Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) activities and policies for UKHSA are led by the Director of EPRR, which is an operating division with the Agency’s Chief Medical Adviser’s Clinical Public Health (CPH) Group.
The Directorate is responsible for the strategic leadership of all aspects of EPRR across the different operating Groups within UKHSA and as well as engagement and interface with key national partners and international stakeholders.
The EPPR Directorate’s work is central to the UKHSA’s mission to keep the public safe from public health hazards and threats and in ensuring that UKHSA’s EPRR activities are assessed as being world-leading.
Main duties of the job
The Senior Medical Advisor will work as part of a team of Senior Medical staff in the EPRR Directorate to provide additional resilience in the provision of medical / clinical advice to internal and external stakeholders in the areas of emergency preparedness, resilience and response, and CBRN.
The key elements of the service are to :
Review and analyse clinical and other intelligence relating to CBRN threats and incidents on a national and international basis in order to inform and improve Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response
Work closely with others in the wider CBRN community to interpret the threat to the UK and provide leadership to a partner agency as agreed
Provide public health / medical / clinical input into the work of other parts of ERD, UKHSA, DHSC and other government departments, other agencies and organisations
Contribute to UKHSA’s response to major incidents
Contribute to the on-call rota for the ERD Senior Medical Advisor
Contribute to the management of the Department’s staff on the
Promote professional standards including training, research, and audit
Working for the Organisation
At the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) our mission is to provide health security for the nation by protecting from infectious disease and external hazards.
We are a trusted source of advice to government and to the public, focusing on reducing inequalities in the way different communities experience and are impacted by infectious disease, environmental hazards, and other threats to health.
Our mission is challenging, innovative and in the spotlight. We will work to ensure our people have the diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds we need to thrive, that our staff are representative of the communities we serve and feel valued and enabled to play their part in delivering our work.
Creating our working culture is an ongoing process which we are developing by listening and learning together, hearing and acting upon diverse voices and opinions to develop a common sense of identity and effective ways of working.