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Public Health Projects Officer (Internship)

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 383
  • Published: Fri 16/07/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/08/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 25389
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

Grade 4 £24,258-£26520 pa. Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2022.

Havering Public Health team are offering an exciting internship role for a recent/forthcoming graduate with a higher degree (either completed or due to be completed by September 2021) or relevant equivalent experience. You will join a team who has been highly influential in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of Havering. We pride ourselves in taking an evidence-based approach to tackling the wider determinants of health and addressing inequality. Through partnership working and taking a Health in All Policies approach to the delivery of all Council services, the public health team work to enhance health and wellbeing across the key public health domains – health protection, health improvement and healthcare public health. Whilst the recent Covid-19 pandemic has featured heavily in the team’s work, the successful applicant will gain experience across a wide range of public health programmes and projects.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to gain valuable experience across all aspects of public health, setting you on your pathway to a future career in public health and improving your employability. Supported by public health professionals, you will start working towards building the skills and competencies defined in the UKPHR code of practice.

The key objectives will be to:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of evidence based policies and strategies
  • Support the implementation of national policies and strategies at a local level
  • Engage and work collaboratively with a range of people and agencies,
  • developing public health capacity and capability
  • Collate and interpret quantitative and qualitative information on the  health and wellbeing needs of local populations
  • Present, communicate and disseminate key messages to improve population health
  • Empower residents in the community to assess their health and wellbeing needs, identify approaches to address these needs, increase healthy behaviours, and reduce inequalities
  • Communicate risks to population health, wellbeing and safety, and provide information and advice on prevention

Applicants should be able to demonstrate, through their university studies or prior work experience, their ability to:

  • Interpret health needs assessments, strategies and/ or policies
  • Review, critically appraise and collate evidence of best practice
  • Analyse qualitative and quantitative health data
  • Support development, implementation and evaluation of public health programmes or interventions.
  • Deliver verbal presentations and/or written reports to a variety of audiences
  • Manage projects
  • Manage competing priorities
  • Use office software programs e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Teams, Zoom etc.

To have an informal discussion about the internship role, please contact Dr. Louise Dibsdall on 01708 431811 or email louise.dibsdall@havering.gov.uk .

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 30th July 2021, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 17th/Wednesday 18th August via Teams/Zoom or suitable alternative method of communication where required.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770. The Council is also contactable via Text relay service on 18001 01708 434343.

Additional Information 

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

Please see Public Health Project Officer Internship Job Profile here

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 383
  • Published: Fri 16/07/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/08/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 25389
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering