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Coventry City Council

Programme Officer - Health Protection

Job description

The Public Health team is part of the Public Health, Insight and Migration Division.
Reporting to the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, the team helps people to stay healthy and protect them from threats to their health.

The Public Health team commissions and delivers a wide range of services and programmes that tackle health inequalities and help people to live healthier lives including:

Alcohol and drugs misuse strategy, treatment and recovery services
Sexual health services including sexually transmitted infections and contraception
Healthy lifestyles support with losing weight, getting more active, giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol and improving your well being
Physical activity strategy and projects including school based exercise, parks and cycling
Family health including health visiting, infant feeding, school nurses, teenage pregnancy support, family weight management and services supporting BME families
Health protection strategy and services including air quality, blood borne virus testing, screening & immunisations, infection control, emergency planning and outbreak management
The Marmot City strategy, reducing health inequalities across the city
Domestic abuse and sexual abuse strategies and support services
Youth violence reduction
This is an exciting and challenging time to work in the Public Health Team.  If you are an individual that is committed to achieving the best outcomes for people across Coventry our team can help you make a difference through high-quality professional support, supervision, excellent learning and development opportunities

What is the job role?
Fixed Term Contract/Secondment opportunity up to March 2023

We are looking for a Programme Officer to work as part of the Public Health - Health Protection Team.

The team delivers the local authority’s statutory health protection duties and programmes related to communicable disease, environmental hazard control and public health emergency planning.

The team is leading on programmes of work across Coventry and Warwickshire related to:

Communicable Disease Control – including TB, blood-borne virus’s such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C, population screening and immunisation programme assurance/promotion and sexual health
Environmental Hazards – including fuel poverty, air quality, and oral health
Emergency Planning – including outbreak/pandemic flu planning and response, local health resilience, and extremes of weather
The role will support the Programme Manager and Consultant in Public Health to deliver a number of strategic, reactive, campaign and commissioning responsibilities, including joint programmes with Warwickshire County Council.  The role will require strong partnership working with partners across Coventry and Warwickshire.
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