Ref: 1626078

Original Listing

Company: 1626078

Salary: 26,145 - 31,724 per annum pro rata

Closing Date: Closing date: 2 Apr 2019

Location: London

919-DS-29923105-EXT - Personal Assistant



Public Health England (PHE) 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. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It will be a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

A vacancy exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Personal Assistant to join the Public Health Laboratory (PHL) London. The post holder will work as part of the administration team to provide Administrative support, secretarial and other duties to the PHL London team and is a fixed term contract until 31 12 2019.

The administration team are currently based at Skipton House, Elephant & Castle however post holders should be aware that there may be the necessity to work from Colindale in North London on occasions.

The complex nature of the work and the need for the post holder to manage their day-to-day workload and use their initiative with minimal supervision necessitates a thorough understanding of the role/work and relevant procedures as well as excellent judgement, organisational ability and communication skills. Much of the work is non-routine and requires an ability to cope with working to tight and multiple deadlines.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least GCSE standard and have proven evidence of secretarial skills, and will be part of a team involved in the provision of public health diagnostic services.

The applicant will be required to work 37.5 hours per week. Normal working hours for administration staff are between 9.00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday with 30 minutes lunch.

Option 3 – External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Appointment to this post is on PHE terms and conditions of service. Only previous continuous service in the Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes.