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Senior Public Health Practitioner

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: PH/24/278954
  • Published: Mon 29/04/2024, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £50,512 - £53,647
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

We are seeking to increase our Senior Public Health Practitioner capacity in order to deliver across the breadth of our public health portfolio areas, supporting programmes of work covering health protection, health improvement and healthcare public health. 

Our Senior Public Health Practitioners have a key role in driving progress across a range of priority areas, aligned to Wirral’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the Wirral Plan and local Health and Care Plan. We are seeking applicants with a sound understanding of and demonstrable experience in public health policy and practice. Applicants should have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to improve public health outcomes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and forward-thinking professional to help us build on our strong track record of successful delivery. Working to a Public Health Principal, and alongside an experienced Public Health Team, you will support the delivery of the ambitions in Wirral’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Wirral’s’ Health Protection Strategy. You will work with partners to improve local population health outcomes, reduce inequalities, and help protect local communities from threats to health through infectious diseases, environmental and other public health hazards.  

We are looking for candidates with a good breadth of public health knowledge, skills and experience, who can provide public health leadership, specialist advice and support on a range of public health priorities and contribute to the development and implementation of local initiatives for action.  Whilst not essential, experience of working with public, private and community, voluntary and faith sector groups is desirable.  Flexibility and good communication skills are critical features of this position.  There is lots to do, so the successful candidate should be energetic and resilient, with a can-do attitude.

You will be joining a talented and ambitious team of passionate colleagues who are working to deliver excellence. We are committed to developing the public health workforce and investing in our staff. We are a recognised Public Health training location, and you will be required to contribute to and support the training offer for Public Health Specialty Registrars, Foundation Year Doctors and other trainees and professionals within the locality with an interest in Public Health.  Although not essential for applicants, it is desirable for post holders to register as a Public Health Practitioner on the United Kingdom Public Health Register (UKPHR) professional register.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jen Smedley at jennifersmedley@wirral.gov.uk in the first instance. Previous candidates in the last 6 months need not re-apply.

This post requires a DBS check. The Safer Recruitment & Employment Policy and the Disclosures for Recruitment Procedure can be found at : https://www.wirral.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/job-vacancies/safer-recruitment-and-employment

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on info@involvenorthwest.org.uk or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: PH/24/278954
  • Published: Mon 29/04/2024, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £50,512 - £53,647
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Merseyside

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