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Southwark Council

Health Protection Policy Officer

Job description

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse, and growing population.
At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.
The role
The Public Health Division are looking to recruit a Health Protection Policy Officer to work with us to tackle inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19 and supporting our plans for recovery and renewal. 
The role will involve working with other members of the Public Health Division, the wider council, NHS, charities and the voluntary sector in the provision of health protection and immunisation support, health needs assessments, community engagement, programme improvement and guidance development. The post holder will be accountable to the Head of Programmes for Health Protection and Screening.
About You
- This is an exciting role for a highly motivated person who has a genuine interest and knowledge in health protection, communicable diseases and immunisations.
 - You must have excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills. You will be highly organised and be comfortable working within a reactive environment. You will be working in a fast-paced political, outcomes-oriented and frequently challenging environment, where the focus is on the delivery and management of multiple projects to high expectations within tight timescales.
- This post will be involved with community engagement projects, including with Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, asylum seekers and refugees, homeless and other marginalised groups. A strong commitment to service improvement and tackling inequalities in service provision is expected. 
Additional Information:
**- **This is a permanent full-time position
- Standard 36 hours, Monday to Friday
- A basic DBS check will be required

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