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Herefordshire Council

Talk Community Health and Wellbeing Trainer Maternal Smoking

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East London NHS Foundation Trust

Smoking Cessation Advisor

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NHS Scotland

Smoking Cessation Adviser

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Hertfordshire County Council

Health Improvement Advisors

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Hertfordshire County Council

Health Improvement Manager

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Community Dental Services

Oral Health Improvement Practitioner

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Active Luton

Healthy Lifestyle Specialist Stop Smoking

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Haringey Council

Physical Activity and Sport Development Officer

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Everyone Health

Stop Smoking Co-ordinator

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East London NHS Foundation Trust

Smoking Cessation Advisor Band 6

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Everyone Health

Stop Smoking Practitioner Health Trainer

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Public Health Wales

Healthy School Practitioner

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London North West University Healthcare

Health Improvement Specialist

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Hertfordshire County Council

HHIS Health Improvement Manager

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Northumbria Healthcare NHS

Stop Smoking Service Specialist

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Mid Sussex District Council

Wellbeing Advisor Smoking Cessation

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Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Health Improvement Officer

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Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Smoking Cessation Team - Admin Support

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Smoking Cessation Advisor

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University Hospitals Dorset

Smoking in Pregnancy Liaison Midwife

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North Somerset Council

Health Improvement Project Support

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Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Bank Stop Smoking Adviser - One You Merton

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Mid Sussex District Council

Wellbeing Advisor - Smoking Cessation

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Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Smoking Cessation CURE Nurse

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NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Stop Smoking Adviser (Bank) - Health Improvement (Quit Your Way)

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Public Health and Regulatory Services

Healthy Lifestyles Support Advisor

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NHS Scotland

Health Improvement Tutor (Oral)

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Local Government Association

Programme Manager - Care and Health Improvement Programme

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NHS Scotland

Smoking Cessation Midwife

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Hywel Dda University Health Board

Practitioner Smoking and Wellbeing

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North Northamptonshire Council

Stop Smoking Advisor Maternity

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NHS Fife

Stop Smoking Advisor

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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Stop Smoking Advisor

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West Oxfordshire District Council

Community Physical Activity Officer

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Thurrock Council

Health Improvement Practitioner

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Camden Council

Health Improvement Practitioner

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Everyone Health

Stop Smoking in Pregnancy Practitioner

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Panoramic Associates

Interim Public Health Community Engagement Lead

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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Stop Smoking Advisor

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NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Health Improvement Practitioner

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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist Stop Smoking Practitioner Inpatient Smokefree Service

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Haringey Council

Physical Activity and Sport Development Officer

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North Northamptonshire Council

Stop Smoking Advisor

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BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust

Band 7 Health Improvement Specialist

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Wokingham Borough Council

Physical Activity Manager

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South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Community Stop Smoking Advisor

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Leicester City Council

Stop Smoking Advisor

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Northumbria Healthcare NHS

Stop Smoking Service Advisor

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Pancreatic Cancer UK

Head of Influencing and Health Improvement

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Change Grow Live

Stop Smoking Specialist

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Strode College

Sports Coaching and Health Promotion Officer

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Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

Physical Activity Instructor

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South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Stop Smoking Advisor

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Hertfordshire County Council

Health Improvement Manager

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Brook

Health Promotion & Education Specialist x2

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What does a job in Health Improvement involve?

Health improvement describes our work to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals or communities through enabling and encouraging healthy choices as well as addressing underlying determinants of health such as poverty and lack of educational. You work with a wide range of partners to influence policy, service provision and wider environmental factors that help support positive health outcomes for the population, especially those in greatest need.

Job titles may vary across organisations as well as the pay and conditions. However a common job title would be 'Health promotion/improvement principal/practitioner/manager/specialist'.

Health improvement principal

Working as a health improvement principal involves consistent work over a matter of months or years until outcomes are detected; this is because your job is continually evolving with new laws.

Part of this is due to distributing your specialist knowledge and skills to a wide variety of public health areas, successfully leading and planning health improvement services and initiatives.

Depending on your job duties, you could find yourself performing various roles. While doing so, you will be working with many individuals, organisations, and communities.

You could be assisting with reducing local obesity levels by hosting events, raising awareness, and helping people gain affordable access to healthy foods.

On another note, you could be constructing plans and implementing those to increase access to high demand in mental health services. You could also be playing your part in the decreasing stigma surrounding mental health.

The role could involve leading commissioning services and initiatives which aim to reduce dangerous drinking.

Skills Required:
- Delivering complex information in a way that it’s easy to understand.
- Excellent information analysis skills
- Efficiently manage budgets
- Teamwork deciding how to allocate limited resources effectively
- Effectively evaluating services and interventions

Qualifications Required:
- Master’s qualification in Public Health or equivalent, and preferably a management qualification. Ideally, they will be working towards registration with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) at an appropriate level.

Health improvement practitioner

As a health improvement practitioner, you’ll contribute to local programmes which influence lifestyle and behaviour change. For example, programmes around stopping smoking, following a healthy diet or exercising regularly.

You might also work with specific groups depending on the role and its locality. For example, providing specialist services for young people, the elderly, people with mental health conditions or the LGBTQ+ community. Your work could include:

- Providing health improvement advice to support the care and education of clients
- Training other health improvement staff
- Working with external agencies to collaboratively improve population health
- Keeping up to date with the latest public health information
- Maintaining systems for collecting data about the health of clients
- Creating publications and reports about health improvement information and initiatives

To become a health improvement practitioner, you’ll have a degree in public health, a related subject or equivalent health improvement knowledge from training, extended courses and experience.

Advanced health improvement practitioner

As an advanced health improvement practitioner, you’ll help people improve their health by creating and influencing positive change. You’ll also work to reduce health inequalities (the differences in the health of people or groups due to social, geographical, biological or other factors). As an advanced health improvement practitioner, you might also be involved in:

- Planning, delivering and developing specialist services, such as smoking cessation and sexual health
- Communicating important public health messages
- Marketing the health improvement service to relevant groups and communities
- Working closely with other agencies to achieve health improvement aims
- Monitoring and evaluating the impact and outcomes of health improvement programmes and initiatives

Health improvement specialist

As a health improvement specialist, you’ll be in a lead role for a particular area of health improvement. For example, specific services targeted at men, women or young people, or a particular condition such as diabetes or dementia. You might be involved in:

- Working with individuals, groups, communities and organisations to influence and improve population health
- Contributing to the development of local health improvement programmes including how they are monitored and evaluated
- Giving presentations and training on topics like child protection, sexual health and healthy eating
- Providing specialised health improvement advice to support the care and education of individuals, groups and communities
- Training, supervising and managing staff
- Developing publications and reports on public health

As a health improvement specialist, you’ll have a relevant public health degree as well as specific public health improvement knowledge from training, experience or qualifications.

Health improvement practitioner (advanced)

As a health improvement practitioner (advanced), you’ll be the lead specialist for your specific health improvement area. For example, developing a programme that helps reduce falls, strokes, heart attacks and diabetes in older people or a programme that provides specific services in a socially deprived inner-city area.

You’ll identify priorities for health improvement programmes across a range of organisations and community groups, and you’ll develop long-term plans for health improvement. It’s likely you’ll also manage a budget and be involved in all aspects of staff recruitment and management.

Other responsibilities may include:
- Promoting the involvement of the public in the development and evaluation of your public health improvement activities
- Evaluating the effectiveness of your activities by undertaking detailed public health audits and public surveys, and analysing the results
- Using evidence to provide highly specialised advice to organisations and communities
- Communicating information relating to sensitive topics such as child protection and sexual health

For the role, you’ll have highly developed specialist knowledge of public health acquired through a relevant degree, plus a master’s qualification or equivalent training or experience.

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