Consultant in Health Protection

Colindale, London (Greater)
£67,247 - £103,490
27 Feb 2019
17 Mar 2019
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant in Health Protection
Salary: Band 8d £67,247 - £103,490 per annum
Hours: Permanent, 10 Programme Activities or 40 hours per week
Location: London (North West London Health Protection Team – Colindale)

Public Health England provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner. 

This post as a Consultant in Health Protection in North West London will be a senior member within the health protection team to provide leadership, management and oversight of the health protection function, including the response to incidents and outbreaks and responsibility for the day to day operational delivery for the population of around 2-3 million residents of a sector of North London. The post holder will play a key role in developing, shaping and assuring the health protection function, working closely with partners, and ensuring delivery of high quality surveillance, response and support systems, and may include managing individuals and teams. 

The post holder will have responsibility for developing and maintaining close working relationships both internally and with partner organisations. In addition, they will contribute and lead on centre and national priorities, including contribution to wider public health initiatives consistent with the centre delivery model and integrated working. 

Applicants for part-time, job share or flexible working will be considered. 

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.

Please detail in the supporting information section any dates that you cannot attend for interview. 

For further information prospective candidates are invited to contact Sara Atkin, Consultant in Health Protection, by email: or by telephone 020 3326 1658.

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’. 

Closing date: 17th March 2019.
Interview date: 2nd April 2019
Job Reference Number: 919-TO-21396235-EXT

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

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