Operations Support Manager

Recruiter
Public Health England
Location
Wellington House, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
919-EVS-35188100-EXTOS
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
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

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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.

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.

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

On 18 August 2020, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced plans to establish the National Institute for 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 many of 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 communications and consultation prior to any formal transfer taking place. Employees who compulsorily transfer to successor bodies will remain on their existing contractual terms and conditions and this applies both to current employees and those recruited during the transition. The recruitment, growth & development of our workforce is vital for the continuing success of PHE and thefuture National Institute for Health Protection.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic and engaging individual to join the London Corona Virus Response Cell (LCRC) in an Operations Support Manager position. This is an exciting opportunity to play a role in a high profile and evolving response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The post will be fixed term for 12 months and the successful candidate will be based at Wellington House, London. The role will form part of the team that makes up the LCRC for the Public Health COVID-19 team which is being established to ensure PHE continues to lead an effective resilient response to the pandemic.

The Purpose of this post is to provide a number of business and operational support functions to the LCRC.

The post-holder will undertake various business support functions relating to the LCRC, with particular focus on administrative and logistical management, and support to enable the LCRC to maintain an effective and timely response to COVID-19, in conjunction with our partner agencies and stakeholders.

The post involves a high degree of autonomy and requires regular operational level decision making on a wide range of topics.

The job description gives an indication of the types of activities that might be expected from this role but is not specific for this post. The responsibilities for this post will be focused on the COVID-19 activities carried out by the LCRC and may be subject to change in order for the LCRC to rapidly adapt, and dynamically respond to COVID-19.

The responsibilities could include but are not limited to operations, procurement, recruitment, governance, rota management and administration.

The successful candidate will have office management experience with a good understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages. They will also be able to work under pressure in addition to an awareness of patient confidentiality and data protection policies. Proven experience in delivery of operations or response outcomes and a proactive approach to workload. Line management experience (preferred).

Option 3 - External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
  • Temporary Appointments (NHS jobs and CS jobs only)

  • 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.

    We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

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    The Civil Service (CS) embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the CS Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document). PHE is a disability confident employer and is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long term health condition.

    The law requires that selection for appointment to the CS is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the CS Commission's Recruitment Principles.

    If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact PHE recruitment team in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from PHE, you can contact the CS Commission.

    If we receive applications from more suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months, and future vacancies could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition.

    After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application may be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. If imported, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Public Health England transferring the information to its preferred applicant management system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders.

    Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

    For more information please go to the PHE website.

    Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

    From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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.

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