Deputy Medical Director Consultant

London (Central), London (Greater)
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
14 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Health Protection and Medical Directorate

10 PA per week

Locations: London, Harlow and England wide

Are you interested in playing a leading role in the continuing development of the public health profession and the quality of public health delivery in England? Do you have what it takes to become Public Health England’s Deputy Medical Director?

The Medical Director for Public Health England is responsible for leading and maintaining the highest professional standards in the medical, dental and UKPHR specialist workforce and in public and population health. The Deputy Medical Director plays a key role in supporting the Medical Director to discharge this function effectively, deputising as required. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of PHE’s extensive revalidation programme (including professional performance) as Deputy Responsible Officer and you will assume the role of Caldicott Guardian for PHE. You will lead on quality and clinical governance (in collaboration with Nursing, Maternity and Early Years Directorate) and on training and development programmes in public health specialist and leadership functions. You will lead a team that also manages the Clinical Excellence Award process and PHE’s medicines management function.

You will be an experienced Consultant in Public Health, ideally with Board (or equivalent) level experience. You will have some knowledge and experience of the role of the Responsible Officer in revalidation and in dealing with doctors and dentists in difficulty. You will have strong leadership and management skills, as well as excellent communication skills and will be an effective and influential team player at a very senior level. Your strong people skills mean that you will enjoy the challenge of supporting doctors and dentists in difficulty, develop excellent internal and external relationships and promote the development of the wider public health profession.

For further discussion please contact the Medical Director, Professor Paul Cosford ( or the current post holder, Dr Imogen Stephens (

Applications are welcome from individuals wishing to work part time or job share.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available on line) as sub headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see the job description for the required competencies. Applicants will be required to complete and
application form on line.

When applying for this role, please indicate in the opening line of your supporting information “I am a surplus/at risk employee of the civil service” if applicable.

Please apply by clicking on the APPLY button and search for reference 919-RCR-25037704-EXT.

Closing date: 9 December 2018.
Interview date: 11 January 2018.

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