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Project Officer

Job Reference: 919-MM-30589021-EXT

Public Health England
Health Improvement
Wellington, London
£31,444 - £39,101 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.

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Job title: Project Officer

Employer: Public Health England

Department: Health Improvement

Locations: London

Salary: Civil Service - HEO

Hours: Full Time (37.5hrs)

Job Type: 3 years or until 31 March 2022.

Closing Date: 14 May 2019

Interview Date: 22 May 2019

Start: ASAP

The Project Officer is a key role in the provision of project support to the national Health Improvement team in particular the Physcial Activity programme.

As Project Officer, you will be required to manage and co-ordinate projects or elements of overarching work streams within the Physical Activity Team.

The Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme,in partnership with Sport England, is a multi-component programme that aims to increase awareness, skills and change clinical practice of health professionals in the promotion of physical activity to patients at risk of, or with, health conditions. Due to the success of the partnership in the first phase (ended March 2019) and further developments in this space such as the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity, the NHS long term plan and the DHSC green paper on prevention PHE and Sport England have expanded the scope of the programme for Phase 2 which will focus on building on the successes of phase one by focusing on scaling up and sustaining the work at a systematic level.

The role will be supporting the management, planning and contract managing of specific MHPP phase 2 and requires exceptional organisation, information management and multitasking skills. The candidate will be working alongside an extremely busy team supporting a large programme which spans across the organisations directorates, the PHE Centres, other Government Departments and external stakeholders. This role will report to the Physical Activity Project Manager.

The location of the post is at our London office (Wellington House), however flexible working arrangement will be considered. The post may require travel to other areas in the Country that are involved in the specific pilot workstreams.

This is an exciting new opportunity for someone with proven senior administration and organisational skills and experience to join an exciting programme. We would ideally like someone who has worked in / or has an interest in the Physical Activity field, experience of delivering health improvement initiatives in a clinical setting are highly desirable. The candidate will be highly organised, have exemplary communication skills and have project support management experience – these are all essential.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nick Clarke (Physical Activity Programme Manager on 07881900375 or email

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:

Nick Clarke (Physical Activity Programme Manager on 07881900375 or email

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how the PHE Charter is an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver a service.

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.

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Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.

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