Senior Public Health Specialist – Public Health

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £54,825 to £56,868 54825 - PO7
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
12 months
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Adults, Health & Integration
Public Health
Closing date

12 Month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good scools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

The City of London 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.

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. The team is on a journey to transform both authorities to take a ‘Health in All Policies’ approach.

If you would like to find out more information about public health in the City and Hackney, please visit the Hackney and City of London Health and Wellbeing Profiles website at and the services recruitment page at

As maternity cover for 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 act in a supporting role for specific areas of public health (including tobacco control and environmental sustainability) to plan, deliver and evaluate public health initiatives and commission public health services. 

You will be expected to be able to work across all domains of public health as and when required to do so and with additional training and support if necessary. The postholder will be required to work across portfolio areas in line with the needs of the business whilst maintaining generic public health skills as necessary.

The role will be based within a central team, but you will work with services and managers across all directorates within the City of London Corporation and Hackney Council, helping to embed public health responsibilities into the framework of the two organisations. There will also be opportunities to work with wider system partners within the City and Hackney health and care system.

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

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.

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.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

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.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 24 September 2023 22.59

Interview date: TBC

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 age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. 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: