Director General Joint Biosecurity Centre

Reference
108770
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Health & Medical, Public Sector
Location
National
Salary
£130,000
Expiry Date
11/04/2021
As one of the key members of the UKHSA’s collective leadership team, you will be right at the heart of our ambitious agenda to help the government and the country get back to a more normal way of life beyond COVID-19.

Job Description

COVID-19 is the biggest health and economic challenge that our nation has ever faced. The newly formed UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is an organisation formed in the heat of this crisis. It pulls together the very best of our health partners – the medical and scientific expertise of Public Health England, the scale and operational might of NHS Test and Trace along with the analytical intelligence of the Joint Biosecurity Centre; to evolve and strengthen this country’s health protection system. It has a single and relentless mission: protecting people from threats to this country’s health.

The Director General Joint Biosecurity Centre is a varied and challenging senior leadership role. As one of the key members of the UKHSA’s collective leadership team, you will be right at the heart of our ambitious agenda to help the government and the country get back to a more normal way of life beyond COVID-19 and establish itself for the long term to protect us from other known, and as yet unknown, threats.

You will play a vital role in enabling and driving forward our mission to protect the health of the nation by leading the analytical, surveillance and data functions that comprise the Joint Biosecurity Centre, providing a service to all four nations of the UK and putting the UKHSA at the forefront of the application of data science and innovative modelling and analysis techniques. You will also have a key role in helping to shape the strategic design and approach of the analysis profession across the broader Civil Service and the wider health system in England and the UK.

This is one of the most exciting analytical leadership roles in the country. If you are up for the challenge of a lifetime, are experienced in dealing with data and analytics, and are a strong people leader with the confidence and credibility to interact with a range of stakeholders, including the Chief Medical Officer, ministers and key specialist groups such as SAGE, then go to the Civil Service Jobs website to find out more.