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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2020.

Business Change Manager

Job Reference: 919-LO-33076882-EXT

Public Health England
Public Health England, Colindale, London
32,331- £39,691 per annum

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

This is a Non Reserved post under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is therefore open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals and certain non EEA members. For more information please refer to the supporting documents detailing the Civil Service Nationality Rules.

  • For posts on PHE Civil Service terms and conditions, on appointment the salary is normally the minimum point (see salary range above). This will be dependent on the successful candidate’s current salary and terms and/or equivalent experience. The Civil Service pay structure and progression is different from NHS Agenda for Change, most local authority pay grades and other systems that have annual pay increments. Please see attached an information sheet explaining starting salaries and benefits when joining PHE.
  • For clinically ringfenced AfC or Medical/Dental posts, you must obtain the correct professional registration to be appointed. The pay will follow the AfC or Medical & Dental terms & conditions. You may be asked to provide evidence on previous service whilst we are conducting pre-employment checks to determine starting salaries.

Any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

Given the nature of the work of PHE, as a Category 1 department, you may be required in an emergency, if deemed a necessity, to redeploy to another role at short notice. You may also be required to work at any other location, within reasonable travelling distance of your permanent home address, in line with the provisions set out in your contract of employment.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit PHE Website

On 18 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced plans to establish the National Institute for Health Protection and consult on the best future options for strengthening health improvement and other public health functions in the wider system. Public Health England and many of its employees will be in scope for transition to new organisations in Spring 2021. Any new or current employees working for Public Health England during this time, will receive appropriate communications and consultation prior to any formal transfer taking place. Employees who compulsorily transfer to successor bodies will remain on their existing contractual terms and conditions and this applies both to current employees and those recruited during the transition. The recruitment, growth & development of our workforce is vital for the continuing success of PHE and thefuture National Institute for Health Protection.

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


The Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) is a competency-based 2-year specialist postgraduate training programme aimed at medical, scientific, veterinary and nursing staff who are, or will be, working in a post involving field investigation and epidemiology and who want to further enhance their specialist skills. Training is provided on the job; at least ten percent of time is dedicated to formal training courses. Fellows are based at training locations in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and are supervised day to day by Primary Field Supervisors at these sites. Scientific support, tuition and mentoring is provided by the FETP scientific coordinators.

The programme office is based in Colindale, north London. The team currently comprises the FETP Co-Directors, Scientific coordinators, Programme Manager, and FETP Administrators and a Virtual Learning Developer. We have an exciting new role for an experienced Business Change Manager for Virtual Learning.

The postholder will be highly ambitious with a can-do attitude and the skills to drive the FETP’s virtual learning aspirations forward. Experience of working in an established digital learning team, education provider or in an appropriate dedicated function would be desirable. The postholder will also support the implementation of our communication strategy and quality improvement initiatives.

The postholder will support the Virtual Learning Developer in customising and developing our virtual learning platform to optimise its functionality. The postholder will assist in planning, creating, and project managing e-learning resources working in collaboration with our subject matter experts. The postholder will drive development of FETP stakeholder communications and contribute to a range of quality improvement projects which may include synthesis of feedback and development of relevant business objectives.

Applicants should have a keen interest in learning technologies and excellent communication skills with a high standard of written English. The postholder will be able to manage project schedules and communicate the status effectively with the team.

Working as part of the FETP team, the postholder will bring a spirit of collaboration, a passion for problem-solving and a commitment to quality. Successful applicants will be motivated to identify opportunities for innovation and able to research and innovate new tools and processes.

The postholder will build relationships and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal user experience. This may include training others, evaluation activities and technical support and problem solving.

The postholder will adhere to all relevant PHE information security policies and maintain quality assurance to ensure that all content meets PHE standards.

For further information and an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ruth Huskisson, the Virtual Learning Developer

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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.

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


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRuth HuskissonJob titleVirtual Learning DesignerEmail

The Civil Service (CS) embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the CS Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document). PHE is a disability confident employer and is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long term health condition.

The law requires that selection for appointment to the CS is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the CS Commission's Recruitment Principles.

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact PHE recruitment team in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from PHE, you can contact the CS Commission.

If we receive applications from more suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months, and future vacancies could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application may be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. If imported, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Public Health England transferring the information to its preferred applicant management system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders.

Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.

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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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