Job Reference Number: [919-Directorate – Initial-]
Job title: Health Protection Practitioner
Employer: Public Health England
Locations: Harlow Office, Health Protection Team, PHE East of England
Salary: Agenda for Change band 6 £31,365 - £37,890 or
Civil Service grade HEO £29,921 - £37,640
Job Type Permanent
Closing Date: TBC
Interview Date: TBC
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Health Protection Team, PHE East of England as a Health Protection Practitioner. The Health Protection team has two offices; one in Mildenhall and one in Harlow providing a service across the East of England. There are two posts available, both based in the Harlow office, and the post holders will be expected to travel within their geographical patches and to other offices within the Centre.
The post holders will work with a range of public and private sector agencies and be involved in the prevention, surveillance, investigation and control of infection, environmental hazards and other components of health protection within the community.
These posts include participation in the out of hours health protection on-call rota after a period of training and assessment (with reimbursement).
We are looking for Registered General Nurses, Allied Health Care Professionals or Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners who are seeking to develop their role within the field of health protection. You will be a good communicator, able to work in a team and be prepared to take on responsibility, as appropriate. Experience in a community health related field, teaching, research and/or audit would be viewed as advantageous. Applicants should also be able to provide evidence of further professional development and be able to participate in the out of hours on-call rota.
The successful candidates will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills; a broad experience and a commitment to the highest standards of service delivery.
For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tracy Mann, Public Health Workforce Development Manager on 0300 303 3537.(HR to insert Eligibility Paragraph)
Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see for competencies
Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer
Option 3 – External
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
Harlow, Tye Green, England, Essex, CM18 6UG, United Kingdom