This is a great opportunity to join a highly experienced Public Health team and to work closely with Education colleagues. The purpose of the role is to support the COVID-19 Control programme in a wide range of Education settings across the District, protecting the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.
The ideal candidate will have professional experience in one or more of the following subject areas: Education, Public Health, Environmental Health, Health and Safety.
The Education Team (including two Senior Subject Matter Experts) will supervise the day-to-day work of the post holder.
Key responsibilities of the role:
- To be a highly specialist Subject Matter Expert, responsible for advising and supporting all Educational settings in West Berkshire with their COVID-19 Outbreak Control and Outbreak Response.
- To ensure that Educational settings follow current national (Department for Education and UKHSA) policy and local (Director of Public Health, Consultants in Public Health and the Surveillance Cell) guidance on Outbreak Control and Response for the sector.
The successful candidate will be confident and experienced in:
- Communicating via video-conference, phone and email with senior members of staff e.g. Head Teachers and Heads of Service, constructively challenging decisions where appropriate.
- Analysing COVID-19 case, cluster and outbreak data in Education settings to identify trends and concerns.
- Acting as a Subject Matter Expert at internal and external meetings, advocating for Education settings and representing their operational needs, and actions to protect the health and wellbeing of staff and pupils.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
The Public Health Team at West Berkshire Council encourage continuous professioanal development, offering regular ‘Lunch & Learn’ sessions and opportunites to attend webinars organised by a range of local and national Public Health organisations.
We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.
Please contact Catherine A. Greaves (Project Officer – COVID-19 Outbreak Control) on 07384 242265 for an informal discussion about this role.
This is a fixed term role, until the 30th July 2022 (with the possibility of extension) – Time limited project.
Interviews are due to take place on the 27th and 28th January 2022.