Consultant in Public Health – Head of Screening Quality Assurance (QA)

West Midlands
£70,206 - £105,042
25 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
Public Health
Contract Type
Full Time

Permanent, 10 PA/37.5 hours 
Locations: Midlands and East

Public Health England’s Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) wishes to appoint a Consultant in Public Health, Head of QA to join their screening service senior management team. 

SQAS is part of the Health Improvement directorate within Public Health England. Screening identifies apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition, enabling earlier treatment or informed decisions. National population screening programmes are implemented in the NHS on the advice of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), which makes independent, evidence-based recommendations to ministers in the 4 UK countries. PHE advises the government and the NHS so England has safe, high quality screening programmes that reflect the best available evidence and the UK NSC recommendations. PHE also develops standards and provides specific services that help the local NHS implement and run screening services consistently across the country.

As Head of Screening QA, you will provide leadership in Midlands and East for an agreed portfolio of screening programmes. You will be part of both the regional senior management team and the national senior management team. 

You will have extensive knowledge and experience in screening alongside strong leadership and management skills. You will have experience in change management and be an effective team player at a senior level.

Candidates will be expected to have or develop a regional/national specialist area complimentary to those of existing staff.

For further discussion please get in touch with Philippa Pearmain (, Regional Head of Screening QA Midlands and East, Designate. 

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

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. Applicants will be required to complete an application form online.

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Closing date: 16 February 2019.

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

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

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