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Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead

Posted: 12 Oct 2020 Closes: 10 Nov 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom £61,565 - £71,893
Permanent & Full-time NHS_o04ZMmPtErPt

Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead

Job Reference: 919-AK-34322896-EXT

Employer: Department: Covid - Health and Wellbeing Location: 3PP Manchester, Cunard Liverpool or County Hall Preston, Manchester, Liverpool or Preston Salary: £61,565 - £71,893

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.
  • For posts on PHE Civil Service terms and conditions, on appointment the 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 that have annual pay increments. Please see attached an information sheet explaining starting salaries and benefits when joining PHE.
  • For clinically ringfenced AfC or Medical/Dental posts , you must obtain the correct professional registration to be appointed. The pay will follow the AfC or Medical & Dental terms & conditions. You may be asked to provide evidence on previous service whilst we are conducting pre-employment checks to determine starting salaries.
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.

PHE North West Region is seeking to recruit a permanent Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead which will provide an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people living in the North West.

We are seeking applications from motivated and enthusiastic individuals to focus on reducing health inequalities and improving health in relation to COVID-19 as part of the Health and Wellbeing Team's Recovery work. The postholder will work closely with senior colleagues to co-ordinate and deliver a programme of work to address key local priorities. The post holder will manage a small team and will need to have experience of developing others.

The role will support the development of our new ways of working programme with local councils across the 3 sub-regions: Cheshire and Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cumbria and Lancashire. There will be a focus on building our health inequalities, wider determinants and life course offer.

It is desirable for applicants to hold a qualification to MSc level or similar. The post holders should have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached job description.

Please note the location of this post is flexible.

At interview, candidates may be asked to give a presentation - the title will be agreed before the interview.

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:

Dr Rebecca Wagstaff, Deputy Director, Health and Wellbeing.

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application may be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. If imported, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Public Health England transferring the information to its preferred applicant management system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders.

Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.

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