Vacancy Type/Job category
Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences
University of Warwick, Coventry
Permanent, Full Time Role.
This is an exciting opportunity to initiate and undertake public health
research and teaching at Warwick Medical School, working with colleagues in
public health, across the Medical School and University.
We are looking for an excellent candidate to develop public health research,
and design and deliver a range of programmes of study, as well as contributing
to both research and educational strategies. The successful candidate must be
registered as a Public Health consultant and may have a medical or non-medical
Warwick Medical School (WMS) aims to train the best talent, develop research
capacity, and foster national and international collaborations, to seek to
solve some of the world's most pressing health problems. We continue to
develop our large Graduate Entry Medicine (MBChB) course, and Postgraduate
courses as well as new Undergraduate BSc programmes, for example in Health
Sciences, alongside a broad research portfolio.
The post holder will have a subject-relevant higher degree which could include
a PhD, or other relevant professional recognition. Experience of working
within the arena of public and/or global health is essential, and a clear
track record of education delivery is required.
This role will require an enhanced DBS check with children's and adults barred
For more information on this role please contact Professor Paramjit Gill
Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and
dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning
environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible
and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised,
respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a
place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full
potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may
otherwise prevent people from succeeding.
We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities
regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender
identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic
orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit
our webpages here.
The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national
initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further
information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be
found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)
The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the
EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open,
multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.
If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking
sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration
system please click on this link which contains further information about
obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for
sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.
Interview date: w/c 24 November 2022.
To develop public health research, and design and deliver a range of
programmes of study, as well as contributing to both research and educational
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Research and Scholarship:
• Carry out independent research and act as principal investigator and project
leader, developing and maintaining an expert reputation in own subject area at
least at national, and usually international level, and providing guidance to
staff and students on own specialist area.
• Apply for, and manage research funds to facilitate research activity and the
research standing of the University as measured by, for example, the REF. In
managing the research projects, manage and develop research staff and
students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.
• Publish research outcomes in appropriate refereed journals of international
standing and publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship
in other outlets.
• Support impact of this work in conjunction with others to apply subject
knowledge to practice.
• Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department's
research strategy, which enhance the school's national/international research
profile. Such activities may include, for example, delivery of research papers
at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external
examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial
links and other related activities, and journal editorships.
• Contribute to the development of research strategies.
Teaching and Learning Support:
• Be responsible for elements of education programme design and delivery in
relevant areas of public health, undertaking academic duties (i.e. module
leadership, setting assignment questions, marking, moderation, and pastoral
support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality
• Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and
material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
across a range of programmes of study at various levels, using appropriate
teaching, learning support and assessment methods, reviewing and improving as
• Within the area of education delivery take responsibility for strategic
development, ensuring developments feed into overall curriculum design and
programme improvements for defined programmes or education areas relating to
public health teaching.
• Contributions to public health teaching in other programmes (MBChB,
Postgraduate and Undergraduate courses) will be required.
• Contribute to the development of departmental and subject teaching and
learning strategies, as well as pedagogical research.
• Supervise postgraduate and undergraduate student projects and, where
Administration and Other Activities:
• Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the Department,
by performing administrative duties as allocated by the Chair and by taking on
appropriate Departmental responsibilities. Such duties may include, for
example, committee representation and personal tutoring, recruitment, and
• Provide leadership to those working within programme areas, by for example,
coordinating the work of others to ensure that courses are delivered
effectively or identifying suitable supervisors for Dissertations and
• Contribute to the development of teams and individuals through the appraisal
system and providing advice on personal development.
• Act as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.
Clinical/Public Health Duties:
• Public Health/Clinical duties as agreed with the employer providing an
honorary consultant contract in areas that will support and complement the
research role of the post. This may include offering your capacity to apply
the scientific body of knowledge on public health to the polices and services
necessary to improve health and to formulate clear practical evidence-based
• Research will include responsibility for work across organisational and
professional boundaries acting as a change agent including managing complexity
and overseeing interventions aimed to deliver improvements in population
health and wellbeing and evaluating these.
• Engage according to expertise with NHS, local authority, regional and
national partners to provide appropriate input for their service and policy
• Undertaking annual professional appraisal including completion of a
programme of CPD, in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements, or
other recognised body, and undertake revalidation, audit or other measures
required to remain on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health
(Specialist) Register or other specialist register as appropriate.
• Contributing appropriately to foundation programme medical and public health
specialty training, with a particular focus on research supervision.
• Practise in accordance with all relevant sections of the General Medical
Council's Good Medical Practice (if medically qualified) and the Faculty of
Public Health's Good Public Health Practice and UKPHR requirements.
• Contribute to appropriate professional leadership within the health system,
whether medical or other clinical or non-clinical expertise.
• Foster scientific integrity, freedom of scientific publications, and freedom
of debate on health matters, and promote good governance and open government.
• Contribute to medical professional leadership within the health system.
• Maintain effective, courageous, and responsible public health advocacy.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Masters in Public Health or equivalent. (a)
Essential Criteria 3
Strong commitment to public health principles. (a)
Essential Criteria 4
Demonstrated Public Health leadership and decision making. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 5
Demonstrated experience of knowledge mobilisation and evidence into practice.
Essential Criteria 6
Experience of working at the interface of academia and public health practice
and a high level of understanding of academic and research environments.
Essential Criteria 7
Experience or knowledge of working within a health care environment or in a
public health setting. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
Experience of working in, or an in-depth understanding of, a national public
health body. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. (a)
Essential Criteria 10
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to
communicate complex concepts and to collaborate with a range of people and key
Essential Criteria 11
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team to plan work with
others to meet tight deadlines. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 12
Proven ability to write research reports and papers in styles accessible to
both academic and other audiences. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 13
Evidence of high-quality publications in peer reviewed journals. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 14
Proven ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in lectures,
tutorials, seminars and practical classes and evidence of excellence in
undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 15
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of
Desirable Criteria 1
Additional essential criteria can be found in the further
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our
University Further Particulars.
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental
Essential criteria continued:
• Proven track record in developing and writing grant applications. (a,c)
• Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to
practice/GDC Specialist List (or be eligible for registration within six
months of interview – see point 3 below) or Inclusion in the UK Public Health
Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for
registration within six months of interview – see point 3 below). (a)
• If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a
specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates
must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health
• Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC
Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List in dental public health or UKPHR must
provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months
of gaining entry to a register at the date of interview. All other applicants
(ie UKPHR applicants for registration via the retrospective portfolio route)
must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence confirming that the
already submitted portfolio of evidence will be accepted as sufficient for
registration within the next six months. (a)
• If an applicant is UK trained in Public Health, they must ALSO be a holder
of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be within six months of
award of CCT by date of interview. If an applicant is non-UK trained, they
will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT. (a)
• Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in
accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy
As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess
applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick
complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate
unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or
other information revealed. More information is available on the University's
Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.
10 Oct 2022