Senior Public Health Intelligence Officer
Fixed Term/ Secondment Contract for 12 months (Maternity Cover) - Full Time
£44,400 - £46,347 per annum (PO5)
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
As part of significant change across the health landscape, responsibility for delivery of Public Health transferred to Local Authorities in April 2013. Hackney Council has welcomed a range of new responsibilities – including commissioning across sexual health, substance misuse, mental health, health checks and healthy weight, as well as ensuring delivery of a robust Public Health Intelligence function for the health economy of City and Hackney.
The Hackney and City of London Public Health Service delivers in line with the national Public Health Outcomes Framework, and works on reducing health inequalities in order to drive forward improvements in health outcomes for Hackney and the City residents.
As a Senior Public Health Intelligence Officer, you will work within the Public Health Intelligence Team, supporting colleagues through providing high quality and timely information, analysis and decision support for the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London’s public health function. You will manage projects, contribute to Council wide and directorate initiatives, as well as providing specialist public health data analysis utilising spreadsheets, maps and analytical tools across a wide range of data sets, alongside searching and critically appraising evidence for policy.
For this role, a detailed understanding and knowledge of the NHS, Local Authority, primary care and voluntary sector provisions relating to the commissioning and delivery of public health services is required. You will be a competent user of a variety of key IT, information and decision support tools, such as SPSS, Access, Excel, Visio, Mapinfo, and of searching and appraising evidence using bibliographic databases and guidelines. You will also need experience of managing project groups and experience of providing evidence to support a health commissioning process.
Experience and understanding of qualitative research methods, health economics and/or partnership working across agencies would be particularly welcomed
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now.
To apply for this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.
Please use the link below to apply. There will be a number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
You are not required to submit a supporting statement
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14 November 2018 (22:59 hrs)
Interview date: Friday 23 November 2018
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.