Senior Dental Public Health Project/Operations Manager - Fluoridation
Public Health England
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This is an exciting opportunity to join Public Health England as Senior Dental Public Health Project/Operations Manager - Fluoridation in the National Dental Public Health Team. The location of this role is flexible.
We are looking for an individual to support the Strategic Dental Public Health Lead in the management and development of the fluoridation programme and services with proven experience as an Operations Manager, a Project Manager or a Programme Manager
Main duties of the job
As a Senior Dental Public Health Project/Operations Manager - Fluoridation within the National Dental Public Health Team, you will be required to support the Strategic Dental Public Health Lead and Consultant in Dental Public Health in the management and development of the fluoridation programme and services.
You will be an individual who can work relatively independently, using specialist knowledge of project work to ensure that knowledge, research and analysis is communicated appropriately and effectively to both corporate and external audiences. The post holder will also be required to be highly organised and skilled at prioritising, communicate clearly with colleagues and external audiences, and maintain accurate written records.
Financial management skills and an appreciation of the political sensitivities of this programme are also required. Diplomacy is an essential skill in this role.
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.
Specific project delivery duties
- Lead on the water fluoridation programme and services
- Monitor the progress of the water fluoridation programme and support any other Dental Public Health programmes and projects as necessary.
- Evaluate and assess the impacts of risks, monitor and manage those risks and escalate risks to the national lead as appropriate
- Provide business planning advice for specific programme area by ensuring that project information systems are kept up to date and are in accordance to the relevant project management standards
- Initiate and implement plans, organise financial activities taking into account interdependencies and deadlines, making modification to plans as required
- Contribute to the production of timely and accurate reports on programme performance by producing update reports on the water fluoridation /programme
- Assess project and programme performance, making decisions on appropriate actions where project deviates from project standards
- Lead and input to responses to Parliamentary Questions, enquires, FOIs and other requests on water fluoridation
- Be able to concentrate intensely for considerable periods of time (often equating to 3-4 hours at a time) on tasks such reviewing and preparing documents, analysing and interpreting varied and complex data and information, and participation at strategic and operational meetings.
- Initiate, develop and maintain stakeholder relationships at all levels
- Actively promote and carry out collaborative working across teams
- Support the development and implementation of learning events and networks to enhance knowledge and skills amongst relevant stakeholders
Line management/matrix management
- Line management of project managers and project officers at HEO/EO and AA/AO levels if relevant to post
- Work with multi-organisational teams across the programme, supporting other staff to deliver the programme objectives
- Promote quality improvement of services and products
- Provides input to and implements policies and procedures within the scope of the project
- Monitor journals for reports of research on the effects of fluoridation, alerting the consultant in dental public health as necessary and maintaining a database
- Responsible for ensuring adherence to project budget, on-going monitoring of expenditure against project budget
Option 3 External
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
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23 July 2021
£36,329 to £42,481 a year
Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working, Home or remote working, Compressed hours