Job Reference: 919-LO-16464212-EXT
- Public Health England
- Health & Safety
- PHE Colindale, Colindale
- £39,365 - £45,769 per annum
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.
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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 will provide 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. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It will be a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.
Food and Environmental Proficiency Testing (FEPTU): Located in Colindale, responsible for the organisation and global delivery of proficiency testing schemes (also known as external quality assessment (EQA) schemes) for microbiology laboratories that test food, water and environmental samples
UK NEQAS Microbiology: Located in Colindale and central London, responsible for the organisation and global delivery of the National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS) for clinical microbiology (bacteriology, virology, molecular and parasitology schemes).
standards Unit: Located in Colindale, responsible for the development and provision of recommended algorithms and test procedures (UK SMIs) for clinical microbiology, with particular focus on the requirements for UK National Health Service laboratories
A vacancy exists within EQA services/Standards Unit for a H&S co-ordinator to use their expert knowledge to ensure compliance with legislation with local and national guidance to improve and develop practice. Working on behalf of and in conjunction with the department Unit Heads and HoD they will be responsible for co-ordinating Health & Safety objectives and developing and monitoring H&S objectives for the department.
Applications are invited from individuals with MSc qualification or substantive years of safety experience and evidence of either having or pursuing a H&S professional registration. They will have several years knowledge/experience of industry safety requirements; be able to manage their own time, be self motivated, introduce improvements and communicate information, instructions to staff at all levels.
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:
NameNita PatelJob titleHead of EQA services and Standards UnitEmail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.