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London Borough of Havering

Public Health Projects Officer - Internship

Job description

Havering Public Health team is offering an exciting internship role for a recent/forthcoming graduate with a higher degree (either completed or due to be completed by September 2023). You will join a team which has been highly influential in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of Havering. We pride ourselves in taking an evidence-based approach to tackling the wider determinants of health and addressing inequality. Through partnership working and taking a Health in All Policies approach to the delivery of all Council services, the public health team works to enhance health and wellbeing across the key public health domains – health protection, health improvement and healthcare public health. The successful applicant will gain experience across a wide range of public health programmes and projects. 
About the Job 
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to gain valuable experience across all aspects of public health, setting you on your pathway to a future career in public health and improving your employability. Supported by public health professionals, you will start working towards building the skills and competencies defined in the UKPHR code of practice. 
The key objectives will be to: 

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of evidence-based policies and strategies 
  • Support the implementation of national policies and strategies at a local level 
  • Engage and work collaboratively with a range of people and agencies, developing public health capacity and capability 
  • Collate and interpret quantitative and qualitative information on the health and wellbeing needs of local populations 
  • Present, communicate and disseminate key messages to improve population health =
  • Empower residents in the community to assess their health and wellbeing needs, identify approaches to address these needs, increase healthy behaviours, and reduce inequalities 
  • Communicate risks to population health, wellbeing and safety, and provide information and advice on prevention
    About You 
    Applicants should be able to demonstrate, through their university studies or prior work experience, their ability to: 

  • Interpret health needs assessments, strategies and/ or policies 
  • Review, critically appraise and collate evidence of best practice 
  • Analyse qualitative and quantitative health data 
  • Support development, implementation and evaluation of public health programmes or interventions. 
  • Deliver verbal presentations and/or written reports to a variety of audiences 
  • Manage projects 
  • Manage competing priorities 
  • Use office software programs e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Teams, Zoom etc
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