Ref: 1626566

Original Listing

Company: 1626566

Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 per annum pro rata

Closing Date: Closing date: 7 Apr 2019

Location: Preston, North West

919-AK-19035240-EXT - Health Protection Practitioner

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. Public Health England was established as an executive agency of the Department of Health, on the 1st April 2013. It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

Public Health England North West Centre is looking to appoint a responsible and enthusiastic health professional; knowledge and interest in health protection is desirable. This vacancy provides an ideal opportunity to gain experience in the field of health protection.

The post-holder will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and part of an acute response service which involves dealing with a range of health protection issues on a daily basis. The post is mainly office-based and will focus on the surveillance, prevention, investigation and control of communicable disease, and other threats to health (e.g non-infectious environmental hazards) across the North West.

The post-holder will be required to negotiate and influence sensitive decision making on an individual and organsational level. Applicants should therefore be experienced and capable of communicating with a wide range of partner organisations, including healthcare professionals, other stakeholders and the general public. You will have a good knowledge of clinical issues and terminology. The role includes supporting the Senior Health Protection Practitioner in delivering a high quality and sustainable acute response service. The post-holder will also be expected to develop specialist knowledge in health protection. Out-of-hours on-call duty will be required once training has been provided; appropriate financial remuneration is provided for on call duty as per terms and conditions of contract.

PHE is dedicated to supporting the Continuous Professional Development of our staff. This is an opportunity to join an experienced and vibrant team of nurses, doctors and other health protection professionals. This vacancy falls within the clinical ring fence pool of posts within Public Health England. Therefore suitably qualified clinical applicants will be employed on NHS terms and conditions and will be able to join the NHS Pension Scheme; other applicants who do not meet the clinical criteria will be employed on Civil Service terms and conditions.

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

NHS Band 7 Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 per annum pro rata

Civil Service SEO Salary: £35,332 - £42,269 per annum pro rata