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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/12/2020.

Consultant Health Protection

Job Reference: 919-EVS-35203288-EXT-CH

Public Health England
Heath & Wellbeing
2 Rivergate, Bristol or Follaton House, Totnes, Bristol or Totnes
£75,914 - £110,683 per annum, pro rata

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.

Consultant Health Protection - PHE South West

10 PAs/37.5 hours per week – hours are subject to terms and conditions appointed to.

Type of contract: Permanent

Base – Bristol or Totnes Devon

Consultant Medical salary (£82,096 - £110,683 per annum) or

Agenda for Change Band 8d: £75,914 - £87,754

We are now seeking to appoint a self-motivated and innovative individual to the role of Consultant Health Protection for Public Health England South West.

This post is suitable for both Medical Consultant and Non-Medical Consultant Agenda for Change band 8d appointment.

The Consultant in Health Protection is a senior role within the health protection team to provide leadership, management and oversight of the health protection function, including the response to incidents and outbreaks and responsibility for the day to day operational delivery.

The post holder will play a key role in developing, shaping and assuring the health protection function to improve public health and reduce health inequalities. This may include managing individuals and teams, working closely with partners, and ensuring delivery of high quality surveillance, response and support systems.

The post holder will have responsibility for developing and maintaining close working relationships both internally and with partner organisations. In addition, they will contribute and lead on centre and national priorities including contribution to wider public health initiatives consistent with the centre delivery model and integrated working.

As well as agreed individual objectives, a job-plan will be developed which will outline the agreed programmed activities (PAs) that are necessary to fulfil the duties and responsibilities described in the Job Description.

The post holder will undergo a programme of on-going development to build on existing knowledge and develop skills to provide specialist health protection advice and meet competencies required to undertake the role.

Frequent travel within the geographical area and nationally will be a requirement of the role.

Applicants should review the job description for the post prior to completing their application. When completing their application form candidates should demonstrate how they meet the essential requirements of the role.

Please detail in the supporting information section any dates that you cannot attend for interview.

Interviews are intended to be held January 2021.

Closing date: 7th December 2020

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

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 the future National Institute for Health Protection.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Dominic Mellon

Email address

Additional contact information

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Dominic Mellon Lead Health Protection Consultant or Mike Wade, Deputy Director Health Protection on 0300 303 8162

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.

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Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.

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