Public Health Graduate (Population)
Fixed term contract for 12 months from start date. For existing employees a secondment may be considered, subject to eligibility criteria
We have an exciting opportunity for a number of people to join our multi-disciplinary public health team in a range of Public Health Graduate roles. This is a rare opportunity to join the largest Local Authority in the country and contribute to Birmingham being a great city that enables people to live healthy and active lives.
The role of the Grade 3 (GR3) Public Health Graduate is designed for recent graduates with a degree in Public Health, or an equivalent and relevant undergraduate level qualification. It will give early and formative experience in applying their learning in a dynamic public health department over a 12 month fixed period
This unique and exciting opportunity will maximise the recent learning from the degree by giving opportunities to apply learning in the context of Birmingham’s public health challenges and opportunities, and will give the post holder a way develop experience across the Public Health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF).
The graduate will work to a senior manager in the Public Health division on a series of both structured projects and reactive pieces of work that are designed to have an impact on the health of individuals in Birmingham. By managing projects from initiation to completion, there will be opportunities to demonstrate personal impact and outcomes during the placement. The post holder will explore opportunities for collaborative working and shared learning with Social Care to improve Public Health practice and reduce health inequalities in Birmingham.
Successful graduates will be required to deliver on a selection of duties and responsibilities within the sub-team that they will be supporting, with responsibilities changing and evolving based on emerging priorities and business needs.
As a graduate you must have a Masters in Public Health degree or other relevant qualification and must be prepared to continue with on-going professional development within the role.
The post holder must have experience of working on projects, monitoring performance, understanding the relevant policy environment and public health priorities. Post holders should have experience of report writing and communicating information to a diverse audience.
The post holder will develop and apply subject matter expertise and technical skills to public health projects, and implement practical and rigorous approaches to ensure that work has an impact on health and wellbeing. This includes:
- Identifying and using suitable sources of data and carrying out data analysis to help establish health needs.
- Engaging with citizens and other stakeholders to understand the local context of and feasibility of interventions
- Communicating and presenting innovative solutions and best practice for health and wellbeing problems to stakeholders and citizens
- Supporting the evaluation of interventions
- Delivering technical pieces of work such as; health needs assessments, health impact assessments, systematic reviews, or health economics analyses
- Working collaboratively with stakeholders to embed evidence-based approaches
- Supporting work on equality impact assessments
- This vacancy is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
- Observance of the City Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy will be required.
For any informal enquiries please contact:
Bhavna Taank, Service Lead – Adults and Older People, Public Health Birmingham. Email: Bhavna.Taank@birmingham.gov.uk
Telephone: 07864 933752
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information
Please note: CVs will not be considered.
When applying, you are strongly advised to pay attention to the person specification and job description.
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 are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen that was already employed by BCC prior to 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”