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Senior Health Protection Nurse/Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Health Protection (Communicable Disease Inclusion Health Programme)
Band 7
6 months (Secondment until 31 March 2023 due to funding)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Various Locations in South East Wales
Various Locations in South Wales
£41,659 - £47,673 per annum
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59


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Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.



Job overview

Senior Health Protection Nurse/Practitioner

Health Protection Division, Public Health Wales

Secondment opportunity until 31/03/2023.  You must obtain line managers approval before applying for the position.


2 x Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff or base to be negotiated

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced registered nurses or appropriately registered public health practitioners or allied health professionals (see person specification) to join the Communicable Disease Inclusion Health Programme (CDIHP) within the Health Protection Team. We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals with experience in health protection and public health to manage and deliver project work to support the CDIHP programme.

Main duties of the job

The post holders will work in partnership with other members of the CDIHP Team to undertake a health needs assessment of inclusion health populations in Wales and associated communicable disease prevalence and incidence.  The post holders will be expected to map the services across Wales that serve these populations, producing a written report.

The post holders will use their specialist public health skills and experience to identify, review, analyse and interpret information on communicable diseases affecting inclusion health populations in Wales and will ensure all work is delivered on time to a high quality.  The post holders will use their effective interpersonal and communication skills to work closely with the CDIHP team, wider colleagues within Public Health Wales and external stakeholders.

The post holders will be valued members of the CDIHP team, bringing knowledge and experience to influence and shape the direction of the CDIHP programme. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac



Person specification


Essential criteria
  • At least one of the following: • Registered Nurse on Sub-part 1 of NMC Register or • Allied Health Professional registered with a UK statutory regulator (e.g. HCPC) or • Registered with UKPHR or • Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) Certificate of Registration
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
Desirable criteria
  • Recognised infection prevention and control qualification
  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification
  • Higher degree in a relevant subject or working towards one
  • Leadership qualification or experience


Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of working in a public health related field
  • Experience in disease surveillance and data analysis
  • Experience in epidemiology in infectious disease or a public health field
  • Experience of developing policies or guidelines
  • Participation in audit, research and development
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience in handling data and using office software
  • Experience in writing reports
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • Understanding of professional ethics and standards required in the NHS and by their professional regulator/registration body
Desirable criteria
  • Profiad o ddarparu gwasanaethau diogelu iechyd
  • Experience of working in primary and secondary care
  • Experience of leading professional projects
  • Experience of working with vaccine or immunisation services
  • Involvement in providing infection prevention and control services


Essential criteria
  • Ability to assess, interpret and prioritise complex facts or situations and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and arrange multi-disciplinary activities with other professionals and agencies
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive information
  • Effective presentation, writing, education and training skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills both verbal and non-verbal
  • Ability to convey and explain information of a sensitive complex or controversial nature to a distressed, hostile or antagonistic audience
  • Computer literacy and keyboard skills
  • Data entry, management and storage skills
  • Ability to interpret and provide highly specialised information to healthcare professionals, members of public and other parties as required


Essential criteria
  • Specialist knowledge of infectious disease and infection prevention and control acquired through training at Masters level or equivalent
  • Knowledge of principal public health and health protection issues
  • Knowledge of the main principles underpinning infectious disease, infection prevention and control, and vaccination and immunisation
  • Knowledge of the needs of multi-cultural populations and sensitivity to cultural backgrounds
  • Understanding of evidence based practice and related practical application

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working as part of a team
  • Ability to acknowledge any limitations in knowledge and competence and the appropriate actions to take
  • Awareness of professional accountability
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to respond to unpredictable workloads and meet deadlines while reprioritising work
  • Flexible, adaptable and innovative approach to work to meet the needs of the service
Desirable criteria
  • Welsh speaker


Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to work flexible hours on occasions as necessary.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Zoe Couzens
Job title
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Additional information

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