Consultant in Public Health

London (Central), London (Greater)
£75,914 to £110,683 a year
20 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Consultant in Public Health – Adult Social Care COVID-19 Emergency Response

(Post suitable for both Consultant Medical and Non-Medical AfC Band 8d Appointment)

Health Protection

Fixed Term to 31st March 2022 (with possibility of extension)

£75,914 - £110,683 per annum, pro rata

Full time 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) or 37.5 hours per week (Applicants for part-time, job share or flexible working will be considered)

Job overview

You will be joining the Adult Social Care team at a vital time as we move out of the second Covid winter into a ‘recovery’ phase and planning the approach to Autumn and next Winter. We will be harnessing lessons learnt in order to plan for the longer-term. This is an opportunity to make a real impact as a member of the Senior Management Team, and you will play a key role in developing, shaping and assuring the clinical function of the team and the advice we provide. Your strong communication skills and expertise will provide a valuable contribution towards the formulation of national policy and guidance, and for engaging with senior stakeholders in the sector, in order to help mitigate morbidity and mortality in adult social care settings.

Main duties of the job

SURVEILLANCE - Lead on analysis of data to shape clinical advice on issues surrounding the minimizing of COVID-19 amongst vulnerable populations within the Adult Social Care Sector; Contribute to discussion groups with partners on data and evidence in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on recipients and providers of social care; Support development of guidance and policy development through application of data and intelligence.

PARTNERSHIP WORKING - Take a lead in the proactive development of key relationships with a wide range of individuals and stakeholders to improve the prevention and control of infection in adult social care settings;  Influence, and where appropriate, lead the development and implementation of system wide priorities and programmes for public health action or improvement; Contribute actively to the development and implementation of system wide priorities and programmes for public health action or improvement within the Adult Social Care Sector.

EXPERT CLINICAL ADVICE - Hospital discharge procedures; Advise on the interface between hospitals and social care; Advise on the COVID-19 vaccination programmes for vulnerable groups; Provide advice and knowledge of the interface between specialist testing for COVID-19 and other acute respiratory infection testing.

RESEARCH, TEACHING AND TRAINING - Link with colleagues within the Adult Social Care Team who head up research functions and feed into reports to Ministers and the SAGE social care sub-group; Contribute to research activity to complement the health protection evidence base and where agreed, to lead research projects; Develop and deliver appropriate teaching resources and activities across a range of audiences with support from senior manager(s) as appropriate. 

Please see attached job description for further information. The post is subject to the core competencies as set out by the Faculty of Public Health for consultant appointments and the post holder will be expected to demonstrate expertise in all of them.

You must be on either the GMC Specialist Register or UK Public Health (Specialist) Register. You must also meet minimum CPD requirements in accordance with the requirements of the Faculty of Public Health/Royal College of Pathologists/Royal College of Physicians or other recognised body.

The successful candidates will be appointed to the point of the Consultant salary scale appropriate to their years of seniority or if from a background other than medicine to NHS Agenda for Change Band 8d.

Candidates must be included on the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List or UK Public Health Register.

Working for your organisation

Public Health England (PHE) provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its 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. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner. 

Option 3 – External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Please go to and quote reference 919-CK-33197420-EXT to apply for this job

Closing date: 10th May 2021

It is expected that interviews will be held in June 2021

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