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Public Health Practitioner (Stop Smoking)

  • Reference: 6901
  • Published on: Mon 16/04/2018 13:15 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 27/04/2018 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands
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Team: Stop Smoking Service
Salary: £31,835 - £34,735 per annum
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Location: Based at Priory House, Shefford
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 27th April 2018
Interview Date: 4th May 2018

More about the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to work within and manage Stop Smoking Services covering Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Milton Keynes. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the service and working closely with organisations in the community to encourage engagement and access for residents looking for support to quit.

You will be a vital part of a team, helping to improve the quality of life for residents of the community by reducing local smoking prevalence. You will be in a key position to protect vulnerable residents and improve their wellbeing by working to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. This will be an opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of others while allowing you to find your greatness.

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of action plans to deliver outcomes identified in strategies and policies. You will have excellent communication skills to build relationships, manage the Stop Smoking Team and influence organisations to engage with health and wellbeing, health prevention and health inequalities. You will have strong presentation skills using a variety of different methods and able to communicate sometimes complex information to a variety of audiences. You will be able to evaluate and appraise evidence and data to draw appropriate conclusions.

Ideally the successful applicant will have a degree or relevant experience. We are looking for someone who is organised, patient and has a talent for motivating others. You will be an integral part managing a progressive and enthusiastic team dedicated to providing an exceptionally high-quality service. You will be provided with opportunities for training in order to perform this role and continue your own personal development.

Join us and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work.

If you have been previously unsuccessful in applying for this position, please clearly indicate in your application the development and evidence as to how you now meet the criteria required for the role.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Rachael Holland at rachael.holland@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 5307

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx

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