Job Reference: 919-BA-13990328-EXT
- Public Health England
- Twyver House, Bruton Way, Gloucester
- £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.
The Primary Care and Interventions Unit is a small unit based in Gloucester and London, who aim to prevent and improve the management of common infections through research, guidance, intervention development and education of professionals, the general public and young people. The unit works closely with general practices, care homes, pharmacies, schools, community groups, the public, professional societies, commissioning organisations, and universities to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance, respiratory and hand hygiene, sexual health and other common infections. The Unit produces educational resources for health providers, the general public and schools and conducts research to inform and evaluate its tools and activities. Example of this can be seen on the TARGET antibiotic toolkit and e-Bug websites.
The e-Bug team develops, evaluates and disseminates school hygiene, antibiotic and vaccine educational resources via schools and the internet to junior and senior schools. e-Bug is an essential component of the PHE’s key remit and five year antimicrobial resistance strategy, in particular in relation to control of infection and antibiotic resistance in the community. The resources are also being used in other public, educational, healthcare and community settings. The resources for junior and senior schools has been translated into 25 other languages including Turkish, Arabic, Hindi and Urdu.
The post holder will be involved in a range of research and educational programmes aimed at informing the development of interventions in educational and healthcare settings to improve the prevention and management of common infections. They will support research, development and evaluation projects within the e-Bug programme and possibly across the TARGET programme.
Ideally, the post holder will hold a degree in a biomedical, microbiological or sociology subject area or have equivalent experience, and a proven track record in a role that has required development of educational resources or qualitative research methodologies; familiarity with behavioural theories would be advantageous but not essential. The post holder will contribute to ongoing research and grant applications, and have the opportunity to use and develop a large range of their research skills, including literature searches, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. They will be eager to take on new challenges and have the motivation to succeed. Other key skills should include the ability to work to deadlines, flexibility, commitment to high standards, attention to detail, and the ability to work as part of a team.
The post holder will have some experience in project delivery and in the use of MS Office packages and statistical software (eg Stata/Epidata/Nvivo); experience of collating, analysing and reporting data and communicating research findings through publications and presentations.
The post holder will also contribute to the dissemination of the e-Bug resources, and will be responsible for communicating with key stakeholders and promoting the resources at various engagement events, such as science exhibitions. The post holder will be involved in a 2020 EU grant aimed at developing and evaluating food hygiene resources for 11-18 year olds.
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Alicia Demirjian or Rosie Allison Telephone number: 0208 495 3258
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.
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