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Senior Public Health Scientist
London, London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Occupation Public Relations
Specialty Senior Designer
Salary £38,724 – £48,068 yearly
Location London, London, United Kingdom
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 11/16/23

The UKHSA have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Public Health Scientist to join the Health Equity and Clinical Governance group.

You will be required to support the organisation through the provision of public health and health protection guidance, working in the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) Division. You will be focusing on developing IPC guidance working closely with a multi-professional team in UKHSA’sNational IPC Team.

This role also supports subject matter experts in the production of clear, evidence-based, actionable guidance. Working to embed standards and quality assurance processes for guidance production (including publication) across the organisation. You will provide support to public health incidents via the National Response Centre as requested. (Depending on the nature of the incident, incident response work may involve a change in working patterns including weekend working and overtime).


The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) offers hybrid working - this means that whilst the role will be based in one of our offices, there will be opportunities for an element of working from home. UKHSA have office locations across the UK.

This role can be based at one of our UKHSA offices/locations (Leeds, Manchester, Totnes, London, Horsham, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham, Harlow, Liverpool, Fareham, Gloucester, Newcastle and Birmingham) with opportunities for an element of working from home.

You will be asked to express a location preference during the application process.

The balance between home and workplace working is to be agreed with the line manager, determined primarily by business needs and in line with departmental policy.

*Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas. Relocation expenses are not available.*

£38,724 - £44,393 (National), £40,721-£46,231 (Outer), £42,716 - £48,068 (Inner)

Working Pattern - Full Time, Part Time, Job Share, Flexible Working, Hybrid Working.

Responsibilities section:

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • With a focus in IPC, supporting the development and updating of public health and health protection guidance for the general public, clinical and public health professionals in an appropriate time frame
  • Liaising with teams and upskilling teams at all levels across the organisation to ensure consistency across all published UKHSA guidance in line with the Quality Standards for Guidance Development
  • Responding to enquiries from key internal and external stakeholder, relating to guidance[SS1] and specialist advise which may include complex queries from multi-professionals working in UKHSA
  • Supporting guidance publishing requirements of subject matter teams specialising in IPC across UKHSA this will involve orientating teams to the quality standards for guidance development, providing advice on guidance structure and content, acting as a key contact point for any guidance related queries and facilitating involvement of Behavioural Science and Insights and Communications colleagues
  • Leading the publishing of guidance on through Whitehall publisher as a Devolved Author (training will be provided, if required)
  • Supporting the NMAHP IPC team to develop an emergency operating model and to stand up and manage an emergency response guidance function during public health incidents
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of the National IPC Team on Guidance and advice delivery team function

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

[SS1]and specialist advise