Consultant in Health Protection

Thetford, Norfolk
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
03 Aug 2018
27 Aug 2018
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Medical salary (£76,761 - £103,490 per annum) or Agenda for Change band 8d (£70,206 - £85,333 per annum)

Permanent, Full Time (10 programmed activities per week) or 37.5 hours (Agenda for change)

Location: Thetford Office, Health Protection Team, PHE East of England

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic person to join the Health Protection Team, PHE East of England as a Consultant in Health Protection. The Health Protection team provides service across the East of England and has two offices in Thetford and Harlow. This post is based in the Thetford office and the post holder will be expected to travel within the geographical patch and to other offices within the Centre.

To carry out the role, we are looking for a dynamic public health professional with strong leadership skills and vision. The post of Consultant in Health Protection in the Public Health England Centre is a senior level position, suitable for a public health professional seeking an exciting position to protect people’s health from infectious diseases and other threats.

You will require a sound experience of health protection practice in the wider NHS context and have good generic public health skills including leadership skills together with an understanding of and skills in multi-organisational working.

Working in close partnership with local authorities and the NHS, the post holder will have operational responsibility for the provision of a safe and effective health protection service which delivers to high quality standards and is responsive to the needs of the local community and Public Health England’s partners in the local public health systems.

You will share the responsibility, with the other medical consultants in health protection as well as health protection practitioners, for dealing with the surveillance, prevention and control of communicable disease and the response to non-communicable environmental hazards including chemical and radiation issues within East of England. You will contribute to the investigation and management of a full range of health protection incidents (including outbreaks of diseases, such as meningitis, and food poisoning), and will carry out surveillance, co-ordination, support and monitoring of local implementation of certain key national programmes.

Prospective candidates are invited to an informal discussion about the post with Dr Jorg Hoffmann, Deputy Director of Health Protection, 01223 722476.

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Closing date: 27th August 2018.
Interview date: 17th October 2018.

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