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Deputy Chief Scientific Officer

NHS AfC: Band 9

Main area
Admin & clerical
NHS AfC: Band 9
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House, London
£84,507 - £102,506 per annum
18/11/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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As deputy to the Chief Scientific Officer, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Medical Directorate, and support the delivery of NHS England’s objectives by providing expertise and professional leadership both to and from the scientific and diagnostic community.


The post holder will, as part of a broad leadership team, provide evidence-based advice and guidance to the NHS and wider healthcare and social system inclusive of science in health and science, technology and engineering matters (STEM). 

Working in collaboration, the post holder will adopt an integrated approach with colleagues across the system, influence and advice to improve quality and outcomes for patients and the embedding of innovation into healthcare. 

The post holder will have responsibility for the strategic and operational development of the Chief Scientific Officer’s Team. Plans to achieve the strategy will be underpinned by the delivery of short to medium term objectives.


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