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Worcestershire County Council

Public Health Practitioner

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the public health team at Worcestershire County Council. 
Worcestershire is a great place to live and work. We have bustling towns and a heritage city, rolling countryside, history, culture, and a passion for sport.
Worcestershire Public Health is forward-looking with a strong focus on innovation to improve health and wellbeing, whilst reducing health inequalities in the County. We believe in developing strong partnerships, with district collaboratives being an example of this, bringing together partners from across local government, NHS and the voluntary sector. We have a commitment to building places and communities and are undertaking research, designing new approaches and embedding community intelligence and engagement to reduce inequalities experienced across the County, all underpinned through existing and emerging data, insight and analytics capabilities.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Public Health Practitioner (12- month post). You will work closely with Public Health Consultants, Senior Public Health Practitioners, members of the wider Public Health Team and colleagues across the County Council. More broadly, your work will include working across the Worcestershire Integrated Care system with NHS bodies, District Council colleagues, Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and communities. Your work will advocate and improve population health, focusing on the wider determinants of health having an impact on health and wellbeing in its broadest sense. 
The Public Health Practitioner role will include understanding local health needs, supporting evidence-based programmes to improve health and wellbeing and tackling inequalities. You will work with communities and partner organisations, contributing to the work of the wider public health agenda in Worcestershire and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. 
You will be solutions focused and enthusiastic supporting the improvement of health and wellbeing in the Worcestershire population. You will have experience of implementing strategy and policy as well as supporting the commissioning of services. Your application will demonstrate your ability to fulfil the job description and person specification. 
Portfolio areas the role will cover:
This 12 month post will cover work across the following key areas:
Children, young people and families
Healthy places
Children, young people and families:
This post will have specific interests and experience of supporting work programmes with a focus on pregnancy, early years, children and families. This post will work closely with partners and services including maternity services, Starting well, educational settings and communities to support the development of a Best Start in Life workplan, Worcestershire’s Start for Life offer and Family Hubs. 
Healthy places:
The successful candidate will work with others in public health to respond to planning applications and planning policy consultations, and make recommendations to planning authorities and developers on how to positively incorporate health and wellbeing into proposals.
There may be other public health work areas that the post holder becomes involved in, depending on specific skills and interests of the successful candidate.

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