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Birmingham City Council

Public Health Graduate

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary public health team in a fixed term Public Health Graduate role working to our Director of Public Health on national and international public health policy. The Public Health Division includes Five core sub-divisions focused on Healthy Behaviours and Communities, Children and Young People, Adults and Older People, Knowledge, Evidence and Population Health Management and Environmental Public Health and Health Protection, and is part of the Strategic Partnerships, Insight and Prevention Directorate of the Council. This is a great opportunity to join the largest Local Authority in the country and contribute to Birmingham being a great city that enables people to live healthy and active lives.
The Role
The role of the Grade 3 (GR3) Public Health Graduate is designed for recent graduates with a degree in Public Health or an equivalent relevant degree level qualification. It will give early and formative experience in applying their learning in a dynamic public health department.
This unique and exciting opportunity will maximise the recent learning from the degree by giving opportunities to apply learning in the context of Birmingham’s public health challenges and opportunities, and will give the post holder a way develop experience across the Public Health skills and knowledge framework (PHSKF).
These graduate roles will work to the Director of Public Health on a series of both structured projects linked to the Health and Wellbeing Board and the NHS Integrated Care Systems and reactive pieces of work that are designed to have an impact on the health of individuals in Birmingham. By managing projects from initiation to completion, there will be opportunities to demonstrate personal impact and outcomes during the placement.
This role has a Public Health Policy theme, explore opportunities for applying learning from emerging national and international policy to improve Public Health practice and reduce health inequalities in Birmingham.
Successful graduates will be required to deliver on a selection of duties and responsibilities working with the Director of Public Health and his team, with responsibilities changing and evolving based on emerging priorities and business needs.
Skills & Experience
Each graduate must have a Public Health degree or other relevant degree level qualification and must be prepared to continue with on-going professional development within the role.
The post holders must have experience of working on projects, monitoring performance, understanding the relevant policy environment and public health priorities. Post holders should have experience of report writing and communicating information to a diverse audience.
The post holders in each of the themed areas will develop and apply subject matter expertise and technical skills to public health projects and implement practical and rigorous approaches to ensure that work has an impact on health and wellbeing. This includes:
•      Identifying and using suitable sources of data and carrying out data analysis to help establish health needs.
•      Engaging with citizens and other stakeholders to understand the local context of and feasibility of interventions
•      Communicating and presenting innovative solutions and best practice for health and wellbeing problems to stakeholders and citizens
•      Supporting the evaluation of interventions
•      Delivering technical pieces of work such as; health needs assessments, health impact assessments, systematic reviews, or health economics analyses
•      Working collaboratively with stakeholders to embed evidence-based approaches
•      Supporting work on equality impact assessments
Additional Information
Special Conditions:
•      This vacancy is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
•      A DBS check may be undertaken
•      Observance of the City Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy will be required.

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