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Consultant - Health Protection (Communicable Disease Control)

Public Health Wales
Consultant / £86,063-£111,732 | AfC Band 9 £95,135-£109,475
Closing date
17 Oct 2022

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Consultants in Communicable Disease Control /
Consultant in Health Protection Substantive 2.0 WTE Post

Health Protection Division, Public Health Wales
Location/base: Negotiable
Salary: Consultant / £86,063-£111,732 | AfC Band 9 £95,135-£109,475

Recognising the importance of preventing and responding to a range of hazards, a devolved Welsh Government has prioritised significant investment for the development of our National Health Protection Service. Building on our strengths, and working closely with wider partners, we are transforming our services to deliver a world-class service for the prevention, management and control of health protection threats.

To complement our existing teams, Public Health Wales is seeking to appoint highly motivated, enthusiastic Public Health Specialists to the positions of Consultant in Communicable Disease Control / Consultant in Health Protection at 2.0 WTE on a permanent basis.

The Health Protection Division of Public Health Wales provides surveillance of communicable disease and environmental hazard exposures, prevention and control of infectious disease, environmental public health services and laboratory services in Wales. As part of the team you will provide specialist advice and input on a range of health protection issues, leading on the response to outbreaks and incidents in the community or healthcare settings as required.

The national Health Protection teams support the seven Health Boards across Wales in discharging their statutory responsibilities for health protection, and work closely with the Directors of Public Health. In addition, and by agreement with the Director of Health Protection, you will have the opportunity to support a defined portfolio area working on an all-Wales basis. This may include sessions with the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre providing strategic leadership for surveillance, field epidemiology, research and training.

Candidates must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Public Health, Microbiology or Infectious Diseases Medicine, or UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists.

The successful candidates will be appointed to the Medical and Dental Consultant salary scale (£86,063 - £111,732) or if from a background other than medicine to NHS Agenda for Change Band 9 (£95,135 - £109,475).

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Dr Giri Shankar, Director of Health Protection, email

To apply please click the apply button quoting the job references: 028-AC349-1022 (Communicable Disease Control).

Closing Date: 17th October 2022.


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