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Public Health Manager - Behaviour Science Specialist

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Public Health Manager - Behaviour Science Specialist

FTC - March 2022

£39880 PA

Connect2Luton are excited to recruit a Public Health Manager - Behaviour Science Specialist on behalf of Luton Borough Council.

To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate the ability to lead identified projects within the role portfolio and agreed in the business plan and be able to support the wider public health team, being an advocate for health and well being across the Council and across Luton. They will commission public health programmes; performance manage and assure delivery to scale and within agreed time scales, this will need to be in voluntary or public sectors.

You will deputise for the Senior Public Health Manager Healthy Lives as appropriate in line with the area of responsibility. Your role will work across the department and will initially lead on the following areas, although will not be constrained to these areas, for the department:

Behavioural insight and embedding behaviour change and health improvement approaches across public health and wider system teams
Particularly focusing on covid response and vaccination
About the Role:

Experience of commissioning and commissioning cycle or managing services and projects including performance management.
Experience of budget and people management.
Experience of process redesign, programme, project, change management and be able to develop operational policies and procedures
Successful partnership working and able to gain trust and cooperation with a range of potential partners.
Ability to think and act strategically and operationally to evolve programmes in the light of experience and to plan and deliver a broad range of activities, formulate and adjust strategies and plans that impact across a number of organisations.
Numerate, with highly developed analytical skills using qualitative and quantitative data and ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive information.
Knowledge and understanding of mechanisms to reduce health inequalities and understanding of equality issues.
Lead by example, role modelling ethics, integrity, impartiality and the elimination of bias and promoting a working environment that supports the Councils values.
About you:

Specialist public health knowledge on the delivery of health improvement services.
Proven ability to develop and evaluate projects and programmes to improve health outcomes.
Able to interpret epidemiological and other social data to make assessments.
Understanding of the theory and practice of evidence based decision-making and influence implementation.
A Postgraduate Degree in a public health related discipline or equivalent experience.
A Project Management qualification or equivalent experience.
Undertake a programme of continuous professional development.
Able to attend site visits/meetings throughout the Borough and local region on a daily basis.

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