Ref: 1626629

Original Listing

Company: 1626629

Salary: £27,803 to £39,101 per annum

Closing Date: Closing date: 8 Apr 2019

Location: London/Variable/Flexible

919-MM-13957000-EXT - Publications and Information Officer

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health providing strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

NHS Screening Programmes identify apparently health people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition, enabling earlier treatment and better informed decisions. They are implemented on the advice of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), which makes screening recommendations to all four nations, and works with the different implementation bodies to support delivery.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the publications and public information requirements of all the NHS Screening Programmes. They will draw on their significant writing experience to produce content for a variety of audiences. They will be responsible for editing and writing clear, concise, plain English publications, leaflets, reports, guidance documents, online HTML content, e-learning material, blogs and tweets in a variety of formats for both public and professional audiences.

The role will suit someone with experience in writing, editing and content design.

Applicants should have skills in:

conveying complex messages in plain English
MS Word
Adobe Acrobat Pro, InDesign and Illustrator
digital publishing environments and using content management systems
writing documents in markdown
scientific, technical or medical publishing
carrying out user research
social media (Wordpress and Twitter)
The team is based at Wellington House, near Waterloo Station in London, with an outpost in Sheffield.

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.

*Interview date: 17th April 2019

*Please note that despite the pre-application question you do not necessarily need to already have extensive knowledge of the screening programmes. If you do not have this, please still select 'yes' on the next page and then explain the level of your understanding of screening within your application.

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For further information about the role, please email