News & Latest 10.03.2021

Public Health England’s Healthcare Public Health Higher Executive officers (HEO) (2)

Applications are invited for two Higher Executive Officer roles within the Healthcare Public Health division of Public Health England (PHE). This opportunity is open to current PhD students, Post-doctoral or early career researchers for a 6-month period.

Public Health England is committed to building a diverse pool of future leaders in Public Health. The fully funded six-month opportunities intend to enable successful applicants to:

  • Learn about Public health roles and functions within the PHE, multidisciplinary processes for addressing a wide variety of public health issues, such as disease prevention and control, and ways to improve health and address health inequalities. 
  • Gain work experience in key priority areas, including mental health, COVID19 recovery and restoration, health disparities, and develop professional leadership skills in the public health field. 

By the end of the fellowship, fellows will understand Population Health principles and gain a working knowledge of social determinants and perspectives related to health disparities. Furthermore, they will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Collate, clean, analyse, and disseminate critical public health information.
  • Understanding the role of partnerships and work with colleagues within and beyond PHE to address public health challenges.
  • Coordinate and develop products for translation and dissemination.
  • Understand centres operations, organisational structure, staffing, and responsibilities.

These positions are developmental roles that will support the Deputy Director Healthcare Public Health for the East of England in leading and co-ordinating PHE’s ongoing operational and strategic Healthcare Public Health response on behalf of the Regional Director. Experience of working closely in support of Healthcare Public Health operations would be beneficial but is not essential.

This is an exciting and evolving opportunity to build on your existing knowledge, experience and skills working as part of a new team at a time when we face unprecedented demand and change.

To apply

Applicants are invited to write a supporting statement of suitability (no more than 500 words) together with your CV. 

The supporting statement should include:

  • How your experience matches the requirements of the job description
  • How you will help shape the role and the work of the Healthcare Public Health going forward

This should be submitted to Dr.Anees Pari ( by COP 19th March 2021.

For further information about the Healthcare Public Health Team and Public Health England please contact Dr. Angelique Mavrodaris .