Expert Advisor SCPHN health visitor / school nurse / midwife

Public Health England

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Job summary

We are seeking Public Health Expert Advisors to sit on the Expert Advisory Group (EAG)

Introduction

Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nations health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and the delivery of specialist public health services.We are an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific and delivery expertise and support.

Main duties of the job

Expert Advisors must be Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) either health visitor or school nurse, or a registered midwife working within public health or with an interest in public health and be currently in practice or have recent up to date knowledge of practice.

The Expert Advisor is expected to:

  • provide expertise, advice and support to Public Health Englands Best Start in Life Team.
  • offer scrutiny and challenge to the team, be a critical friend and work as an advocate for public health nurses and midwives.
  • contribute to the development of resources to support the practice of public health nurses and midwives.
  • review material and provide constructive feedback and opinion by utilising experience from clinical practice and evidence.
  • compile 2 case studies over the 12-month period

About us

Nursing, Maternity and Early years Directorate

The PHE Nursing, Maternity and Early years (NME) is responsible for public health nursing and midwifery leadership within PHE and has a professional leadership role nationally and internationally. Current priorities identified in our Business Plan are protecting health; improving health & healthcare public health; improving and assuring quality; professional advice and leadership; Best start in Life Programme (children & young people 0-25 and their families); life course, the maternity programme and improving population health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Background

Applicationsare invited from SCPHN (Specialist Community Public health Nurses) registered health visitors and school nurses, and registered midwives working within public health or with an interest in public health, to join an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to support the next phase of the modernisation of the Healthy Child Programme. Applicants should be in current practice or have recent up to date knowledge of practice.

This is an exciting opportunity to volunteer to work with a high performing public health team within the Nursing, Maternity and Early Years Directorate to deliver on the Best Start in Life (BSIL) agenda.

The purpose of the Expert Advisory Group is to provide expertise, advice and support to Public Health Englands Best Start in Life Team. The role of members of the EAG is to offer scrutiny and challenge to the team, be a critical friend and work as an advocate for public health nurses. Utilising experience from clinical practice, EAG members will use evidence to reflect on resources and influence national policy.

The expectation is for monthly meetings to be convened either face to face (when restrictions allow) or via MS Teams platform. Additional extra-ordinary meetings may occasionally be scheduled to meet specific deadlines. Members are responsible for reviewing material provided to them and giving constructive feedback and opinion.

Public Health Expert Advisor, Chief Nurse, Maternity and Early Years Directorate

Expert Advisors will work in a network led by Chief Nurse, Maternity and Early Years Directorate, contributing to the next phase of the modernisation of the Healthy Child Programme and supporting national policy development.

Expert Advisors must be Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) either health visitor or school nurse, or a registered midwife working within public health or with an interest in public health and be currently in practice or have recent up to date knowledge of practice.

Qualities required for the role of Expert Advisor

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment.

There is no remuneration for this post and expenses are paid in line with PHE policy

Please note that although this vacancy is being advertised through PHE the Civil Service/NHS standard terms and conditions would not apply to this role, as this is a non-salaried role and the successful applicant will not be an employee of PHE. Therefore, the standard advert text at the top of this advert does not apply.

Option 3 External

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

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 https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england/about/equality-and-diversity

On 18 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced plans to establish the National Institute of 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 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 receive appropriate consultation prior to any formal transfer taking place.

To be eligible for employment in the UK Civil Service applicants must meet the Civil Service Nationality Rules (CSNRs) which operate independently and additionally to the Immigration Rules. Applicants must also meet necessary security and vetting requirements, along with any other relevant pre-employment checks.

As from 1 January 2021 broadly the following groups may be eligible to work in non-reserved posts within the Civil Service:

UK nationals

Nationals of Commonwealth countries

Nationals of the Republic of Ireland

EEA nationals with (or eligible for) status under the EUSS

Relevant EEA or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service

Relevant EEA or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service

Certain family members of the relevant EU & Turkish nationals

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Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered SCPHN or Registered Midwife with current NMC registration
  • Health related first degree
  • Post registration specialist qualification/registration in public health / SCPHN or equivalent demonstrable experience in public health
  • Able to demonstrate a rich portfolio of reflective evidence and adherence to NMC revalidation and/or evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Desirable

  • Master's degree (or working towards) in a health/public health related subject or equivalent demonstrable evidence

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Understanding and ability to apply the work of PHE and NME Directorate, including Best Start in Life and Healthy Child Programme
  • Commitment to improving outcomes through public health delivery/nursing and midwifery and public health related practice
  • In current practice or have recent experience of related area of SCPHN or midwifery public health practice
  • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
  • Has significant post registration experience

Desirable

  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Skills and capabilities

Essential

  • Excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills - ability to deal effectively with a broad range of people from differing professional backgrounds
  • Evidence of success in engaging with and motivating different individuals and groups to achieve a common goal
  • Demonstrable leadership attributes, initiative and self-motivation
  • Deliver key objectives within a designated time frame
  • Solution focussed - able to problem solve and find solutions based on evidence
  • Confident to challenge and share ideas
  • Ability to use ICT without assistance
  • Willingness to travel (when safe to do so)

Desirable

  • Use of social media and other forms of mass communication
  • Confident in managing stakeholder relationships

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Public Health England

Address

Wellington House, London

London

SE1 8UG


Employer's website

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Greta Hayward

greta.hayward@phe.gov.uk

Date posted

20 April 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Voluntary

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

919-RS-22309179-EXT

Job locations

Wellington House, London

London

SE1 8UG


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