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Health Improvement Practitioner

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/20/118510
  • Published: Fri 10/01/2020, 17:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,122 - £38,423
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and innovative children and young people’s Health Improvement Practitioner to develop, deliver and evaluate health improvement interventions with children, young people and families. The main objective for the post holder is to prevent obesity and address other Public Health priority areas such as immunisations, smoking prevention and breastfeeding. The successful candidate will focus primarily on Early Years (Children’s Centres, nurseries, PVIs and childminders) but may be required to work across a variety of settings including schools, after school clubs, holiday clubs and other topic areas.

The successful candidate will be based in Camden Learning and be part of the Camden Health and Wellbeing Team which is commissioned by Public Health. The team will offer a two tiered approach, comprising both universal health improvement to children and young people in Camden as well as more targeted interventions to groups considered at higher risk.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential the successful candidate holds a Degree in either Public Health/Health Promotion/Health Improvement/Nutrition/Physical Activity or has gained substantial equivalent knowledge and experience in a health improvement role with responsibility across Public Health priority areas such as healthy eating, physical activity etc. You will have previous demonstrable experience developing and directly delivering evidence based health improvement interventions for children and young people including with Early Years settings. The ideal candidate will have an excellent up to date working knowledge of Public Health guidance alongside evaluating changes in behavior from health improvement activities that are carried out. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fully proficient in Microsoft Office Packages.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.


Closing dates for applications: Sunday 26th January 2020

Interviews to be held: Friday 7th February 2020

Please quote reference: 190000VT

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are Monday 17th February, Monday 16th March & Monday 20th April 2020

 

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  • Job Profile
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/20/118510
  • Published: Fri 10/01/2020, 17:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,122 - £38,423
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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