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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Public Health Specialist

London Borough of Havering
To be confirmed
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
02/08/2021 at 15:40
London Borough of Havering

Grade 8- £40869-£44790pa 

About Us

London Borough of Havering is an exciting place to live and work.  The third-largest London borough, Havering is a collection of distinct communities with their own history and character, set in large areas of the green belt.  The majority of the workforce works remotely, but where it is necessary for staff to travel to the borough, Havering benefits from excellent transport links into the centre of London, Essex and beyond. 

The Public Health Team are a friendly, energetic team of people who are passionate about protecting the health of the population and improving health and wellbeing outcomes.

About the Job

As a Public Health Specialist you will apply your knowledge of public health policy and practice to provide specialist advice and support across the three domains of public health, but with a particular focus on health protection.  You would be joining the team at a key time, as the team continues to provide public health leadership in response to the pandemic and post-pandemic recovery.

You should be familiar with interpreting surveillance data and information and be confident in communicating and presenting complex information to diverse audiences in a way that different groups can understand.

About You

With a passion for improving population health and wellbeing, you will be enthusiastic about building and working in partnership with stakeholders and communities across Havering to prevent and respond to infectious outbreaks, including Covid-19.

You should have a first degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience.  You should have sound knowledge of public health policy and strategy, needs assessments, literature reviews, epidemiology, health protection and health inequalities, and be able to evidence experience of applying this knowledge in practice. 

You will be expected to participate in continuing professional development.

Location: The majority of the workforce works remotely, but where it is necessary for staff to travel to the borough

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 per week

For an informal discussion about the role, please email publichealth@havering.gov.uk using Public Health Specialist Recruitment as the subject title and providing your phone number, and a member of the team will contact you.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is  midnight on Friday, 30th July 2021 however, interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

Please note that when shortlisting applications for interviews we will score them against the Key Result Areas and Competency Profile outlined in the Job Profile.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 9th August 2021.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to the London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role

Please view Public Health Specialist Job Profile here

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