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Consultant Epidemiologist and Lead for Zoonoses

UK Health Security Agency
Colindale, London (Greater)
£78,192 to £114,003
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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(Suitable for Consultant Medical and Dental and/or non-medical NHS Agenda for Change Band 8d)
Directorate: Public Health and Clinical
(ie 10 Programmed Activities or 37.5 hours per week)

Pay Scale minimum of Band 8d or maximum of Consultant Medical and 

Job Overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Consultant Epidemiologist to join the Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (EIZ) section and lead the national zoonoses activities.

The EIZ section covers a range of activities including horizon scanning and risk assessment of global emerging infectious disease threats; development of specialist resources and expert advice for the public health management of high consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs); coordinating the providing scientific support to the Human Animal Infections Risk Surveillance group (HAIRS); coordinating activities related to non-foodborne zoonoses across UKHSA; undertaking surveillance of zoonoses; and working closely with human, animal, and environmental health colleagues on the assessment, management and control of zoonotic infections.

Main Duties of the Job

This is a specialist Consultant Epidemiologist position in the Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (EIZ) section and will have lead responsibility for specific zoonoses, as well as providing senior level input into a wide range of activities carried out by section relating to emerging infections and zoonoses.

Working for the Organisation

At the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA), our mission is to provide health security for the nation by protecting from infectious disease and external hazards. We are a trusted source of advice to government and to the public, focusing on reducing inequalities in the way different communities experience and are impacted by infectious disease, environmental hazards, and other threats to health.

Our mission is challenging, innovative, and in the spotlight. We will work to ensure our people have the diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds we need to thrive, that our staff are representative of the communities we serve and feel valued and enabled to play their part in delivering our work.

Creating our working culture is an ongoing process which we are developing by listening and learning together, hearing, and acting upon diverse voices and opinions to develop a common sense of identity and effective ways of working.

UKHSA’s remit, as an agency with a global-to-local reach, is to protect the health of the nation from infectious diseases and other external threats to health. As the nation’s expert national health security agency UKHSA will:

  • Prevent: anticipate threats to health and help build the nation’s readiness, defences, and health security
  • Detect: use cutting edge environmental and biological surveillance to proactively detect and monitor infectious diseases and threats to health
  • Analyse: use world-class science and data analytics to assess and continually monitor threats to health, identifying how best to control and mitigate the risks
  • Respond: take rapid, collaborative, and effective actions nationally and locally to mitigate threats to health when they materialise
  • Lead: lead strong and sustainable global, national, regional, and local partnerships designed to save lives, protect the nation from public health threats, and reduce inequalities


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.

Candidates must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Public Health, Microbiology or Infectious Diseases, or the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview).

The successful candidate 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.

Prospective candidates are invited to an informal discussion about the post with Dr Katherine Russell via in the first instance.

Option 3 – External

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

To apply for this vacancy please click the apply button quoting reference number 919-MS-3669-EXT

Closing date: Sunday 6 February 2022.

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