Public Health Advisor, Highly Specialised Services
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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Here at Public Health England we wish to appoint a self-motivated,collaborative and innovative individual to the National Public Health Advisor – Highly Specialised Services role supporting NHS England in the commissioning of the 75 services in the highly specialised services portfolio. These are services that are generally provided to caseloads of fewer than 500 patients per annum and are delivered in small numbers of expert centres. The post-holder will play a key role in developing new models of care, service specifications and clinical commissioning policies for highly specialised services as well as ensuring that existing highly specialised services are delivered in line with national standards.
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 highly specialised commissioning with priorities identified through a Heads of Agreement.
The post is embedded within NHS England and the post holder will work as part of the Highly Specialised Commissioning Team.
As a PHE employee, the successful individual will be part of the PHE National Healthcare Public Health (HCPH) team working to advise and co-ordinate PHE Healthcare Public Health advice to 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.
Base: London - although there is flexibility to be based outside London (subject to final agreement) but required to travel nationally and internationally with regular out of hours travel.
For further information prospective candidates are invited to contact Dr Raymond Jankowski, National Lead, National Healthcare Public Health team via Raymond.email@example.com and Fiona Marley, Head of Highly Specialised Commissioning, NHS England via firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointment to this post is on PHE terms and conditions of service. Only previous continuous service in the Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes.
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
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. For more information please search ‘PHE Harlow collection
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’.
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Closing date: 17 June 2018
Interview date: 2 July 2018.
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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.
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Interview expenses will not normally be paid but will be paid in exceptional circumstances in agreement with the Deputy Director of HR.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.
Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants
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