UKPHR Board Directors

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We are seeking two Board Directors for UK Public Health Register (UKPHR)

UKPHR is the UK’s only dedicated regulator of the public health profession. We register public health specialists and consultants and directors of public health, as well as those working as public health practitioners. We have around 1,200 registrants.

UKPHR is a charitable company, established in 2003. We are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Our register is recognised yardstick of safe, competent practice for public health professionals in the UK. UKPHR’s objective is to protect the public by ensuring that only competent public health professionals are registered.

UKPHR is financially sound and well respected. The Board has recently approved a series of improvements to UKPHR processes to benefit registrants, and will explore additional ways to work collaboratively with others to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

We are governed by a Board of 11, chaired by Andrew Jones. Board members are charity trustees and company directors with a maximum personal liability of £10. The Board meets 5-6 times a year (currently online). The role is unremunerated. Travel expenses are paid. Some Board members also attend committee meetings, such as on audit or education.

Board members are appointed for three years, with the option of renewal to a maximum of nine years.

The role of the Board is to support the UKPHR executive and wider team in achieving the organisation’s objectives. The Board also sets the overall corporate strategy and approves the annual business plan and budget, holding the executive to account for delivery. Board decisions are made in the best interest of UKPHR and its registrants.

Board members also have a role in engaging with external stakeholders and promoting the value of professional registration within the public health profession. This external role is particularly important as public health undergoes the challenge of institutional change in parts of the country and the profession is still dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

UKPHR is particularly interested in Board members with experience of working with public health practitioners as well as specialists, who have experience in marketing and promoting the value of professional registration, who have financial and audit experience, or who understand the context of public health in Scotland.

More details about UKPHR are on our website:

More information about the roles can be found below

Application process and timetable

To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter (up to two pages) setting out your motivation for this role and why you would be a good fit. This should be addressed to Andrew Jones at

All information in your application will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Applications are encouraged from everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity. We particularly welcome applications from those with a disability or from Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

The closing date is 4 January 2022. Candidates will be informed of interview dates shortly thereafter.

Please get in contact with us at the above email address if you have any queries.

Andrew Jones

Chair, UKPHR

Jessica Lichtenstein


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