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Project Manager

Job Reference: 919-MM-30588993-EXT

Public Health England
Wellington House, London
£38,975 - £45,769 per ann

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 Reference Number: 919-MM-30588993-EXT

Job title: Project Manager – Physical Activity (x 2 posts)

Employer: Public Health England

Department: Health Improvement, Diet, Obesity and Physical Activity Division

Locations: London (flexible working arrangement apply)

Salary: Civil Service – SEO grade

Hours: Full Time (37.5hrs)

Job Type: Fixed term to March 31st 2022.

Closing Date: 14 May 2019

Interview Date: 23 May 2019 (London)

Start: ASAP

Are you a talented and driven project manager with a knowledge in health and wellbeing and passionate about making a difference to peoples lives? Would you like to work at the heart of one of the largest programmes at Public Health England, which will transform the knowledge and understanding of Physical Activity across the healthcare professional sector?

Public Health England (PHE) is a world leading institution with a mission to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities and protect the public’s health. We work to achieve this through world leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and the delivery of specialist public health services. We are an executive agency of the Department of Health & Social Care and a delivery organisation with operational autonomy. Our 5,500 strong workforce provides Government, local authorities, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based, public health delivery expertise and support.

The Project Manager – Physical Activity, is a key role in the provision of support to the national Health Improvement directorarte in particular the Moving Healthcare Professionals Physcial (MHPP) Activity programme.

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.

An experienced, hard working and knowledgable Project Manager is required to contribute to the delivery of this national Programme, a partnership programme with Sport England, and contribute to the the overall support of the Physical Activity topic at PHE.

The role requires exceptional organisation, project management, stakeholder management, information management, planning and multitasking skills. As well as an appetitie for finding creative soloutions to increasing activity. 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 Programme Manager for Physical Activity

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 skills and experience to join an exciting programme and to project manage at a National level. 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, writing skills and have project management experience – these are all essential.

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 07919691448 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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