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Public Health Advanced Practitioner (Healthy Communities, Strategy and Assurance)

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Closed for applications on 22/10/2020 23:59
£48,689 to £52,379 p.a. i.e. Grade 16
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County Hall, Durham
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Closing date:
22 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

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Adult and Health Services
Public Health

Public Health Advanced Practitioner (Healthy Communities, Strategy and Assurance)
(Temporary for 12 months subject to the return of the substantive postholder)

**Secondment applications would be welcomed ( subject to the approval of current employers)**

Job Location: Durham County Council, County Hall

Salary: £48,689 to £52,379 p.a. i.e. Grade 16


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the health of people in Durham, to join our Public Health team as Public Health Advanced Practitioners.

The public health team has recently undergone a restructure to improve its alignment with emerging public health priorities across the life course, and greater integration within Durham County Council.

We are looking for a candidate with a track record of implementing public health programmes in a range of settings, and with exceptional communication skills and ability to progress public health priorities through leadership at all levels of the system.

Public Health Advanced Practitioners will play a key role in forging partnerships with and influencing all key stakeholders within their specialist area of responsibility. They will also be responsible for key elements of the Council’s public health vision and strategic plan, developing, implementing, monitoring and leading key public health programmes to reduce health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing. This will be delivered through the commissioning process and marketplace development with providers including other Local Authorities, the NHS (commissioners, providers in the acute, mental health and primary care), the third sector and independent/private sector.

Applications are invited for the following post:

Public Health Advanced Practitioner (Healthy Communities, Strategy and Assurance)

• Developing a framework for healthy settings and standards across the team
• Community asset based development including work with the intelligence team on asset maps
• Contributing to the development of ‘social movements’ for health
• Managing public health input for key commissioned services such as MECC, capacity building and mental health training
• Workplace health including the coordination of work relating to mental health in the workplace and supporting the implementation of the Better Health at Work award
• Developing a public health programme for elected member development
• Health In All Policies
• Oversight and line management of Public Health Practitioner work relating to healthy settings
• Contribute towards our health protection response
• Support the population approaches to improving oral health.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Chris Woodcock, Public Health Strategic Manager at chris.woodcock@durham.gov.uk

Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion or a related field
A relevant degree, supplemented by public health improvement knowledge, acquired through training, courses and experience.
Evidence of continuing professional development

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 2nd November , 2020 ( via teams video)

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services via
Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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