Public Health Senior Officer (Subject Matter Expert - Test & Trace)
**Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2022**
**Number of Positions: 2**
** For existing employees this opportunity is being offered as a secondment, subject to eligibility criteria **
To improve the quality of life for the people of Birmingham today, tomorrow and always. The City Council priorities are to create a city which provides:Children A great city to grow up in: Make the best of our unique demography and create a safe and secure city for our children to learn and grow in Housing A great city to live in: Provide housing in a range of types and tenures, to meet the housing needs of all current and future citizens of the city Jobs and Skills A great city to succeed in: Birmingham will be renowned as an enterprising, innovative and green city Health A great city to grow old in: Helping people become healthier, especially relating to physical activity and mental wellbeing
Public Health is an integral part of this vision, responsible for developing the Council into a local authority which actively promotes population 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.
- Provide robust information and intelligence to inform decision-making across the Council and with external stakeholders
- Responsive to opportunities, priorities and demand
- Deliver mandated public health functions
- Reduce health inequalities in Birmingham
- Act consistent with the core values of the Council’s Corporate Plan
- Taking responsibility willingly
- Encourage innovation
- Enable a flexible and adaptable workforce
The key requirements of the roles will be to support the delivery of strategic and outbreak response for Covid-19 situations working closely with Public Health England, neighbouring authorities and NHS and other strategic partners. The post holder will also be required to provide specialist support as part of a team delivering the Case Tracing function within Test and Trace. In addition, work collaboratively with the other test and trace theme areas of Intelligence and Governance and Communications and Engagement and across other Directorate, Council, NHS and stakeholder organisations to respond flexibly to business needs and priorities
- To act as subject matter expert on case tracing processes, supporting the case tracing staff and acting as a focal point for all procedural queries from the wider Test and Trace Division
- To provide expert leadership on the use of CTAS and other ancillary systems that support case tracing activities
- To manage the workload of the case tracing staff in conjunction with the team leads, load balancing and utilising the particular skills and experience of team members as appropriate
- Support collaboration with CCGs, NHS Commissioning Board and Council regarding local outbreak response in specific settings.
- Support the delivery of strategic and outbreak response support for Covid-19 situations working closely with Public Health England and neighbouring authorities
- To provide specialist support to the team in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of Covid-19 outbreak and situations
For further information please contact:
Toyin Amusan - Consultant in Public Health, Birmingham City Council
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 as your personal statement.
When applying, you are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the person specification and job description when compiling your Personal Statement and do not just attach certificates.
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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