Birmingham City Council

Public Health Programme Officer (Adults)

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham. B7 4BL
£27,741 - £34,728
15 Oct 2021
17 Oct 2021
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Public Health Programme Officer (Adults)

£27,741 - £34,728

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL

Working 36.5.hrs per week Fixed Term until 19th September 2023


About Us

Birmingham City Council aims to improve the quality of life for the people of Birmingham today, tomorrow and always. Our vision and outcomes are to create a city which provides:

  • An entrepreneurial city to work, learn and invest in.
  • An aspirational city to grow up in
  • A fulfilling city to age well in
  • A great, clean and green city to live in.
  • Birmingham residents gain the maximum benefit from hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • A city that takes a leading role in tackling climate change

The Public Health Function is an important contributor to this vision, responsible for developing the Council into a ‘Public Health Engine’, which actively promotes population good health and enables all Birmingham citizens to make healthier choices. This will be achieved through the continual championing of the health and wellbeing of all people across the city, but especially the most vulnerable.  The delivery of an effective intelligence-led approach based on a set of agreed principles will require significant cultural and structural change – where the citizen is at the heart of what we do and each and every member of the Public Health workforce willingly and actively takes responsibility for their actions.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our multi-disciplinary Public Health Division in a Public Health Programme Officer role.  This is a rare opportunity for a highly skilled individual to join Public Health within the largest Local Authority in the country and lead work that contributes to Birmingham being a great city that enables people to live healthy and active lives.

The Public Health Division is engaged in a dynamic and diverse range of innovative work at a local, regional, national and international level.

This full-time permanent position will be within the Population team. This team leads the work on life course public health (Older People, Adults and Children and Young People) and oversees the commissioning of the majority of mandated public health services including the Sexual Health Services and Health Checks. The team is the key partnership bridge into the NHS and Social Care and leads the public health approaches to areas such as social prescribing.

The Role

This role will be based within the Adults theme of the Population Team of the Public Health Division. This position is a permanent position and will report to the Senior Officer for Adults and will also have matrix management responsibility. Management and Matrix Management responsibility is subject to change and could result in no management responsibility or the responsibility of more than one member of the team at any time.

Skills & Experience

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who is able to:

  • Support with the Public Health clinical and specialist functions
  • Area of work will be within Smoking Cessation, Health Checks, Sexual Health, Fast Track Cities+ and any other areas which may become part of the Service Leads remit
  • Work with Pharmacies, GP Practices, NHS, PHE, other parts of Birmingham City Council and CCGs
  • Support the Senior Officer in undertaking assurance and compliance duties ensuring that services are safe and effective as well as developed and commissioned with the result of improved health and wellbeing outcomes for citizens, appropriate standards and compliance with policy and regulation
  • Provide performance management support to the Programme Senior Officer and the Service Lead
  • Develop, maintain and update the key spreadsheets within the team on a regular basis, these primarily consist of Pharmacies and GPs
  • Update the quarterly payment information and generate payments to providers, this includes reconciliations
  • Carry out all contractual support processes for the Programme Senior Officer to be able to carry out their governance role effectively
  • Effectively process and respond to payment queries, set up new providers, amend bank details, other financial system transactions and answer other queries that are sent to the Team Inbox
  • Support in the completion of evaluation reports, business cases and any other procurement/commissioning activity within the team.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact:

Bhavna Taank, Service Lead within Public Health Birmingham. 


Tel: 07597013214

Ref: BCC002447

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Please note: CVs will not be considered.

When applying, you are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the person specification and job description.

We have one full time position available until 19th September 2023; informal enquiries are welcomed.

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.

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