Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £51,567 to £53,574 51567 - PO7
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
No
Department
Adults, Health & Integration
Service
Public Health
Closing date
24/10/2021

As a Senior Public Health Specialist, you will work within a team of Public Health staff, to support the Director of Public Health to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities in Hackney and the City of London. You will lead and support specific areas of public health to plan, deliver and evaluate public health initiatives. 

The role will be based within a central team, but you will work with services and managers across directorates within Hackney Council and the City of London Corporation, helping to embed public health responsibilities into the framework of the two organisations. You will have the ability to work across all domains of public health and there will be opportunities to work with wider system partners across Hackney and the City, including the voluntary sector and residents.

You will be educated to degree level and have significant public health knowledge and skills, acquired through training, experience or formal study. You will bring with you a knowledge of the causes of ill health and inequalities, combined with a knowledge of public health principles and methodologies.

City and Hackney Public Health Service is a vibrant and dedicated team, serving the populations of both Hackney and the City of London and known for being innovative and passionate about improving the health of our local populations. Having recently been restructured, the team is on a journey to transform the authorities, to take a ‘Health in All Policies’ approach.

If you would like to find out more information about Public Health in City and Hackney, please click on this link: https://recruitment.hackney.gov.uk/the-public-health-team/

The City Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile, dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK, aiming to contribute to a flourishing society, shape outstanding environments and support a thriving economy.

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

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

When applying, 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. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 24 October 21

Interviews: W/C 8 November 21

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.

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: hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk