The Health Equity function in Clinical and Public Health is responsible for developing and implementing the UKHSA health equity for health security strategy, as well as working to support the wider organisation to develop the necessary data, analytic and research capabilities to monitor the impacts of health hazards and response activities on populations and communities most at risk.
The postholder will coordinate and deliver high quality, specialist technical and professional public health expertise to support the objectives of the health equity, strategy, and partnerships team. This role will focus on supporting the UKHSA response to systematic, avoidable, and unjust differences in health and wellbeing between different groups of people, which can arise due to where individuals are born, grow, live, work and become older, and lead to unequal outcomes in communicable diseases and external health hazards.
Your main responsibilities will include:
Support the implementation of the HE strategy, including the development and delivery of the CORE20PLUS framework
Work with colleagues, the HWB Alliance, and other teams in UKHSA to support the fostering and management of relationships with external stakeholders, including supporting co-design of the CORE20PLUS framework, and health equity policies and programmes
Support the function to develop and provide system assurance for health equity for the areas of responsibility of UKHSA
Analyse, use and present outcome data to monitor health equity issues and emerging trends; and to inform planning decisions.
Work with the UKHSA Emergency Planning and Resilience Response (EPRR) team to embed health equity considerations in UKHSA incident planning and response
Contribute to the UKHSA response during incidents in line with UKHSA’s Emergency Planning and Resilience Response (EPRR) arrangements.
Support work across UKHSA to develop a systematic approach to advanced public health intelligence and data driven health equity to ensure evidence-based policy development and implementation and ensure that there is timely monitoring and publication across all disease areas on inequalities to monitor whether efforts to reduce them are successful
Work with policy colleagues to develop a suite of tools that can be used to enable the systematic assessment of health equity and drive multi-agency and cross system action e.g., Health Equity Assessment Tool, Health Impact Assessment
Work across the public health system to provide comprehensive engagement to magnify the community voice, groups and leadership in the work of health equity and inequalities
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
Please refer to the Job Description for a full list of roles and responsibilities
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.
Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills; capable of constructing and delivering clear ideas and concepts concisely and accurately for diverse audiences, and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, and Excel
Evidence of ongoing CPD and committed to self-development and willing to share experience with others to influence practice
Proven capability to plan over short, medium and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly
Evidence of ability to handle challenging issues taking a problem-solving approach to ensure proactive and effective resolution
Proven experience and ability to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of/to others including managing and motivating a team and reviewing individual standards
Co-ordination and management of public health projects and initiatives (e.g. quality improvement and/or research)
It is important through your application and Statement of Suitability of 1500 words that you give evidence and examples of proven experience of each of the following criteria:
Experience of facilitating and maintaining quality and governance frameworks, including robust audit and service improvement practices
Ability to identify areas for policy development and experience of delivering these for service improvement utilising a variety of literature and resources
Experience of building trusted stakeholder relationships and networks in a politically sensitive and/or changing environment, including with the voluntary and community sector
Ability to interpret and analyse complex and/or sensitive information in a concise yet insightful way, pre-empting and evaluating issues and recommending appropriate course of action(s)
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