Working for DH

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Previous experience in a government department is not essential: our staff have backgrounds in the voluntary, public and private sectors.

Jobs at the Department of Health

All Department of Health (DH) 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.

The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

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Current vacancies

Lay Members for the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE)

COMARE is responsible for the assessment of the science and subsequent advice to government and the devolved administrations on the health effects of natural/man-made radiation, to assess the adequacy of the available data and the need for further research.

COMARE is looking for 2 lay members who will be expected to work effectively with scientific members of the committee to ensure that the committee’s advice addresses the concerns of, and can be understood by the UK population as a whole. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following:

  • a legal background, particularly in international law
  • expertise in data protection, in relation to small area statistics/ epidemiology
  • knowledge of risk communication

The time commitment will be up to 4 days per year, there is no remuneration for this post and expenses are paid in line with DH policy.

For further information on the criteria and how to apply please see the attached information pack and submit your covering letter, CV and monitoring forms to appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.uk.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Viona Pereira-Marron on 0113 254 5845 quoting reference EC16-84 for the posts.

The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm Wednesday 31 August 2016.

COMARE information pack

Specialist and lay members to join 2 committees:

The time commitment for all the Committee members will be up to 8 days per year. There is no remuneration for these posts but travel and subsistence expenses are paid in line with DH policy.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call the Appointments Team on 0113 254 6135 / 5845 quoting reference number:

  • EC16-17 for ACDP Members
  • EC16-07 for the SaBTO Member

The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP)

The ACDP is responsible for providing independent scientific advice to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Department of Health, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and their counterparts under devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, on all aspects of hazards and risks from exposure to pathogens.

ACDP are looking for a lay member with an interest in biological agents and public health and/or worker safety and 3 high calibre candidates at a senior level ideally with a record of achievement at national and/or international level in one or more of the following specialisms:

  • clinical virology
  • high level containment laboratory expert
  • clinical bacteriology

There are further details about the role and how to apply in the ACDP information pack. Submit your covering letter and CV and monitoring forms to appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm Wednesday 31 August 2016.

ACDP information pack

Advisory Committee on Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs (SaBTO)

The SaBTO advises UK Health Departments and Ministers on the safety of blood for transfusion and organs, cells (including stem cells and gametes, in liaison with the regulatory bodies) and tissues for transplantation, and on risk management options.

The SaBTO is looking for a high calibre candidate at a senior level ideally with a record of achievement at national and/or international level in one or more of the following specialisms:

  • microbiologist
  • bacteriologist
  • virologist

There are further details about the role and how to apply in the SaBTO information pack. Submit your covering letter and CV and monitoring forms to appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm Monday 5 September 2016.

SaBTO information pack

Monitoring forms

These forms apply to all vacancies.

Guaranteed interview scheme form

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Monitoring form

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