Business Operations Manager

Recruiter
Public Health England
Location
Contact Tracing Cell / Operational Support / Home-based / Flexible
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Nov 2020
Closes
24 Nov 2020
Ref
919-AW-35154109-EXTSEO
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.

Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation's 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.

The Contact Tracing cell (CTC) is a response cell and is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the work of the PHE contact tracing system which is part of the DHSC-led Test & Trace programme. The cell has a number of workstreams which require data analysis and epidemiology skills. These are: NHS Track and Trace outbreak surveillance, data management, international situations, enhanced contact tracing, training and guidance, Joint Situational Awareness Team and Operational Support.

This post supports the UK's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is hosted within the Contact Tracing Cell Operations Team.

The role varies depending on the workstream requirements but essentially includes: the responsibility of overseeing the administrative function of the office/site and line managing the business support manager within the Directorate. The post holder may work with colleagues who are based across the country at different sites and/or who work remotely.

We are offering 12 month nationally based contracts. These roles will be initially fixed term, however there may be opportunities to extend contracts or transition to permanent opportunities as they become available subject to Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description.

Selection for these posts is being held over several days. Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their interview as soon as practical after the conclusion of all interviews. Appointments will be made in strict merit order.

Interviews may take place using skype or by video conference. We will aim to give you a minimum of 5 days' notice before inviting any candidate for interview but please be aware that this may not be possible, and interviews may have to be changed at short notice

Suitable candidates not offered a posting will be placed on the reserve list which will be held for 12 months. The reserve list will be used to offer future vacancies. These further posting offers will also be made in strict merit order.

The reserve lists may also be used to offer future vacancies not necessarily restricted to the current posts included in the advert. They may also extend to similar vacancies which arise across the wider PHE network. Any such offers would be made in strict merit order to all candidates remaining on the reserve list. The location and job role would be fully explained to you. Refusal of the offer would not change your reserve list position.

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 the job description for competencies.

Interested applicants wishing to learn more about this post can contact the recruitment manager via email at WNCoV.staffcell@phe.gov.uk quoting the vacancy number.

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

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.

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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.

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