Public Health Practitioner (Living Well and Ageing Well)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/09/2020 23:59
£36,922 to £40,876 p.a. i.e. Grade 12
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Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
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Closing date:
23 Sep
Further Information

Adult and Health Services
Public Health
Public Health Practitioner (Living Well and Ageing Well)
(Temporary for 12 months subject to the return of the substantive postholder)

Job Location: Durham County Council, County Hall
Salary: £36,922 to £40,876 p.a. i.e. Grade 12


We are seeking to appoint a temporary Public Health Practitioner to our Public Health Team.

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about public health, has experience of delivering or commissioning public health services with excellent interpersonal skills to engage partners in the development of health and wellbeing programmes.

Public Health Practitioners will be responsible for the delivery, coordination and facilitation of a range of evidence based public health programmes that build on local assets to address multiple health needs. This will include responsibility for a group of public health outcomes and process measures to achieve defined targets linked to the Public Health Outcomes Framework and mandated services which are a core function/ responsibility of Durham County Council.

Applications are invited for the following post:

Public Health Practitioner (Living Well and Ageing Well)

You will be responsible for:
• Supporting the development and delivery of the public health contribution to health and social care integration
• Working with the councils Communications Department to support public health campaigns and engagement strategies.
• Providing the public health contribution to alcohol harm reduction as well as drug and alcohol recovery programmes
• Supporting the departments health protection role with regard to emergency planning, winter and heat wave planning.
• Supporting the team’s work on Ageing Well and long term condition, including reducing morbidity from cancer, CVD, respiratory disease, diabetes and the implementation of health checks

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Jane Sunter, Public Health Strategic Manager at Jane.Sunter@durham.gov.uk

Required Qualifications: Applicants will be expected to hold relevant degree, supplemented by public health improvement knowledge, acquired through training, courses and experience; evidence of continuing professional development.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 5th October, 2020 (Via Teams video)

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services via
Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.