Public Health Programme Support Officer (Communities)

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham
£20,903 to £27,401
29 Mar 2021
13 Apr 2021
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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 and outcomes, 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 Support 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 Wider Determinants team.

This team leads on public health action to address the wider determinants of health such as: Communities (localism, community development); Place (built environment, licensing, physical activity and obesity); People (mental health, violence prevention, justice and health, health and wellbeing at work); and Inequalities (poverty, inclusion health).



The team is the key partnership bridge into the wider Local Authority, third sector, private sector and Birmingham’s communities.

This full-time role will be based within the Communities theme of the Wider Determinants Team of Public Health.

It will provide support to Communities colleagues in development of evidence-based projects and approaches to reduce health inequalities for communities in Birmingham and project support to colleagues in the Communities theme, including monitoring of KPIs, placing orders, administer payments and monitor expenditure including the interrogation and reconciliation of financial and other systems.

Reporting to the Public Health Officer within Communities.

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who:

  • Is able to support on the facilitation of the implementation and delivery of evidence-based Public Health interventions and programmes relating to addressing Communities portfolio of work, including community profiles
  • Will contribute to development of programmes, policies, strategies and interventions in several public health areas
  • Able to provide financial administration, ensuring that the Directorate’s statutory obligations are met and that all financial transactions are conducted within the provisions of standing orders and financial regulations.
  • Experience of placing orders, administer payments and monitor expenditure including the interrogation and reconciliation of financial and other systems, as required and with the highest standards of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Ability to support management of University work placements and work experience from schools by developing a practical and robust administrative structure to be used across the Public Health division for all placements.

Ability to support Covid-19 Wellbeing Cell work with immediate and wider team colleagues (to support recovery during the pandemic)

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

Ref: BCC001886

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact: Bhavna Taank, Service Lead within Public Health Birmingham.


Tel: 07864933752


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; informal enquiries are welcomed.

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

“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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