Health Protection Infection Prevention & Control Lead

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Projects & Programmes
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

The post holder will work closely with the Consultant in Public Health with lead responsibility for health protection to deliver key Health Protection aspects of the Public Health Outcomes Framework. This would be achieved by taking the lead in ensuring there are clear and robust health protection, infection prevention and control arrangements embedded across a range of organisations which aims to protect the health of the public in Richmond and Wands worth boroughs.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Review and update the Pandemic Infectious Disease Plan.

  • Participate in the rota to cover the queries in the generic mail box set up to

manage our COVID-19 response.

  • Liaise with council directorates and divisions to ensure appropriate responses to

risk management scenarios.

  • Support effective responses to Covid-19 related incidents through effective liaison

with the PHE London COVID -19 response centre.

  • Provide verbal and written reports to a variety of fora including Divisional

Management Teams, Core Public Health Team, Strategic Care Home Overview Group, and Borough Resilience Fora to ensure that effective plans are in place to protect the public's health from incidents and outbreaks.

  • Represent public health on Strategic Care Home Overview Group providing

infection Prevention and control advice and guidance.

  • Submit weekly Whole Care Home Testing Programme Template to DHSC on behalf

of the Director of Public Health.

  • Review implementation of the Care Home Support Programme in regard to IPC

training and staff and resident testing.

  • Support the development of Strategic Outbreak Management Governance

  • Support the development of Outbreak Management Plans.

  • Provide Covid-19 related briefings for Elected Members, Directors and Service


  • Investigate increased incidence of infections such as measles and develop local

strategies to promote early detection and reduce spread.

  • Contribute to the evaluation of the public health response to COVID-19 and develop and assist in the implementation of strategies that improve performance.

Generic Duties and Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the continuous improvement of the Boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond services.

  • To comply with relevant Codes of Practice, including the Code of Conduct, and policies concerning data protection and health and safety.

  • To promote equality, diversity, and inclusion, maintaining an awareness of the equality and diversity protocol/policy and work to create and maintain a safe, supportive and welcoming environment where all people are treated with dignity and their identity and culture are valued and respected.

  • To understand the both Council's duties and responsibilities for safeguarding children, young people and adults as they apply to your role within the council.

  • The Shared Staffing Arrangement will keep its structures under continual review and as a result the post holder should expect to carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function, commensurate with the level of the post.

Additional Information

  • Effectively manage a delegated budget for specific commissioned services and/or projects, with supervision from Consultant in Public Health. Write bids to secure funding for Public Health and partnership projects.

  • Responsible for the management of member(s) of the Public Health team, as allocated to the post holder - including direct line management and/or project/matrix management of staff.

  • Act as a deputy for the Consultant in Public Health as required.

  • Initiate, develop and commission training and education programmes for the benefit of health and other professional staff and evaluate effectiveness, including presentations to small groups, conferences, students, meetings and networks.

  • Post holder may be expected to work flexibly across two locations (Wandsworth Town Hall and Richmond Civic Centre).

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Please apply with your CV to: Callum Graham