Health Improvement Officer

Civic Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HE
£30,095 - £34,373
27 Jul 2022
10 Aug 2022
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Fixed Term 12-month post - Health Improvement Officer (maternity cover)

Our vision is to make Wolverhampton a City where people can live long, healthy, active lives. We are looking for an motivated public health specialist to join us and help achieve this.

We believe that Wolverhampton is an exciting place to work in Public Health. We have a clear vision and a culture of improvement and innovation, and we pride ourselves on working across the whole Council and with partners.

As a Health Improvement Officer, you will work with staff, organisations, community groups and volunteers to raise the profile of Public Health and health inequalities, and to build Public Health capacity within the City of Wolverhampton. This might involve training, implementing local policy, networking, promoting evidence-based practice and evaluation of health improvement initiatives. a range of public health topics and settings related to public health outcomes and their wider determinants.

You will be expected to work in a matrix fashion, maintaining close links with staff in other teams and organisations who are working on related outcomes. You will be expected to bring with you generic public health skills, competencies and knowledge that allow you to cross cover the work of other team members or pick up new areas of work where necessary.

There is a strong commitment to workforce development for everyone in the team.

For further information / informal discussion about this role, please contact Parpinder Singh / 07890397695, or Riva Eardley / 07773 193928

Closing date: 10 August 2022

(Secondment will be considered for this fixed term vacancy, please discuss with you line manager before applying).


We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

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