Public Health Advisor Clinical Effectiveness

London (Greater)
13 Apr 2018
05 May 2018
Public Health
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how the PHE Charter is an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver a service.

Please note that if the pay scheme is listed as 'Other', the post advertised will be subject to Public Health England Civil Service Terms and Conditions of employment unless otherwise stated.

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.

For posts on Public Health England Civil Service terms and conditions, on appointment the salary is normally the minimum point (see salary range above). This will be dependent on the successful candidate’s current salary and terms and/or equivalent experience. The Civil Service pay structure and progression is different from NHS Agenda for Change, most local authority pay grades and other systems which have annual pay increments. Salary increases are awarded based on performance assessed through the annual appraisal cycle. Please see attached an information sheet explaining starting salaries and benefits when joining PHE.

Here at Public Health England we wish to appoint a self-motivated, collaborative and innovative individual to the National Public Health Advisor -Clinical effectiveness rolesupporting NHS England to improve patients outcomes and reduce inequalities in outcomes by supporting the commissioning of evidence based, equitable, efficient and cost effective services. This role supports the national specialised commissioning function within NHS England which accounts for spend of approximately £17 billion annually. The post will have a leading role in the oversight, development and support of the PHE contribution to national specialised commissioning, including highly specialised commissioning with priorities identified through a Heads of Agreement. The post holder will also work with regional colleagues to ensure well-co-ordinated and integrated Public Health support to this commissioning function.

The post is embedded within NHS England and the post holder will work as part of the Clinical effectiveness team to provide public health leadership on the development of clinical commissioning policies, specifications and other guidance on specialised services.

As a PHE employee the successful individual will be part of PHEs National HCPH team healthcare public health team working to advise and co-ordinate PHE Healthcare Public Health advice NHS England across a wide portfolio of areas and topics.

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

For further information prospective candidates are invited to contact Dr Allison Streetly, PHE Deputy National Lead, National Healthcare Public Health team via or 07500 814951.

Alternatively, please apply by clicking the apply button.

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

This is a Civil Service appointment on analogous NHS terms and conditions of service. Only previous continuous service in the NHS and Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes.

PHE is bringing together its national scientific laboratories and headquarters to create one of the world’s leading centres for public health science in Harlow, Essex, in the heart of the London and Cambridge life sciences corridor. This post will move to PHE Harlow between 2021 and 2024 as part of this major development. For more information please search ‘PHE Harlow collection’

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

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document).

Employees who feel they have been unfairly treated during a recruitment process can use the civil service commission’s grievance procedure. External candidates should complain to the hiring manager handling their campaign. In addition both internal and external candidates have the right to complain to the Civil Service Commissioners.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application may be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. If imported, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Public Health England transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

Interview expenses will not normally be paid but will be paid in exceptional circumstances in agreement with the Deputy Director of HR.

PHE is required to check employment and/or education history covering three consecutive years. Please ensure you give details of at least two different referees, even if you were employed in one company for three years or more.
For more information please go to the PHE website.

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