Public Health Senior Practitioner
Shape a better future with us
At a point of unprecedented growth and development in the Borough there has never been a more exciting or rewarding time to work in Barnsley. You will be at the heart major changes and improvement to services, designed to deliver brighter futures for all of our residents and make Barnsley an exciting and dynamic place for all of those who live, work, visit and invest here.
As well as having a vibrant town centre, the Borough is rich in culture and has extensive green belt bordering on the Peak District. The town is situated on a major M1 junction and is within easy travelling distance of the major centres of Sheffield and Leeds.
Working for us you will enjoy excellent conditions of employment with a fair employer, which promotes work life balance, flexible working and has a state of the art office environment. You will enjoy a defined benefit pension as a member of the South Yorkshire Pension Scheme.
Our progressive and award winning Council is thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. We are looking for the right people to join us in that journey.
Your role in our journey
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious, innovative, energetic, friendly and high achieving Public Health team. The team has developed strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, making our work more effective in meeting the needs of our population and tackling health inequalities.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Public Health Practitioner with passion for improving public health to support health protection and health care public health. This full-time post will provide specialist public health advice and support to the health protection and healthcare public health team. The post holder will provide strategic and operational leadership to key areas of work relating to Health Protection, such as infection prevention control, screening and immuinsation linking with local and regional partners. The successful candidate will support our healthcare public health programme in areas such as cancer early detection and prevention and cardiovascular disease to improve population health and inequalities through preventative interventions. Alongside this, the role will provide support to effective and evidence-based practice and decision making as part of our public health research and intelligence function to maximize our resources and the outcomes, we achieve with them.
What you’ll need
To join us, you will need a relevant degree and post graduate qualification and be able to evidence your commitment to continuous professional development. An experienced specialist in public health policy and methodologies, your track record will include involvement in the development of strategies and policies to change services and outcomes and use of evidence-based project, change and performance management techniques to drive successful change. With a flair for leadership, engagement and partnership working, it is your talent for communication that really sets you apart.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.