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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Public Health Technical Officer

Job description

At a point of unprecedented growth and development in the Borough there has never been a more exciting or rewarding time to work in Barnsley. You will be at the heart major changes and improvement to services, designed to deliver brighter futures for all of our residents and make Barnsley an exciting and dynamic place for all of those who live, work and visit.

As well as having a vibrant town centre, the Borough is rich in culture and has an extensive green belt bordering on the Peak District. The town is situated on a major M1 junction and is within easy travelling distance of Sheffield and Leeds.


Working for us you will enjoy excellent conditions of employment with a fair employer, which promotes work life balance, flexible working arrangements and has a state-of-the-art office environment. You will enjoy a defined benefit pension as a member of the South Yorkshire Pension Scheme. The normal base of work for this role would be Westgate Plaza, however, due to our evolving ways of flexible/SMART working, this means that you may be required to work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.


Our progressive and award-winning Council is thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. We are looking for the right people to join us in that journey.


Your role in our journey


This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious, innovative, energetic, friendly and high achieving Public Health team.  The team has developed strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, making our work more effective in meeting the needs of our population and tackling health inequalities.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Public Health Technical Support Officer with passion for improving public health and reducing health inequalities, to support our healthcare public health and health protection agendas. This full-time fixed term post until 31.03.2023 will provide support to a range of programmes including supporting the COVID-19 response and recovery, cancer prevention and early detection and heart health, amongst other priorities relating to health protection and healthcare public health. The successful candidate will work with both internal and external partners across Barnsley to help improve population health and inequalities through preventative interventions.

What you’ll need

To join us, you’ll need a level 4 qualification and be able to evidence your commitment to continuous professional development. You will have a passion for helping others and an understanding of public health and health inequalities in Barnsley. You will be experienced in managing your own workload and working to deadlines. With a flair for public engagement and partnership working, it is your talent for communication that really sets you apart.

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