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Civil Service: Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Part time: 0.86 WTE
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Public Health England
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Public (Non NHS)
Oakley Road, Southampton, Hampshire
£37,145- £44,503 per annum (pro rata)
11/08/2020 23:59
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Public Health Screening and Immunisation Co-ordinator 3 posts

Civil Service: Senior Executive Officer (SEO)

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.

Temporary Appointments: If you are external to the Civil Service, you will take up the post on a Fixed Term appointment, if you are an existing Civil Servant, based outside of PHE, you will take up the post as a loan and if you are an existing PHE member of staff, you will take up the post as either a level transfer or a temporary promotion as per PHE’s Pay and Grading policy. If you are an existing Civil Servant, (in PHE or elsewhere) you must have prior agreement from your Line Manager before applying for this post.

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.

Job Reference Number:                TBC

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 clinical ring fence. SEO:  £37,145 - £44,019 (max of scale)(annual review to follow)

AfC £38,890 - £44,503 (max of scale)

 Hours:                                               2.58 wte (three posts) (applicants for flexible working will be considered)

Job Type                                           Permanent

Closing Date:                                   Civil Service 11/08/2020

NHS Jobs  11/08/2020

Interview Date:                               26 August 2020/ 4 September 2020


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 pathwasy.  They will support implementation of commissioning and delivery of the national screening and immunisation programmes.

We are seeking to appoint 2.58 wte (three posts) Screening and Immunisation Coordinators 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 postholders 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.

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.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

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