COVID-19 Outbreak Control Practitioner

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 25/01/2021 23:59
£36,922 - £40,876 p.a. grade 12
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within Public Health
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25 Jan
Further Information

Adult and Health Services
Public Health

COVID-19 Outbreak Control Practitioner
(temporary until 31/3/2022)

**Secondment applications would be welcomed (subject to the approval of current employers)**


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the health of people in Durham and eager to develop their public health skills, competencies and experience, to join our Public Health team as the COVID-19 Public Health Practitioner Outbreak Control.

This is a new appointment to the team for a fixed term until 31st March 2022.
Secondments will also be considered. This would be an excellent opportunity to consider a secondment in discussion with your manager.

The Public Health Practitioner will play a key role in ensuring the implementation of the Local Outbreak Control Plan, supporting the Strategic Manager and Director of Public Health in responding to local outbreaks and being responsible for leading specific actions with partners. The postholder will also lead a programme of work with local communities in order to engage them in measures that build longer-term community resilience to prevent future outbreaks.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Joy Evans, Strategic Manager Outbreak Control at joy.evans@durham.gov.uk

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

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 1st February 2021.

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

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.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.