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Head of EU Exit and Continuity of Supply Manager

Posted: 12 Oct 2020 Closes: 10 Nov 2020
LONDON, United Kingdom £52,606 - £62,286 PA
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Head of EU Exit and Continuity of Supply Manager

Job Reference: 919-RR-33446320-EXT2

Employer: Department: Covid Location: LONDON, WELLINGTON HOUSE Salary: £52,606 - £62,286 PA

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

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.
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Any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

Given the nature of the work of PHE, as a Category 1 department, you may be required in an emergency, if deemed a necessity, to redeploy to another role at short notice. You may also be required to work at any other location, within reasonable travelling distance of your permanent home address, in line with the provisions set out in your contract of employment.

The Vaccines and Countermeasures Response Department is part of the National Infection Service Directorate. It is concerned with the procurement and supply of vaccines for the Immunisation Programme and the national stockpiles, vaccine agreements and storage and distribution requirements for pandemic flu preparedness and emergency response planning. This includes the budget management and financial accounting in relation to these arrangements.

The Vaccine Operations team deals with all aspects of the procurement and distribution of vaccines, immunoglobulins, antivenoms and antitoxins for the national immunisation programme and for urgent use within the NHS, across the 4 nations of the UK.

The VCR team will play a pivotal role in the delivery of programmes in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, ensuring the availability of treatments where these have been found to have a positive impact, and for managing the supply and distribution of vaccines against COVID-19.

The role of EU Exit and Continuity of Supply Manager is a new post to lead the preparations and operational response to the end of the transition period, to maintain the continuity of supply for all PHE procured vaccines and countermeasures into the UK and into Northern Ireland, including COVID-19 vaccines.

Option 3 - External

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Powell, Head of Vaccine Operations / COVID Treatment Operations

The Civil Service (CS) embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the CS Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document). PHE is a disability confident employer and is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long term health condition.

The law requires that selection for appointment to the CS is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the CS Commission's Recruitment Principles.

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact PHE recruitment team in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from PHE, you can contact the CS Commission.

If we receive applications from more suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months, and future vacancies could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition.

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Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.

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