Public Health Specialist
Swindon Borough Council
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The Public Health department of Swindon Borough Council is undergoing a period of exciting change, focused on reducing harms and improving outcomes for individuals and the community. To facilitate this change we are seeking a dynamic professional to join our team and help to embed our vision of the future.
As a public health specialist you will have responsibility for identifying need, commissioning and procuring services to the community, managing multi-million pound contracts and liaising with a range of partners across the spectrum of public, private and voluntary sector.
Main duties of the job
Working with the wider team your experience will be instrumental in promoting health improvement and protection, by representing Public Health at agreed partnership events, using your specialist skills and knowledge for the benefit of the team, for example through supporting research, and supporting it at times of health emergencies. A key element of this particular specialist post is delivering substance misuse services to the local community and supporting the mental health co-morbidity agenda.
Make a difference, make it better, make it right - putting Swindon and its people at the heart of everything we do.
We are committed to providing our employees with a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.
Our current benefits include:
25 to 28 days + Bank holidays
A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
Purchase of annual leave
Leisure and Legal Services discounts
Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts
Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).
Please note Swindon Borough Council terms and conditions apply to this role.
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The Public Health team are expected to deliver across the four domains of public health: (1) health intelligence, using data and evidence to inform all we do; (2) Health Protection this about dealing with cases or outbreaks of communicable disease; (3) Health Improvement this about helping people to improve and maintain their health by developing, implementing and evaluating strategies and interventions; (4) Healthcare public health services this is about using evidence to support service development and to ensure the quality of services by assisting in the commissioning of services.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Swindon Borough Council
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04 October 2021
£36,411 a year
Full-time, Flexible working