Public Health Programme Officer (Children)

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £44,428 to £45,441 per annum
  • Location: Hybrid Working, Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 14/04/2024 at 23:55
  • Reference: CVP 0091

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Knowsley Council’s Public Health team as a Public Health Programme Officer (Children).

The public health team is responsible for providing leadership on health improvement and health protection to reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes for residents.  It does this through influencing and working across the council and with partners to promote health behaviours, embed a health in all policies approach and deliver system approaches to improve health outcomes.

Come join the small public health team and be a crucial part of the team.

This exciting position will lead on public health programmes and activities related to children and young people (predominantly school aged children).

The postholder will lead, develop and implement evidence based public health strategies and programmes to improve public health outcomes for children, in particular focusing on healthy weight.

You will act as a link between public health, children’s services, schools and other youth settings to promote healthy environments and practice.

The postholder will be expected to build strong relationships and work in partnership with others to improve health outcomes for children and young people.

It is a two-year fixed term post, so it is expected that applicants have experience or can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant public health practice, healthy weight or children’s health.

Along with your CV, please describe in a covering letter your suitability for the post (maximum 2 sides A4).

Interviews will be held on 29th and 30th April at Computer Centre, Archway Road, Huyton.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

We will consider requests for flexible working.  For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.

At Knowsley we value our applicants and want them to feel well-informed and welcomed. If you have any questions about this specific job role or what it is like to work at Knowsley, please contact Richard Holford  (Richard.holford@knowsley.gov.uk . 0151 443 4992) or alternatively Jackie McMenamy (Jackie.mcmenamy@knowsley.gov.uk /0151 443 2645)

How to apply

Your CV should be tailored to reflect the competencies within the person specification. Please note if a CV does not reflect the person specification it is unlikely to be shortlisted. To upload your CV you will need to click on the link below and create an account with Jobs Go Public if you have not already done so.

Along with your CV, please describe in a covering letter your suitability for the post (maximum 2 sides A4).

You will also be required to input your name and email address and will be invited to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire.

 

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This vacancy is now closed