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Senior Health Protection Nurse/Practitioner

Job Reference: 028-NMR009-0819

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Health Protection
Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff, Cardiff
£37,570 to £43,772 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.

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Senior Health Protection Nurse/Practitioner

Health Protection Division, Public Health Wales

Location/base: Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered nurse or an appropriately registered practitioner or allied health professional (see person specification) to join the All Wales Health Protection Team. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with significant experience in health protection and strong leadership skills to work in the field of communicable disease, infection prevention and control, and other aspects of health protection.

The post holder will work in partnership with other members of the Health Protection Team and the wider Health Protection Division in the surveillance, prevention and control of a range of infectious diseases and other health protection issues.

The post holder will act as a senior member of the All Wales Acute Response (AWARe) service, taking part in the rota for delivering the acute health protection service, using their specialist knowledge, skills and significant experience in responding to a range of notifications, enquiries and incidents, providing expert health protection advice to other health professionals and members of the public.

As a senior member of the team, the post holder will also act as AWARe Coordinator (on a rota with other senior staff) to ensure that the acute service runs smoothly, that the highest possible standards are maintained at all times, and will also act as an advisor and expert resource for other team members.

The post holder will also work with other team members to identify and agree a portfolio of planned proactive work at local and regional level. This involves working in collaboration with other agencies and disciplines in the provision of a specialist health protection service for the population of Wales.

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

Closing date: 26th August 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gary Porter-Jones, Lead Nurse for Health Protection.
Tel: 0300 00 300 32 or email:

or, in Gary's absence, either Ceri Harris or Nic Hathway (Senior Health Protection Nurses): 0300 00 300 32.

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.

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

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