Public Health Officer / Public Health Officer Apprentice

Norfolk County Council
Competitive salary
17 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Public Health Officer / Public Health Officer Apprentice 63057 CEHE

Vacancies in Public Health - Commissioning and Policy

County Hall, Norwich

Full time or part time opportunities

Public Health Officer

£30,451 - £32,234 per annum (Scale I)

Permanent contracts

Public Health Officer Apprentice

£24,982 - £27,041 per annum (Scale G) progressing to (Scale I) £30,451 - £32,234 per annum after full inductions and in-house training is complete.

37 hours per week

Our Public Health service is dedicated to helping the people of Norfolk to be able to live in healthy places, promote healthy lifestyles and preventing ill-health. Our transformation agenda is a key County Council priority focused on prevention, reducing health inequalities and influencing healthy public policy.

As a Public Health Officer, you will deliver public health projects aligned to either primary prevention and public health policy, or the commissioning of public health funded services; using a recognised project management framework to contribute to priorities of the council and the Public Health strategy for Norfolk. You will hold a diploma in Public Health or equivalent level of experience in a related area.

We have several opportunities for Public Health Officers across the following areas:

Prevention & Policy, gathering evidence and promoting knowledge and information in both the development of primary prevention strategies and public health policy across the priority areas of People; Inequalities; and Places.

Commissioning of public health services, holding a portfolio of services in either our Children & Young People or Adults work programmes and leading the commissioning cycle on behalf of public health, including strategic planning; development of specifications/KPIs; market engagement; capacity & demand planning; and monitoring & evaluation.

As a Public Health Officer Apprentice, you will support the public health service, making a direct contribution under close direction and supervision. There will be a rotational element to the role to increase your knowledge across the areas of commissioning; prevention & policy; and the Norfolk Outbreak Control Service, working alongside public health colleagues to inform and contribute to our response to COVID-19. You will hold either a minimum of 2 A2 level qualifications at grade C or higher, or an equivalent qualification such as a Level 3 NVQ. As part of your apprenticeship you will undertake the Public Health Practitioner Level 6 qualification, and upon completion you will be eligible to register as a public health practitioner.

This is an excellent opportunity to progress or develop your career in public health and make a real difference to health of the people in Norfolk.

Please indicate on your application if you are applying for the Grade I or Grade G Apprentice role.

All our office based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich. Our technology platform and equipment is first class enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

Closing date: 2 March 2021

Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss these working arrangements.

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