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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Public Health Practitioner

London Borough of Havering
£30,000 - £34,999
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 Practitioner 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 Practitioner

GRADE 6: £30,711 - £33,948 per annum

Our Public Health Practitioners will be responsible for building public health capacity across the borough by developing relationships with stakeholders, including healthcare providers, businesses and community groups. 

Applying your knowledge of public health practice and community engagement, you will collaborate with stakeholders to create healthy places that promote and improve the health of people in Havering.  

In doing so, you will deliver a range of initiatives and campaigns that support people to make healthier choices and live healthier lives.  You will support the development and evaluation of these programmes, in order to monitor their impact and inform continued development and sustainability.  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 engaging and working with stakeholders across Havering.  You will be an excellent communicator who is confident in advocating for everyone playing their part – across private, public and voluntary sectors – in making healthy choices easier.

You will be a graduate in Public Health, or be able to evidence equivalent experience.  You will have a sound knowledge of public health policy and be able to demonstrate experience of applying this in practice.    

You will be supported to work towards UKPHR Public Health Practitioner registration, if you have not already registered.

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 the subject title Public Health Practitioner Recruitment 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 Wednesday 26th August 2020.