Consultant Epidemiologist

04 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(Post suitable for both Consultant Medical and
Non-Medical AfC Band 8d Appointment)

Public Health England provides 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, which started on 1 April 2013. We are a distinct delivery organisation with
operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

The Field Epidemiology Service is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Consultant Epidemiologist from either a scientific or medical background to contribute to the management and leadership of the FES East of England team. The postholder will also be required to provide epidemiological technical input to a project to Strengthen Capability in the Context of the International Health Regulations, which will involve significant overseas travel.

The Consultant Epidemiologist will be skilled in the application of epidemiological methods to health protection issues, including the design, conduct and analysis of outbreak and incident investigations. They will be able to lead investigation teams and provide expert epidemiological advice in outbreaks and incidents. They will work independently and under pressure
against short deadlines when required.

The successful candidate will be competent to develop, direct and collaborate on research projects and programmes in health protection. They will also have strong leadership skills, experience of teaching and supervising students and trainees in intervention and surveillance epidemiology.

The candidate must be included on the GMC Specialist Register or UK Public Health Register.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the Consultant salary scale appropriate to their years of seniority or if from a background other than medicine to NHS Agenda for Change Band 8d.

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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.

Closing date: 29 September 2017.

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal
opportunities employer.