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Screening and Immunisation Manager

Job Description

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how the PHE Charter is an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Please note that if the pay scheme is listed as 'Other', the post advertised will be subject to Public Health England Civil Service Terms and Conditions of employment unless otherwise stated.

This is a Non Reserved post under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is therefore open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals and certain non EEA members. For more information please refer to the supporting documents detailing the Civil Service Nationality Rules.

For posts on Public Health England Civil Service terms and conditions, on appointment the starting salary is normally the minimum point (see salary range above). This will be dependent on the successful candidate’s current salary and terms and/or equivalent experience. The Civil Service pay structure and progression is different from NHS Agenda for Change, most local authority pay grades and other systems which have annual pay increments. Salary increases are awarded based on performance assessed through the annual appraisal cycle.

Job Purpose / Summary

We are seeking to appoint a Screening and Immunisation Manager to the Wessex Screening and Immunisation Team, covering Dorset, Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Working with the Screening and Immunisation Lead, applicants will commission consistently resilient, high quality, national screening and immunisation programmes within the defined geography of NHS England (Wessex). The postholder will be employed by PHE and embedded within NHS England.

Initially the postholder will have responsibility for breast, cervical and antenatal screening and immunisation programmes. Programme responsibilities may change according to the needs of the service.

We are looking for applicants with senior level experience of commissioning health programmes, managing multiple programmes, leading service improvement and building effective working relationships to achieve defined outcomes or quality improvements. An understanding of public health principles and approaches and previous experience in commissioning screening and immunisation programmes will be an advantage.

Together with the existing Screening and Immunisation Managers, the postholder will provide direct support to the Screening and Immunisation Lead across a full range of commissioning activities to ensure that the screening and immunisation programmes:

  • Meet the needs of all eligible people
  • Are provided to the highest levels of quality, safety and efficiency
  • Meet minimum standards and strive for excellence
  • Ensure equity of access and uptake

In the context of screening and immunisation programmes, this will include:

  • Identifying and prioritising population needs
  • Developing and implementing plans to address priorities, coverage and equity
  • Identifying and mitigating risk in pathways
  • Providing specialist public health advice to contracting and procurement pathways
  • Providing public health performance reports to a range of stakeholders as agreed with the Screening and Immunisation Lead
  • Working with providers to improve programme performance and maintain quality
  • Line management of up to approximately 5 Screening and Immunisation Coordinators / Public Health Assistants.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Clare Simpson, Consultant in Public Health and Screening and Immunisation Lead with your phone number, via ( Email address removed )

This post is being offered as a non-clinical role and a clinical role with corresponding job descriptions. Candidate’s applications will be tested against the person specification of both job descriptions to assess which is most suitable. To be eligible for the post on an Agenda for Change banding you will need to meet the person specification on the ‘clinical’ job description.

Stage 4 vacancy

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

Appointment to this post is on PHE terms and conditions of service. Only previous continuous service in the Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes. If appointed to this post on the terms related to the Clinical Ring Fence, previous continuous service in the NHS and Civil Service is recognised for contractual purposes.

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 the job description for competencies

Public Health England and NHS England promotes diversity in the workplace and are Equal Opportunities employers.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document).

Interview expenses will not normally be paid but will be paid in exceptional circumstances in agreement with the Deputy Director of HR.

PHE is required to check employment and/or education history covering three consecutive years. Please therefore supply referees (with email addresses) to cover this period. Additional documentation such as P60s may be required as evidence. Please ensure you give details of at least two different referees, even if you were employed in one company for three years or more

For more information please go to the PHE website.

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