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Consultant Advisor - Consultant in Public Health Medicine


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £84,559 to £114,003 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Saturday 18 December 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 25 January 2022
Reference:  1584621VB

NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) – School of Healthcare Enterprise and Innovation (formerly Wessex Institute)

Faculty of Medicine

Full Time (Applications for part time, job-share or secondments will be considered)

The NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) will become, at the beginning of 2022, one of the founding members of a new School of Healthcare Enterprise and Innovation (formerly Wessex Institute) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. NETSCC will be the largest externally funded contract held within the new School, and is located on the University of Southampton Science Park, Chilworth.

This replacement Consultant in Public Health Medicine post is a senior post with a high level of responsibility, the postholder will be part of the NETSCC Senior Leadership Group. The planned responsibilities of this post lie largely within the NIHR research programmes that NETSCC manages. The NETSCC managed NIHR research programmes can include research in any aspect of all specialties of clinical medicine and the postholder will need to be medically qualified to ensure they have the necessary medical training and ability to understand the technical elements of medicine across all such specialties.

The post will provide medical and public health medicine leadership to the identification, prioritisation and funding of important research questions, across health, public health and social care, as well as providing support to monitoring the delivery of the research commissioned through to publication in the NIHR Journals Library. This is a technically challenging role that will require the postholder to draw upon a varied breadth of medical knowledge and understanding on a day-to-day basis.

Duties in other parts of NETSCC may be required in future, as agreed through the job planning process with the successful candidate and depending on their interests and skills. There will also be additional opportunities to contribute to cross-NIHR initiatives.

We are looking for a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, or a medically qualified Public Health Specialty Trainee who is at the appropriate point in their training to be eligible to apply, with the necessary medical and public health medicine knowledge, skills and expertise who can support these NIHR research programmes. Applicants must be highly motivated and strongly committed to public health principles, who can be flexible and adaptable, who can work as part of a team and is also able to work effectively under their own initiative.

The successful candidate will work extensively in collaboration with partners and key stakeholders within and outside the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the NIHR strategy and the NIHR Research Programmes.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mandy Jones ( ) to arrange a discussion with either Dr Martin Ashton-Key, Scientific Director & Consultant in Public Health Medicine or Elaine Williams, Deputy CEO.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Interview Date: 25th January 2022 at NETSCC Southampton

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at  

Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV with the publication list included with your application.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Michelle Jose (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1584621VB on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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