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Central Bedfordshire Council

Public Health Officer (Stop Smoking)

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated Public Health Officer to join our inspiring and dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Public Health Stop Smoking Service providing exceptional smoking cessation support, helping to improve the quality of life for residents of Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Milton Keynes. 
You will be in a key position to protect vulnerable residents and improve their wellbeing by helping to reduce health inequalities within the local communities. 
You will be responsible for running clinics which provide stop smoking support for members of the public and will have a case load of clients, you will also be providing support to Primary Care services and delivering training sessions. This will provide an opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of others while allowing you to find your greatness.
You will have excellent communication skills and a talent for motivating people, as well as the ability to build strong working relationships and work effectively autonomously and within a team. You will be someone who is organised, can prioritise their workload effectively and meet deadlines. You will have strong presentation, facilitation and IT skills.
Ideally the successful applicant will have a degree or relevant experience. We are looking for someone who is patient, a good listener and keen to learn. You will be an integral part of a progressive and enthusiastic Public Health team dedicated to providing an exceptionally high-quality service. You will be provided with opportunities for training in order to perform this role and continue your own personal development. 
This role requires some travel you must be able to drive, have access to a vehicle and hold a full valid driving licence.
If you are the right person join us and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.
**What we can offer you: **
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including: 

  • A hybrid working arrangement giving you the option to work from home and access any CBC office location. We recognise and value the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. 
  • A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions 
  • The opportunity to lease electric vehicles at competitive rates with our staff electric vehicle (EV) leasing scheme (subject to probation being completed) 
  • A comprehensive IT package to support you to work safely and effectively  
  • The ability to work abroad for up to a month a year 
  • Generous family friendly policies and practices 
  • A welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers differences 
  • Friendly and supportive staff networks  
  • Annual leave allowance 25 days + statutory holidays rising to 32 days with length of service. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance. You can find out more on the Bedfordshire Pension Fund website
  • An exceptional Employee Assistance Programme which helps support employees with workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues 
  • A huge variety of courses and role-specific training and learning to help you succeed and develop 
  • Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers

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