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National TB Programme Manager

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom £59,678 - £62,286 per annum (pro rata)
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National TB Programme Manager

Job Reference: 919-BA-34785038-EXT

Employer: Department: Respiratory infections Location: Colindale, London Salary: £59,678 - £62,286 per annum (pro rata)

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

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Job title: National TB Programme Manager

Employer: Public Health England

Department: National Infection Service

Locations: Colindale and Home

Salary: Grade 7 Upper

Hours: 37.5

Job Type FTC or secondment opportunity to 31.03.2021

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit PHE Website.

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Job Purpose / Summary

PHE has made tackling Tuberculosis in England as one of its major public health priorities and so the post holder, as the programme manager for the national TB control programme, will work as part of a dynamic team to continue the development and delivery of an effective national TB Control Programme. This in part will be achieved by supporting the seven regional TB Control Boards in addition to senior staff in PHE and NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE/I).

The role will support PHE towards meeting its TB priority, as outlined in PHEs Infectious Disease Strategy 2020-2025, by driving transformation as well as value for money in planning and delivering a successful TB control programme. The role requires a combination of subject matter expertise and technical management skills to develop strong service delivery. Leadership and communication amongst various stakeholders will be fundamental to the role as well as the ability to manage and provide reports on a regular basis.

The post holder will be responsible for programme managing the national TB control programme and supporting the delivery of this at national, regional and local levels. The post holder will coordinate and drive the communication and engagement of colleagues at the frontline, including staff in the seven TB Control Boards, PHE staff in Health Protection Teams and PHE Centre's, clinicians in the NHS, colleagues in local government, NHSE/I and the Third Sector.

The post is available on a fixed term contract or secondment basis. If applying on secondment, applicants should ensure they have the agreement of their employing organisation.

Applicants should complete the standard online application form. They should use the supporting information section to outline why they are applying and what they would bring to this role. In addition, applicants are encouraged to choose 5-6 criteria from the person specification (available on line), that evidence TB and programme management knowledge and skills, and use these as sub-headings in their application to show in no more than 200 words per criteria how they meet each criteria selected.

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Anderson,

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.

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Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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