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Jobs at the Department of Health and Social Care
We are currently recruiting to a variety of roles. Please visit the Civil Service Jobs website for more details and to apply.
All Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) jobs are advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website. We also advertise in national and local media.
Vacancies on our boards and committees are listed below or on the Public Appointments website.
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DHSC boards and committees vacancies
National Joint Registry Steering Committee (NJRSC) – medical director
The National Joint Registry (NJR) for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man was set up in 2002 to protect patient safety by monitoring the performance of joint replacement implants, and variation in and the relative effectiveness of surgical technique. The NJR steering committee was established in the same year to oversee the work of the NJR.
The purpose of this post is to support the NJR in its aims and objectives by ensuring the clinical appropriateness of its methods and programme of work.
You will provide advice on medical issues to the NJRSC chairman, director of operatives and members, ensuring that the NJR has appropriate structures and processes to access medical opinions and advice, both internally and from relevant professional bodies and to also act as vice chairman of the NJR steering committee.
There is a time commitment of 2 days per week (equivalent of 4 clinical sessions). Remuneration will be £50,000 per year. These funds will be released to the appointee’s trust in order to backfill the appointee’s NJR work.
The NHS England Senior Responsible Officer determines the length of appointment. This will be up to a maximum of 3 years.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 254 5335 quoting the reference EC18-32.
The closing date for applications is midday on 13 July 2018.
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) – 4 members
The JCVI advises UK health departments on immunisations for the prevention of infections and disease.
Suitable candidates will be of high standing with an interest in vaccination and an academic interest in one or more of the following disciplines:
- respiratory disease (especially influenza and RSV)
- healthcare associated infections
- paediatric infectious diseases
Candidates should also have excellent communication skills, be able to analyse complex information and scientific/medical data, and have experience at a senior level.
The time commitment is 6 to 8 days a year. There is no remuneration for these posts but expenses are paid in line with Public Health England policy. The DHSC Senior Responsible Officer determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 4 years.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 254 5335 quoting the reference EC16-18.
The closing date for applications is midday on 4 July 2018.
New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) – 2 members
NERVTAG acts as an advisory group to the Chief Medical Officer, ministers, DHSC and other government departments with scientific risk assessments and mitigation advice on the threat posed by new and emerging respiratory viruses, and options for responding.
Applicants will have a specialism in health-related behavioural science or social science. We expect to appoint one member from each discipline.
Successful candidates will be recognised experts with a track record of national achievement as a behavioural or social scientist in at least one of the areas of:
- infectious diseases
- emergency preparedness and response
Candidates must also have experience at a senior level, strong skills in absorbing complex and scientific data, and excellent communication skills. Having experience of senior level committee membership and the ability to operate in such an environment, and being able to offer additional specialist skills (such as risk communication) would also be desirable.
The time commitment is 1 to 2 meetings per year. The frequency of meetings would increase if the alert level for a new respiratory virus threat increases. There is no remuneration for this post and expenses will be paid in line with NERVTAG policy.
The Senior Responsible Officer (currently the Chief Medical Officer) determines the length of appointments, which may be up to 3 years and have the potential to be renewed.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Kully Kanda on 0113 254 6769 quoting the reference EC18-07.
The closing date for applications is midday on 9 July 2018.
These forms apply to all boards and committees vacancies.