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Jobs at the Department of Health
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 (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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DH boards and committees vacancies
Lay and specialist members – Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
Public Health England is looking to appoint a lay member and 5 specialist members to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). SACN is a UK-wide advisory committee set up to provide advice to Public Health England as well as other government agencies and departments. Its remit includes matters concerning nutrient content of individual foods, advice on diet and the nutritional status of people.
The committee meets 3 times a year and is made up of specialists from relevant disciplines.
Applicants interested in the lay member post will be expected to contribute views representing the interests of the wider public. They should be able to demonstrate an ability to work on committees and ideally have some experience of consumer-related work. They should be able to comment on technical material.
Specialist members are sought in particular from nutritionists, clinicians and researchers with specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
- public health nutrition or policy
- dietary assessment biomarkers or macronutrient nutrition
- bio-statistician with understanding or experience of application to nutrition and social sciences
- nutrition in older age
Candidates should have a good understanding of the public health nutrition aspects of the area of expertise from the list above. They will have a track record of significant achievement, personal effectiveness and the ability to contribute robust technical views. SACN welcomes applications from within and outside the UK.
Read more about SACN.
Remuneration will be £160 per meeting for a time commitment of up to 10 days per year. Public Health England’s senior responsible officer determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Kuldeep Kanda on 0113 254 6769 quoting the reference EC17-57.
Public Health England values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.
The closing date for applications is midday, 15 December 2017.
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Member – New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG)
The Department of Health is seeking to appoint one new member to the New and Emerging Respiratory Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG).
NERVTAG advises the Chief Medical Officer, ministers, the Department of Health and other government departments, with scientific risk assessment and mitigation advice on the threat posed by new and emerging respiratory viruses and on options for responding.
The successful candidate will be a recognised expert with a track record of national achievement as a behavioural scientist. Candidates will also have experience at a senior level, strong skills in absorbing complex and scientific data, and excellent communication skills. Having experience of committee membership and the ability to offer additional special skills (for example, risk communication) would also be desirable.
The time commitment for the role will be a minimum of 2 days (in other words, 2 meetings per year). This may vary due to the responsive role of the group and the unpredictability of respiratory virus threats.
Experts may also be invited to attend or chair relevant sub-groups on an ad-hoc basis.
There is no remuneration for this post but expenses are paid in line with the NERVTAG policy on expenses.
For further information and how to apply, please see the information pack.
If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio, please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 2545335 quoting reference EC16-23.
The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.
The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 27 November 2017.
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These forms apply to all boards and committees vacancies.
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