Job Reference: 919-LO-30350967-EXT
- Public Health England
- Health Protection
- £37,526 - £44,019 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.
PHE is committed to assessing and reducing/preventing the public health impacts relating to climate change and related environmental hazards. This post is a rare opportunity to contribute to the development of an exciting and dynamic area of climate change and health.
PHE develops and delivers evidence-based advice on the health effects of climate and environmental change.
The post holder will provide expert advice on the human health effects of climate change, particularly in relation to one of more of the following: temperature urban environmental sustainability, infectious disease, nutrition including health co-benefits of intervention in non-health sectors. The post holder will also provide support for climate change adaptation work through the Climate Change Risk Assessment and the National Adaptation Programme, for example contribute/coordinate/lead chapters on the 4th Health Effects of Climate Change and Health in the UK Report (due 2023). This post will contribute to the research programme of the Climate Change Group, with a view to publishing peer reviewed articles, and contribute to the five-year Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Environmental Change and Health funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). This HPRU is a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Public Health England, the UK Met Office, and University College London (UCL).
The post holder will represent the Climate Change Group as member of various scientific and policy related working groups with external stakeholders in Government and academia and others. They will seek out and develop collaborative working between the Climate Change Group and other stakeholders, both within PHE and externally. They will work closely with the other members of the Climate Change Groups and other Groups within PHE and deputise for senior staff as required.
The post holder will have PhD in a relevant discipline and have relevant post-graduate experience working in environmental public health with a focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The post is based in Chilton, Oxfordshire.
Candidates may be expected to make a short (10 minutes) presentation as part of the interview process, the details for which will be provided prior to the interview.
Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies.
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
For further details / informal visits contact:Name: Revati PhalkeyJob title: Group LeadEmail address: Revati.Phalkey@phe.gov.ukTelephone number: 01235 825023
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.