Consultant in Health Protection (North West) (suitable for Consultant Medical and Dental and/or non-medical NHS Agenda for Change Band 8d)
Contract: Fixed Term until 15 January 2024
Full Time (ie 10 Programmed Activities or 37.5 hours per week)
Pay Scale: minimum of Band 8d or maximum of Consultant Medical and Dental Pay Scales (£79,592 - £119,133)
The UKHSA North West (NW) Region is made up of health protection consultants and practitioners, surveillance scientists, emergency preparedness professionals and business operations staff, operating from three NW sites.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Consultant in Health Protection to work in our Cheshire and Merseyside health protection team. This is a key post in our Health Protection Consultant workforce. The appointment to this post is crucial to effectively deliver our remit to protect the public's health from infectious diseases and other public health hazards through provision of a 24/7 acute health protection service.
Your contractual and operational base will be Cunard Building, Liverpool. The role will include hybrid working which allows for staff who can operate remotely at home and in the office, to fulfil their role and responsibilities in line with the team and UKHSA’s policies and guidance. You will be expected to travel to our other NW offices/sites in Manchester and Preston, providing leadership and development to the service.
Main Duties of the Job
As part of the North West Health Protection Team and in collaboration with relevant people in UKHSA Field Services and Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards Directorates, and Local Authority Directors of Public Health in the North West, the Consultant in Health Protection will contribute to the provision of specialist advice and support locally to local authorities, hospitals, and primary care. The consultant will contribute to the investigation and management of a full range of health protection incidents (including outbreaks of diseases like meningitis, and food poisoning), and will contribute to surveillance, co-ordination, support and monitoring of the local implementation of local, regional and key national programmes and place-based partnership working. The post-holder will also be responsible for dealing with environmental public health incidents, situations, and other health protection emergencies, in collaboration with other members of the Health Protection Team as appropriate.
Working for the Organisation
We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice, where Everyone Matters promoting equality of opportunity to actively encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce.
UKHSA ethos is to be an inclusive organisation for all our staff and stakeholders. To create, nurture and sustain an inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our workforce and wider communities. We do this through celebrating and protecting differences by removing barriers and promoting equity and equality of opportunity for all.
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 refer to the Person Specification for a full overview. Please also see Job Description for competencies.
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 Sam Ghebrehewet (Deputy Regional Director of Health Protection) via email address firstname.lastname@example.org
in the first instance.
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
To apply for this vacancy please apply by clicking the Apply button quoting Job Reference Number 919-MS-35198819-EXT
Closing date: 30 November 2022.