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Public Health Screening and Immunisation Co-ordinator

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom £37,145 - £44,019 (Civil Service) & £38,890 - 44,5
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Public Health Screening and Immunisation Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 919-AK-34322942-EXTCIC

Employer: Department: Centres & Regions Location: home based, Southampton Salary: £37,145 - £44,019 (Civil Service) & £38,890 - 44,5

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.
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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.

Previous applicants will not be considered

Job Reference Number: 2669003

Job title: Public Health Screening and Immunisation Coordinator

Employer: Public Health England South East embedded in NHS England South East region (Hampshire Thames Valley)

Department: SE Centre - Healthcare Public Health

Locations: NHS England (South East - HIOW), Southampton, SO16 4GX

Salary: PHE Grade SEO or AFC7 for applicants eligible for Cliinical ring fence. SEO: £37,145 - £44,019 (max of scale)(annual review to follow)

AfC £38,890 - £44,503 (max of scale)

Hours: 37.5 hrs

Job Type Fixed term (for 1 year initially)

Closing Date: Civil Service 16 October 2020

NHS Jobs 16 October 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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.

The commissioning of Screening and Immunisation services and responsibility for effective delivery of Screening and Immunisation programmes is mandated to NHS England. NHS England's role is to ensure that the NHS delivers better outcomes for patients within its available resources. It will play a vital role in providing national leadership for improving outcomes and driving up quality of care.

Employed by PHE, this post is embedded within the Local Office of NHS England and NHS Improvement South East. This post is home based or if the applicant prefers to be office based, a base can be negotiated. As part of the creation of the new South East NHS England and Improvement Region there is closer alignment and working with the Thames Valley Team. Therefore, occasional travel between the two teams, may be required as part of this new arrangement.

Currently the whole team is based at home due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Job Purpose / Summary

PHE has a vacancy for a Public Health Screening and Immunisation Coordinator to work as part of the HIOW Screening and Immunisation Team. The post holder will support the commissioning of consistent, resilient and high quality national screening and immunisation programmes, providing leadership, support and challenge to service providers in order to achieve high coverage rates and maintain the quality of the programme pathways. They will support implementation of commissioning and delivery of the national screening and immunisation programmes.

We are seeking to appoint 1 WTE Screening and Immunisation Coordinator to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Screening and Immunisation Team, covering Southampton, Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Working with the Screening and Immunisation Manager and Screening and Immunisation Lead, applicants will commission consistently resilient, high quality, national screening and immunisation programmes within the defined geography of NHS England (HIOW). The postholder will be employed by PHE and embedded within NHS England.

Programme responsibilities may change according to the needs of the service.

The post holder will ideally have a sound knowledge of screening and immunisation programmes and of commissioning population health programmes.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dave Harris, Screening and Immunisation Manager,

This post is being offered as a non-clinical role and a clinical role with corresponding job descriptions. Candidates' 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.

Option 3 - External

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

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification part of the job description (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

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

On 18 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced plans to establish the National Institute for Health Protection and consult on the best future options for strengthening health improvement and other public health functions in the wider system. Public Health England and many of its employees will be in scope for transition to new organisations in Spring 2021. Any new or current employees working for Public Health England during this time, will

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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