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12/05/2021 12:00
£40,876 pa
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Public Health Team, South Tyneside
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Closing date:
12 May

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Public Health Practitioner x 3 Posts
(Public Health Team, South Tyneside)
£40,876 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three Public Health Practitioners to join the public health team in South Tyneside. The public health team is committed to delivering improvements in health outcomes and reducing health inequalities for people of South Tyneside.

The post holders will:

• Make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of people in South Tyneside.
• Lead a range of public health programmes and provide evidenced-based public health advice, expertise and support to partners and stakeholders.

This post holder will support and help develop programmes and initiatives that will deliver outcomes around the South Tyneside Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Director of Public Health report and the public health work plan.

Post 1: Physical Activity, Healthy Weight and Oral Health

Post 1 will have the focus on physical activity, Healthy Weight and oral health to lead the strategic priorities, to support partnership working and to oversee key programmes and interventions. The post will work across the system to engage with all key partners and stakeholders.

Post 2: Place Shaping

Post 2 will have a place shaping focus working closely with our economic regeneration colleagues across the Council, and with key stakeholders to embed health and wellbeing into any planning and redevelopment of the local area. This post will be involved the Local Plan, health impact assessments of future and current developments.

Post 3: Covid- 19 Support

Fixed Term post for 12 months

Post 3 will have a key role in ensuring the implementation of the Councils Covid-19 Outbreak Management Plan. The postholder will be responsible for the day to day management of the track and trace local programme and supporting local testing.

As the Public Health team are also responding to COVID-19 postholders may be asked to pick up some COVID-19 related work.

You will need a good level of knowledge and skills about health inequalities and health improvement as well as being motivated, flexible and enthusiastic about making a difference in South Tyneside.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact -
Post 1: Steven Carter, Senior Public Health Practitioner on (0191) 424 6582 or 07483382148.
Post 2: Samantha Start, Senior Public Health Practitioner on (0191) 424 6515 or 07776997869.
Post 3: Graeme Greig, Senior Public Health Practitioner on (0191) 424 6551 or 07483364034.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Closing date: Noon, 12 May 2021.

Please can you complete the Post Preference Sheet which is saved under ‘Supported Document’s’ and submit with your Application. If there are any issues with attaching this document to your Application then please clearly identify which post you are interested in on your Application form. Thank you.

Post 1 – Permanent, 37 hpw
Post 2 – Permanent, 37 hpw
Post 3 – Fixed Term for 12 months, 37 hpw

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