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Job title: Administrative Officer
Employer: Public Health England
Department:Business Support Team, PHE East of England
Salary: £19,625 – £22,127 AO Civil Service Grade
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, we are currently operating over 7 days and therefore appointees may be asked to support working over a 7 day rota where they are able to do so
Job Type x2 12 months Fixed Term
Interview Date: TBC
On 18 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced plans to establish the National Institute of 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 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 consultation prior to any formal transfer taking place.
Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and to reduce health inequalities. We provide strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS. We employ 5,000 staff across a wide range of disciplines.
PHE East of England is one of PHE’s 8 local Centres, which have a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with local authorities, NHS commissioners and the providers of public health services from the public, third and independent sector, in order to support and influence the delivery of improved outcomes for the public’s health.
This post will be part of PHE East of England’s Business Support team. The team plays a vital role in enabling the delivery of the Centre’s work on health protection, health and wellbeing, and healthcare public health, and the Centre’s corporate and management functions. Our Business Support staff work as a single team across different sites in the East of England and have a key role to play in the implementation of new models of working across the Centre.
This post will have a primary focus on providing support to our health protection staff, but will also be required to work flexibly to support staff across all our areas of work.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Business Support team working to implement streamlined and efficient business support processes across the East of England.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals, with excellent administrative skills and the ability to build strong, collaborative working relationships. Candidates should
Have a flexible approach to their work and be able to work independently and at times under minimal supervision.
The post holder will be expected to demonstrate strong data entry skills, communication and written skills as this role will be required to communicate on a regular basis with a wide range of staff and stakeholders. The individual should be enthusiastic with a pro-active and professional approach at all times.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Tracy Hewitson, Business Support Officer on .
For further information or an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Tracy Hewitson on
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 the job description for competencies.
Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer
Option 3 – External
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
If you are external to the Civil Service, you will take up the post on a Fixed Term appointment, if you are an existing Civil Servant, based outside of PHE, you will take up the post as a loan and if you are an existing PHE member of staff, you will take up the post as either a level transfer or a temporary promotion as per PHE’s Pay and Grading policy. If you are an existing Civil Servant, (in PHE or elsewhere) you must have prior agreement from your Line Manager before applying for this post.
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.
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