Senior Public Health Practitioner

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Worcester, Worcestershire
£47,975 - £51,010
11 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021
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Job Title:        Senior Public Health Practitioner
Vacancies:     2
Salary:           Scale PO5 £47,975 - £51,010          
Full-Time:      Both 35 hours
Location:      County Hall

The Roles:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the public health team at Worcestershire County Council in a senior role. Worcestershire is a great place to live and work. We have bustling towns and a heritage city, rolling countryside, history, culture, and a passion for sport.
Overall, health in Worcestershire is good, but the challenges of health inequalities, service delivery, and improving health outcomes have never been greater, along with the current challenge of responding to and recovering from COVID-19.
We are looking to appoint two innovative and experienced Senior Public Health Practitioners to support the Population Health function. In addition to using your core technical Public Health skills and experience these are also key leadership roles. You will work closely for Public Health Consultants across programmes of work and manage a team of Public Health Practitioners to support delivery. You will work across the Worcestershire health and care system with NHS bodies, County and District Councils, Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and our communities. Your work will analyse, review and act to reduce ill health and inequalities, to deliver appropriate health and care services and act on the wider determinants of health. You will work across all domains of public health but the current focus of the posts are:

Post 1: Senior public health practitioner leading on the Public Health Intelligence and to extend into Health Care Public Health function which provides high quality epidemiological advice, support, data analyses and robust evidence reviews. A key focus of the role will be the renewed development of the JSNA, focusing on specific geographical areas, population groups and/or health and wellbeing issues. 
The role requires:
•    Proven track record of leading a health intelligence function
•    Experience working with and engaging key stakeholders to obtain, analyse, interpret and publish information which contributes to our understanding of factors that influence health and wellbeing, and health inequalities. 
•    Leading on the collection and analysis of data to support the on-going development of specific public health programmes, such as monitoring and evaluation information. 
•    Significant experience working in partnership to support population health management techniques in support of prevention activity and new models of proactive care.  
•    Statistical and analytical skills, and ability to critically review evidence and to present complex data and information across a range of audiences.
•    Knowledge of public sector policy, data security and confidentiality issues
•    Proven track record of senior research and management experience including project management, budget management, people management, performance management

Post 2: Senior public health practitioner leading on healthcare public health and will include children, young people and families and some wider determinants of health. 
The role requires:
•    Significant experience of system working across a range of partners, 
•    Proven track record of senior research and management experience including project management, budget management, people management, performance management
•    Specialist knowledge of public health programmes and a high level understanding of health inequalities and the wider determinants of health. 
•    Proven track record of using and implementing public health principles and methodologies, including experience in needs assessments and evaluation, planning, project management, commissioning of services and writing and presenting quality reports and briefings to various audiences. 
•    Excellent communication, influencing and organisational skills, with the ability to engage with people at all levels and across organisations and sectors


In return, you can look forward to:

• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
• Local Goverment Pension Scheme

Disability Confident:

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.


Applications are invited in order to be considered for these roles. 

Please indicate on the top of your application which role(s) you are applying for. 

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 5th December 2021, 
Anticipated Interview Date: 10th December 2021, 

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