Public Health Graduate (Adults)
We have an exciting opportunity 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 minimum of an undergraduate degree in Public Health or an equivalent relevant masters level qualification. It will give early and formative experience in applying their learning in a dynamic public health department.
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 depending on the role (one of two as highlighted below) 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.
Skills & Experience
As a graduate you must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in Public Health 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
For an informal discussion, please contact:
Bhavna Taank, Public Health Service Lead (Adults), Birmingham City Council
Telephone No: 07597013214
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.