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Consultant in Communicable Disease Control/Consultant in Health Prote

Job Reference: 028-COVID015-0720

Employer:
Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Department:
Health Protection
Location:
Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff
Salary:
£91,004 - £104,927 per annum

Welcome to Public Health Wales the national public health agency in Wales. We exist to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales.

To find out more about us, please visit our homepage, read about our strategic plan or follow us on twitter.

We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.


Wales benefits from a strong sense of community, affordable housing, great schools and lots of ways to have fun and relax. It’s an easy place to settle whether you bring your family or come on your own.

 

NHS Wales is unique, with an integrated model of care supporting patients. Within this Public Health Wales, is a national Public Health Institute, working locally, nationally and internationally on infection and wider health and well-being.

 

Our expanding National Health Protection Service in Public Health Wales, embraces this with a strong commitment to collaboration, team working and personal development. We invite you to join us at a truly exciting time.

 

Recognising the importance of preventing and responding to a range of hazards, a devolved Welsh Government has prioritised significant investment for the development of our National Health Protection Service. Building on our strengths, and working closely with wider partners, we are transforming our services to deliver a world-class service for the prevention, management and control of health protection threats.

 

To complement our existing teams, Public Health Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic Public Health Specialist to the post of Consultant in Communicable Disease Control / Consultant in Health Protection within our Health Protection Division.

The Health Protection Division of Public Health Wales provides surveillance of communicable disease and environmental hazard exposures, prevention and control of infectious disease, environmental public health services and laboratory services in Wales. As part of the team you will provide specialist advice and input on a range of health protection issues, leading on the response to outbreaks and incidents in the community or healthcare settings as required.

The local work of the national Health Protection teams support the seven Health Boards across Wales in discharging their statutory responsibilities for health protection, and work closely with the Directors of Public Health. In addition, and by agreement with the Professional Lead for Health Protection, you will have the opportunity to support a defined portfolio area working on an all Wales basis.

Candidates must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Public Health, Microbiology or Infectious Diseases Medicine, or UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:Name: Dr Giri ShankarJob title: Professional Lead for Health Protection DivisionEmail address: giri.shankar@wales.nhs.uk.Telephone number: 029 2010 2705




Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website

Please note that the inbox is not monitored. If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 02920 905353.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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