Consultant in Public Health
Consultant in Public Health – Screening & Immunisation Lead – PHE South West
10 PAs/37.5 hours per week (hours are subject to terms and conditions appointed to)
Applicants for job share, part time or flexible working will be considered
Base: Taunton, Somerset
Here at Public Health England we are on a journey of transformation –
transforming our people, our behaviours and the way we do things,
transforming our relationships both internally and with partner
organisations, transforming our leadership, and transforming systems,
process and structures – towards achieving our ambition to be a high
We are now seeking to appoint a self-motivated and innovative individual
to the role of Consultant in Public Health – Screening and Immunisation
Lead (SIL) for Public Health England South West.
This post is suitable for both Consultant Medical and Non-Medical
Agenda for Change band 8d appointment.
The Screening & Immunisation Lead (SIL) is a senior role responsible and
accountable for defined aspects of screening & immunisation leadership
in the South West. They will lead on providing advice and support to the
commissioning of screening and immunisation programmes on behalf
of NHS England for populations across the South West region. They
will also lead on the monitoring and surveillance of screening and
immunisation programmes at local and regional levels in partnership with
PHE colleagues (CHP, Epidemiologists and Screening QA Teams), and
will be responsible for managing serious incidents occurring within the
programmes and for supporting the management of outbreaks of vaccine
The post holder will work as part of the wider public health
commissioning team and will be embedded within NHS England SW
based in Taunton. This wider integrated team includes directly employed
colleagues from public health commissioning, contracting, and
administration. They will also work collaboratively with other colleagues
in Public Health England, and will provide programme leadership to
ensure a safe system for the commissioning and delivery of screening
and immunisation services locally.
Within the South West we are currently working on a programme of
change to bring together the three existing Screening and Immunisation
Teams to develop a single consistent offer out to all key stakeholders
and so this is an exciting time to be joining the team. The successful
candidate will have objectives and a job plan that includes moving to
this way of working and will also have an opportunity to contribute to
shaping these developments going forward. The individual’s job plan will
document the agreed programmed activities (PAs) that are necessary to
fulfil the duties and responsibilities described in the Job Description and
will cover the detailed objectives and arrangements for the delivery of
these PAs. The teams have strong links with local academic institutions
and there may also be opportunities to contribute to the development of
academic research, and to undergraduate and post graduate teaching
programmes, as well as to regional and national work streams.
The post holder will undergo a programme of on-going development
to build on existing knowledge and develop skills to provide specialist
health protection advice and meet competencies required to undertake
Frequent travel within the wider geographical area of the South West,
and nationally, will be an essential requirement of the role.
Applicants should review the job description for the post prior to
completing their application. When completing their application form
candidates should demonstrate how they meet the essential
requirements of the role.
Please detail in the supporting information section any dates that you
cannot attend for interview.
Prospective candidates are invited to contact Julie Yates, Lead
Consultant for Screening & Immunisation on 07899 940167 or
Debbie Stark on 0300 303 8162 option 2.
To apply for this vacancy, please click the apply button and search
for reference number: 919-RR-12996544-EXT.
Closing date: 17 March 2018. Interview dates are likely to be end of March.
Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an
equal opportunities employer.
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