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Nottingham City Public Health

Public Health Practitioner

Job description

The starting salary is £32,020 per annum (level one) rising to £34,723 per annum (Level four), subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period. (Pro rata for part time workers. Salary correct as of advert date)
Would you like to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Nottingham’s communities? If so we’d love to hear from you!
We’ve got a number of exciting opportunities available for talented individuals to join our growing Public Health team. We are looking for six Public Health Practitioners to support the work of the City’s Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy, focussing on improving health and reducing health inequalities in Nottingham City. 
Click on the following link for a short introduction to public health: What is Public Health - VEED
The roles will be based within one of three Public Health Consultant led teams, and each will have a different focus depending on which team they are aligned to.
Health Protection 1 x post
The Public Health Protection team are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic team member to work with colleagues, partners and residents. The role will involve working in partnership to understand, prevent, advise and address the impacts of infectious and non-infectious diseases as well as planning appropriate responses to environmental hazards such as heatwaves, flooding and chemical incidents. Specifically, workstreams include, but are not limited to, sexual health, screening and immunisations, infection prevention and control as well as emergency preparedness, resilience and response. Tasks may include scoping current sexual health services, reviewing data, writing reports and assisting with the commissioning process.
Healthy Communities 4 x posts
 Healthy Communities is a new portfolio established January 2023 within the Public Health function. The team’s ambition is to keep Nottingham’s communities informed, connected and empowered in order to challenge widening and persistent health inequalities, so that community action for health is strengthened, and community voice is evident in public health strategy, intelligence, commissioning and partnerships. 
The Public Health Practitioners will work within our Healthy Communities team to support engagement with communities experiencing health inequalities. They will support volunteers and community groups to develop activities and resources that build community understanding of health, and use community & partner strengths to find creative approaches to building community capacity for health & prevention.
We are looking for someone who can strengthen our partnership working, community engagement and co-production within the diverse communities of Nottingham City, ensuring their voices and needs are central to public health work. Their focus will be on strengthening community action for health and working with local organisations and partnerships to bring public health priorities closer to communities.
As a team they will work together to ensure that they cover the different localities and neighbourhoods of Nottingham, so they can get to know areas and local communities well, but they may also develop different areas of focus with communities of identity. 
Knowledge & Intelligence 1 x post
Led by Dana, a Consultant in Public Health, our team support the Public Health team with intelligence & data analysis. We are looking for a driven & inquisitive individual to provide support as we expand our research & evaluation offer, using evidence based practice to support & promote public health initiatives. The Knowledge & Intelligence Public Health Practitioner role will assist with collection and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, finding, appraising and disseminating evidence, knowledge management, producing reports and co-ordination and delivery of research and evaluation projects. This role is an opportunity to focus on research & evaluation work delivered in partnership with other team members, stakeholders and the public.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to indicate their preference against these roles at the point of interview.
Each role will work alongside colleagues in the team to which it is aligned, as well as collaborating across the wider Public Health team and other stakeholders to make a real and tangible difference to the lives of the citizens of Nottingham.
Working in the Public Health team provides plenty of development opportunities, with regular CPD events, bespoke training and the possibility of postgraduate study with the University of Nottingham.
Required Competencies

  1. Excellent communicator, both verbally and written, with a wide range of audiences including colleagues and staff at all levels both within and outside Nottingham City Council.
  2. Ability to work effectively and network with a range of stakeholders including citizens, diverse communities, councillors, colleagues at all levels within the organisation and partners. 
  3. Ability to research, analyse and interpret complex information from various sources.
  4. Understand what influences the health and wellbeing of our population. 
  5. Demonstrate planning and prioritising skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines, resolve urgent situations and make decisions.
  6. Ability to plan & organise own workload and to use initiative. To work with minimum supervision within a team environment.
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