Public Health England will provide strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Our ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. We will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health, a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.
Here at Public Health England we are on a journey of transformation – transforming our people, our behaviours and the way we do things, transforming our relationships both internally and with partner organisations, transforming our leadership, and transforming systems, process and structures – towards achieving our ambition to be a high performing organisation. We have made significant progress and we now want to take this to the next level
We are now seeking to appoint 3 Executive Officers who will have experience in providing and managing a variety of support functions. These are senior administrative roles so the post holders will need to demonstrate that they are able to work autonomously taking forward projects and priorities with limited supervision. The successful candidates will be highly motivated and conscientious with the ability to juggle and prioritise conflicting demands. Will also be factored into the Health Protection Acute Response Centre rota and offer resilience when required.
To succeed in this role candidates will be adept at managing their own workload. The successful individuals will join a dedicated and committed team with a varied remit. There are three posts based in Public Health England offices in Bristol or Totnes. However, regardless of the contractual base the successful candidates will be expected to travel within the South West area and nationally as required.
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 note: In the event of a high volume of applications, this vacancy will close within 7 days
An initial sift based on the lead essential and desirable criteria may be held if a large number of applications are received. If your application progresses to a full sift, all essential and desirable criteria will then be considered.
Please be aware that at this time interviews may take place using skype or by video conference. We will aim to give you a minimum of 5 days’ notice before inviting any candidate for interview but please be aware that this may not be possible, and interviews may have to be changed at short notice.
Selection for these posts may be held over several days. Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their interview as soon as practical after the conclusion of all interviews.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment, and upon request.
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 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.
By applying for this post you are agreeing to Public Health England transferring the information to its preferred applicant management system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders.
Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.
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 information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact:
Frances Bovington, Business Operations Manager PHE South West
Telephone: opt 2
The successful candidates will be appointed to Civil Service terms and conditions.
PHE employees who are at risk or in the redeployment pool are given prior consideration for any suitable alternative employment.
Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer.
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