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NHS Grampian

Health Improvement Senior Health Promoting Health Service

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a settings based approach to develop and deliver inequalities sensitive practice within NHS Lanarkshire acute hospitals.
There are 3 posts available; one post based in each of the acute NHS Lanarkshire hospitals - University Hospital Hairmyres, University Hospital Monklands and University Hospital Wishaw.

Each postholder will lead the development and implementation of the 4 key Health Promoting Health Service (HPHS) Outcomes as set out by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Letter, Health Promoting Health Service (2018:3). The HPHS programme is aligned to the CMO Realistic Medicine programme and the postholder will work alongside the Realistic Medicine team to deliver on the linked priorities. The current CMO report for 2020-2021 is Recover, Restore, Renew.

The postholder has responsibility for the development and delivery of this portfolio of programmes under the direction of the Senior Health Promotion Officer.

A degree or equivalent in a health or related discipline is required along with knowledge of local and national policies and strategies that affect the health of the population. The post holder should have or be working towards a postgraduate qualification or have the equivalent knowledge and experience that demonstrates an understanding of health improvement/ health promotion/ public health at postgraduate level.

The postholder will be passionate about improving health, preventing ill health and reducing health inequalities.

The postholder will be expected to provide professional support and advice to NHS Lanarkshire acute hospital staff whilst making regular decisions relating to the implementation of HPHS initiatives. The postholder is responsible for establishing and sustaining relationships internally within NHS Lanarkshire and with key external partners and stakeholders to promote health improvement and address inequalities in health.
The postholder will plan and deliver a daily work programme in line with HPHS Outcomes and will be expected to formulate workplans in partnership with stakeholders and the management team. The postholder will plan and deliver key training programmes to staff within their setting.
Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are required along with experience of partnership working and negotiation skills. Experience of working within acute health settings is desirable.

The postholder will have flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service and be a car driver with a valid UK driving licence.  

Please note, as these posts are funded for 18 months only and an existing member of NHS Lanarkshire staff wishes to apply, this will be treated as a secondment. The employee MUST already have had agreement from their line manager to be released on a secondment before applying for the post.
For secondments external to NHS Lanarkshire please refer to the secondment policy at for further information.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Jacqueline Martin, on 07767 006876

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact

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