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Portsmouth City Council

Public Health Workforce Strategist

Job description

As a Public Workforce Strategist, you will be responsible for the strategic planning and future development of public health workforce development, taking into account the direction of Portsmouth City Council, Health and Care Portsmouth, Health Education England and NHS England, partnerships and national guidance to grow the workforce for the future.
You will support the Public Health Consultant Training Lead to assist Portsmouth City Council in meeting its public health obligations to protect, promote and improve the health of citizens and to reduce health inequalities through the development of a workforce skilled in public health, both inside the team and in the wider workforce. 
Working a part of a team on a flexible matrix basis, you will lead on a Workforce Development Strategy and may have the opportunity to work across other topic areas as needed. 
Key responsibilities will include developing and leading a training and development strategy for the Public Health team and lead ongoing workforce development within the team, developing skills and competences to prevent ill-health, protect and improve health/wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. You will embed public health skills and competences across the wider workforce, establishing relationships and partnership working with workforce development and integrating public health development into new and existing structures to ensure that public health competence is embedded. You will support the Consultant in Public Health Training Lead to plan and oversee a comprehensive training programme for training roles embedded in the team. In addition you will oversee and manage the workforce development budget. You will manage a small team to support this work.
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**What you'll need to succeed **
With a good understanding of the key principles and current issues in Public Health you will have a public health related post graduate qualification (or working towards such) or equivalent experience. You should be a UKPHR Registered Public Health Practitioner or actively working towards registration, and have an excellent working knowledge of UKPHR registration routes including Practitioner, Advanced Practitioner and Specialist. A Project manager qualification would be advantageous although is not essential. A public health or medical education or training qualification would also be desirable. In addition, you will a high knowledge of strategic planning and commissioning acquired through training and experience and experience of effectively managing a budget.  

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