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Salary - Grade

GBP £29,544 to £30,618 29544 - Scale 6

Contract Type

Apprenticeship

Contract Length

36 months

Contracted Hours

Full Time - 36 hours per week

DBS Required

No

Department

Adults, Health & Integration

Service

Public Health

Closing date

25/07/2021

This is an exciting opportunity to become an apprentice in Public Health.

This is a three-year apprenticeship to support the post holder to develop as a public health practitioner, through a combination of academic study and work-based learning. You will earn while you learn and develop to the standard required for registration as a Public Health Practitioner with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR), primarily through placements with the Public Health Team. As well as working in the Public Health Team, you may undertake a variety of placements with other teams over the three years. Placements will typically last from 3-9 months and entail a significant level of responsibility or impact. Some placements may be compulsory and prioritised by senior management, others will be chosen in discussion between the individual and their supervisor.

Please be aware that this apprenticeship will be delivered in partnership with Coventry University and some occasional travel to Coventry may be required.

You will spend at least 20% of your employed time completing training & learning activities to complete the Public health (Integrated Degree) Level 6 Apprenticeship Standard

You will also have access to the apprenticeship development, networking & progression workshops that we run regularly.

For this position, you must already have both of the following:

-Already hold at least a Level 2 or GCSE A*-C / 4-9 in Maths and English

AND

– At least two A-levels or an equivalent qualification at level 3 in any subjects 

If you do not hold a Level 3 but you do have a minimum of 2 years of demonstrable equivalent experience working within a public health role then your application will still be considered.

You will not be eligible for the apprenticeship if you already hold a qualification in Public Health at Level 6 or higher.

We have additional set criteria for eligibility for our apprenticeship positions.

You must have at least one of the below links to the borough:

– You are a current resident of the London Borough of Hackney

– You are a current student at a Hackney education institution (school, college, university, PRU/alternative provision, Adult Learning provision)

– You are a former student at a Hackney secondary education institution and completed at least one GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification there

– You are a current or former recipient of Hackney leaving care services.

NB – we will ask for proof of your link to the borough 

(e.g. proof of address, school/college registration/certificates)

You must be able to evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria – please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria in the Job Description & Person Specification. 

You will not be eligible if you cannot provide this evidence.

Other relevant information: This is a fixed-term Apprenticeship, with 20% of employed hours allowed for training. 

If you have any questions about this role, please contact apprenticeships@hackney.gov.uk

About the Hackney Apprenticeship Programme:

Hackney Council’s Apprenticeship Programme is designed to create quality opportunities for Hackney residents and Hackney school leavers. All of our programmes combine work and study towards a mandatory recognised qualification. As an apprentice with us, you will receive a competitive salary, holiday entitlement and a package of support. 

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • – A commitment to undertake a qualification.
  • – Passion and enthusiasm.
  • – Reliability.
  • – Good organisational skills.
  • – A desire to deliver a high-quality service to Hackney residents.
  • – The ability to form good working relationships with others.

 

There are more than 100 apprentices at the Council. To find out more about what it is like to be an apprentice at Hackney Council – check out our Apprentice Blog

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 the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

Application Information:

There will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience and relate them to the job description. Please take your time and answer these questions as fully as you can. This may make the difference between getting an interview or not.

You do not need to upload a CV.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 25 July 2021 (22:59 hrs)

All eligible applicants will be invited to attend an assessment session where you will be asked to participate in group activities. This will allow the team to assess your suitability for the role and decide if you are shortlisted for the next stage.

You must be able to attend this session, to progress to the next stage. 

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: Hackneyworksinfo@hackney.gov.uk

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.

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.