Health Protection Specialist

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Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DB
Band G, SCP 32 - 37 (£35,745 - £40,876 per annum) (£18.53 - £21.19 per hour)
14 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
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We are looking for an experienced and motivated Health Protection Specialist to join our award winning Public Health team. You will be part of a friendly and busy team who have a proactive and community-focussed approach to improving the health of Sandwell’s population. 

Within the role you will lead the development of the health protection programme including: COVID-19, seasonal influenza programme, TB, and non-infectious health protection threats and identify prevention and protective interventions and strategies.

This role requires you to provide specialist competent, innovative and clinical leadership within the scope of Health Protection, to include areas of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), communicable disease control and contribution towards screening and immunisation programmes.

This role requires:

  • At least one of the following: first-level Registered Nurse and a current valid registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Allied Health Professional registered with a UK statutory regulator (e.g. HCPC) or Registered with UKPHR or Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) Certificate of Registration
  • A first level degree in Public Health / Infection Prevention & Control or substantial experience of working in an area of Health Protection / Infection Prevention & Control.
  • Expertise in infection prevention & control, health protection and the management of outbreaks, IPC audit, the audit cycle and specifically working/leading on COVID-19 pandemic health protection response, gained through experience, education and knowledge.
  • Advanced and specialised level of health protection and infection prevention and control.
  • Understanding of local government and the relationship with other key partners in the management of health protection and demonstrate the emotional resilience to effectively manage those relationships and expectations.
  • A proven ability to deliver against competing priorities and deadlines.

Our population is positive in outlook and open to engagement. Sandwell is ethnically diverse and faces many health and social care challenges. The successful candidate will be expected to foster good working relationships with partners and work collaboratively and effectively with service providers to improve IPC.

A requirement of this post is that any successful candidate must have had a full course of an approved COVID‐19 vaccine prior to starting in the role, or be medically exempt. As part of the recruitment process the successful candidate will need to evidence this requirement.

You will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

Please ensure you meet the essential criteria before applying.

For an informal discussion, please contact Maura Flynn on 07919 213556 or Email


We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

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