Job Reference: 919-SA-18078904-EXT
- Public Health England
- Health Improvement
- Public Health England, Newcastle upon Tyne
- £22,729 - £28,054 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.
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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.
This vacancy will be advertised for 8 working days - closing date midnight 6th August 2020.
Job Reference Number: 919-SA-18078904-EXT
Job title: Quality Assurance Officer
Employer: Public Health England
Department: Screening QA Service North
Locations: Waterfront 4, Newburn, NE15 8NY with a move to Civic Centre, Newcastle - timescale TBC
Job Type Permanent
Closing Date:6 August 2020
Interview Date: 3 September 2020
The Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) is part of the Health Improvement directorate within Public Health England. Screening identifies apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition, enabling earlier treatment or informed decisions. National population screening programmes are implemented in the NHS on the advice of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), which makes independent, evidence-based recommendations to ministers in the 4 UK countries. PHE advises the government and the NHS so England has safe, high quality screening programmes that reflect the best available evidence and the UK NSC recommendations. PHE also develops standards and provides specific services that help the local NHS implement and run screening services consistently across the country.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and effective team member for the Screening QA Service North based at Waterfront 4, Newburn, NE15 8NY.
As a QA Officer you will be required to provide operational support to deliver a consistent and timely service for the local team(s), particularly with the delivery of QA visits.
Some of the main duties and responsibilities will be to:
- Support the development and quality of local screening services, providing operational support to deliver a consistent and timely service for the local team(s)
- Support organisation and coordination of QA visits for local screening services
- Provide a first point of contact for stakeholders seeking information from the team
- Support business management for the team in accordance with the agreed procedures
- Provide administrative support working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure delivery of a streamlined QA process
- Use a range of IT systems to support corporate and business processes, maintaining records and processing information
The post holder will be able to use their communication skills to maintain constructive relationships and communicate with team members to achieve objectives through others. They will be capable of problem solving and responding to sudden and unexpected demands, knowing when and how to seek advice from senior QA staff members. The post holder will be able to communicate complex information and administrative matters with the capability of using own initiative to make required decisions.
The post holder will be a highly organised, skilled communicator who will be able to maintain constructive relationships with external stakeholders. They will be a flexible and supportive team member with good time management skills in order to prioritise work load effectively. They will have a good understanding of working with sensitive and confidential information in order to contribute effective information management.
For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lindsey Newton on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note that interviews may be conducted by Video Conference.
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Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer.
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.