Job Reference: 919-SA-12862126-EXT
- Public Health England
- Health Improvement
- Wellington House, London
- £31,759-£39,493 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.
- For clinically ringfenced AfC or Medical/Dental posts, you must obtain the correct professional registration to be appointed. The pay will follow the AfC or Medical & Dental terms & conditions. You may be asked to provide evidence on previous service whilst we are conducting pre-employment checks to determine starting salaries.
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.
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), advises Ministers and the NHS in the four UK countries about all aspects of screening and supports implementation of the screening programmes. The Committee is a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and is chaired by Professor Bob Steele, University of Dundee.
The UK NSC assesses the evidence for programmes against a set of internationally recognised criteria covering the condition, the test, the treatment options and the effectiveness and acceptability of the screening programme. Assessing programmes in this way is intended to ensure that they do more good than harm at a reasonable cost.
The Evidence Team is part of the UK NSC Secretariat is responsible for providing knowledge support for the Committee’s decision making process. This is to ensure that UK NSC policy recommendations are up to date. Towards this end, a large volume of review projects are undertaken each year. The Team’s programme of work includes the development of a range of rapid review products, evidence maps, systematic reviews, disease modelling exercises, cost effectiveness evaluations. The post holder will be responsible for the management of such projects from commissioning through to sign off within the UK NSC’s evolving structures.
The post requires a strong interest in the evidence based medicine, a grasp of concepts relating to medical screening and excellent written and oral communication skills. Direct experience of literature reviewing or of managing review projects would helpful. The post holder needs to be flexible and to be a team player with a high degree of tact and diplomacy.
For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description.
Option 3 – External
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
If you are external to the Civil Service, you will take up the post on a Fixed Term appointment, if you are an existing Civil Servant, based outside of PHE, you will take up the post as a loan and if you are an existing PHE member of staff, you will take up the post as either a level transfer or a temporary promotion as per PHE’s Pay and Grading policy. If you are an existing Civil Servant, (in PHE or elsewhere) you must have prior agreement from your Line Manager before applying for this post.
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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.
After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application may be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. If imported, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Public Health England transferring the information to its preferred applicant management system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders.
Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.
For more information please go to the PHE website.