The Work and Health Unit was announced in the 2015 Spending Review. It was established between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Health and Social care to recognise the joint interest and responsibility to help people stay in and return to work.
As such, this role requires significant leadership as its remit spans two departments. Leading the Work and Health Unit presents a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the most important, interesting and challenging policy issues in the UK today. Keeping people healthy and in work is good for health and good for the economy, and reduces pressure on both the welfare and health systems. The postholder will have oversight of around 100 staff across four locations and a programme budget of around £50m in 2018/19. The post has to date been based in London, with travel to Sheffield and Leeds. However it would be possible to be primarily based in Leeds or Sheffield provided presence in London was possible as needed, including for Ministerial and other meetings.Candidates should expect their salary on appointment to be £93,000- £100,000.
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