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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Public Health Specialist

London Borough of Havering
£35,000 - £44,999
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
06/08/2020 at 00:00 AM

An opportunity has arisen in Havering to grow and strengthen our Public Health service.  As part of this development, we are recruiting to three Public Health Specialist posts.

Havering is a vibrant and 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 green belt and with excellent transport links into the centre of London, Essex and beyond.

The Public Health Service is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of a range of services, providing high level strategic support to internal and external stakeholders, and advocating for primary prevention and health in all policies.  In doing so, we work towards the Council’s ambitions to give children the best start in life, create stronger families, support the vulnerable, and enable people to live healthy, active and independent lives.  We are a friendly, energetic team of people, passionate about improving health and wellbeing outcomes for our residents.

Public Health Specialist

Grade 8 - £39,774 - £43,590 per annum

As a Public Health Specialist you will apply your knowledge of public health policy and practice to provide specialist advice and support to internal and external stakeholders.  You will support and manage specific areas of public health work by working in partnership with colleagues across the Council and beyond, assess local health needs, interpret population health and wellbeing data, develop and implement strategies, evaluate interventions, and support commissioning and redesign of services.

You will work across the three domains of public health (health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health) as required, working at a strategic level to improve outcomes for the local population.  You will also support our local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 facilitate improvements in health and social care outcomes.

You will be a graduate in Public Health, or similar, with sound knowledge of public health policy and strategy, epidemiology and health inequalities, and be able to evidence experience of applying this knowledge in practice.  You will be confident in leading given areas of work at a strategic level.

You will be expected to participate in continuing professional development.

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 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 note that CV's will not be accepted.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770.

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 23:59 on Wednesday 5th August 2020, 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 interview 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 are provisionally scheduled for Monday 24th August 2020.