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Public Health Practitioner

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 2642
  • Published: Thu 11/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 38259
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Essex

Grade 6- £36,567 - £39,951 per annum 

About Us

The Havering Public Health Service has been successful in bidding for funding from the GLA School Superzones programme.  We are now recruiting an officer to lead a 6-month project focusing on the school journey – working with pupils, parents and local businesses to improve the food environment and encourage active travel. 

Havering is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work. The third largest London borough, Havering is a collection of distinct communities with their own history and character, set in large areas of green belt and with excellent transport links into the centre of London, Essex and beyond.

The Public Health Service is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of a range of services, providing high level strategic support to internal and external stakeholders and advocating for primary prevention and health in all policies.  We are a friendly, energetic team, passionate about improving health and wellbeing outcomes for our residents. 

About the Job

Our Public Health Practitioners are responsible for building public health capacity across the borough by developing relationships with stakeholders, including healthcare providers, businesses and community groups. 

Applying your knowledge of public health practice and community engagement, you will collaborate with stakeholders to create healthy places that promote and improve the health of people in Havering. 

In this role, you will deliver the Healthier Catering Commitment, develop a Good Food Retail project, and promote active travel – working with the school community, local businesses and other stakeholders within the School Superzone area. You will support the development and evaluation of these projects, in order to monitor their impact and inform continued development and sustainability as part of the GLA School Superzones programme and the Havering Healthy Weight Strategy 2024-29.

About You

With a passion for improving population health and wellbeing, you will be enthusiastic about engaging and working with stakeholders to create healthier places.  You will be an excellent communicator who is confident in advocating for everyone playing their part – across private, public and voluntary sectors – in making healthy choices easier.

You will be a graduate in Public Health, or be able to evidence equivalent experience, with sound knowledge of public health policy and practice.   

You will be supported to work towards UKPHR Public Health Practitioner registration, if you have not already registered.

Please view Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about the role, please email publichealth@havering.gov.uk providing your phone number, and a member of the team will contact you.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is midnight Monday 29th July 2024 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Monday 12th August 2024.

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.  

We practise anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 2642
  • Published: Thu 11/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 38259
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Essex