, as a Category 1 department, you may be required in an emergency, if deemed a necessity, to redeploy to another role at short notice. You may also be required to work at any other location, within reasonable travelling distance of your permanent home address, in line with the provisions set out in your contract of employment.
Public Health England provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its ambition is to lead nationally, and enable locally, a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England, regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.
THE NURSING, MATERNITY AND EARLY YEARS DIRECTORATE’S (NME) purpose is to:
- Maximise the impact of public health nurses and midwives and Allied Health Professionals in improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities, providing visible system-wide professional leadership for public health nursing, midwifery and AHPs.
- Provide professional nursing, midwifery and AHP advice to PHE priorities and programmes and public health nursing and midwifery advice to Government.
- Lead on the All Our Health Programme maximising input of health and care staff to prevention and population health through a range of activities including education, social marketing.
- Lead for PHE on quality and clinical governance implementing the Sound Foundations model ‘commitment, compliance and innovation’ (jointly with the Medical Directorate).
- Lead for PHE on delivery of national Maternity and Early Years responsibilities working across national and local government, with the NHS and other stakeholders.
- Lead for PHE on safeguarding of vulnerable children, young people and adults in need of protection.
- Manage the PHE WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery delivering on the WHO Terms of reference (objectives).
- Contribute to a range programmes and projects across PHE.
The FNP NU is located within the Nursing, Maternity and Early Years Directorate (NME) and contributes to the work of the directorate in providing professional leadership for Public Health Nursing and working collaboratively to ensure all children have the best start in life and reducing health inequalities. This includes a specific focus on evidenced based early intervention. The FNP National Unit (FNP NU) is responsible for leading delivery of FNP in England, working with local areas who commission and provide the service directly to their populations. The FNP NU is also responsible for quality improvement and for adapting FNP to meet the UK context and changing needs of funders and clients, and for developing approaches to share learning from FNP with other services.
FNP is a licensed public health, early intervention programme for vulnerable first time young mothers, developed in the United States and which, according to over 40 years of robust research, can deliver significant benefits for disadvantaged young families, and substantial cost savings. It offers intensive and structured home visiting, delivered by specially trained nurses, from early pregnancy until the child is between one and two years old. A learning programme, designed and delivered by the FNP NU, enables nurses to develop the understanding and skills required to fulfil these roles. The FNP NU works closely with local provider and commissioner organisations across England, staff directly responsible for delivering the service, FNP clients, as well as with national stakeholders and government departments.
The individual in this role is expected to come from a specialist community public health nursing background and to have worked in a substantive clinical role within the Family Nurse Partnership. In discharging these responsibilities, the post-holder will maintain and develop effective working relationships with the wide variety of individuals and organisations involved with children and young people’s services.
This is an exciting post for a senior Public Health Nurse to make a difference to outcomes for children and young parents within the FNP across England. The secondment provides career development which includes the opportunity to contribute to work at national and international level to reduce health inequalities and improve outcomes for children.
The successful candidate will be joining the FNP National Unit at a time of significant change across the system as a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic and opportunity following the National Unit transfer into the Nursing, Maternity and Early Years Directorate in PHE from April 2020 . Key objectives for the postholder will be to work closely with colleagues to deliver the successful implementation of the personalised model of service delivery in 20/21 and a review of the FNP learning and implementation programme. The post holder will be part of a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 8 JULY.
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD DURING WEEK COMMENCING 20 JULY.
Option 3 – External
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah Tyndall, Nurse Consultant, FNP National Unit, Nursing, Maternity and Early Years directorate, Public Health England.
The Civil Service (CS) embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the CS Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document). PHE is a disability confident employer and is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long term health condition.
The law requires that selection for appointment to the CS is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the CS Commission's Recruitment Principles.
If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact PHE recruitment team in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from PHE, you can contact the CS Commission.
If we receive applications from more suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months, and future vacancies could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition.
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Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.
For more information please go to the PHE website.