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West Sussex County Council

Advanced Public Health Practitioner

Job description

Are you a public health professional looking to progress your career to the next level?
Are you able to apply your skills in a fast-paced public health environment and lead and influence significant public health programmes?
If so, West Sussex Public Health team would like to hear from you.
For more information on the Key Skills as well as the Qualifications and/or experience required, please refer to the Job Description attached.
The Public Health Department is a progressive multi-disciplinary department committed to improving health and tackling inequalities in West Sussex. The Department's key role is to "protect and improve lifelong health and wellbeing of everyone in West Sussex, by commissioning evidence-based services and empowering people to make healthier choices."
The Directorate also works closely with local agencies and partnerships to ensure the widest possible participation in health and health care agenda.
The Opportunity
Salary: £43,516-£46,549 per annumWorking Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
**Location: **County Hall, Chichester. Flexible/Hybrid working considered as is working from other WSCC offices.
**Interview Date: **w/c 23 October 2023
The West Sussex County Council Public Health team has an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Public Health Practitioner to work within its health protection team. The team works with a variety of stakeholders including UK Health Security Agency, NHS England, NHS Sussex, and local resilience forums to lead and/or support the system health protection function. Whilst the health protection function is varied, the team leads and/or supports the following portfolio areas for the local authority:

  • Health Protection, including Infection Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response
  • Integrated Sexual Health
  • Environmental and Non-infectious environmental hazards and Spatial Health Planning
  • Support to NHS Screening and Immunisation programmes, including Flu and COVID-19 programmes
  • What are we looking for?
    The Advanced Public Health Practitioner is a senior role within the public health team and will work across the full breadth of the health protection portfolio to meet business need. This will include working with public health leads and other APHP and Programme Managers to lead, support and implement key pieces of work from the health protection strategic delivery plan.
    You'll need to demonstrate an understanding of local government and partnership working and experience of working in a public health environment. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to confidently write for different audiences and purposes. You will be able to influence and persuade a wide range of stakeholders. You will thrive on working on your own initiative, whilst working within broad practice, using your discretion to develop and determine the overall services provided to the customer and assist with creation and implementation of necessary policies and procedures linked to the service.
    This post reports directly to Public Health Lead and will receive support from the lead as well as the wider team. The successful applicant will also be supported in their career development with opportunities for further learning and training.

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