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Salary range: £37,261 - £40,478 per annum (Grade 11) with progression to £41,496 - £44,539 per annum (Grade 12)

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: Role 1: 37 hours - Health Improvement Practitioner – Partnerships and inequalities

Role 2: 37 hours - Health Improvement Practitioner – Start Well

Contract type: Temporary for 12 months

Closing date: Sunday 16th April 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th April 2023


Are you passionate about improving the health outcomes for the people of Oxfordshire?

We have two opportunities for enthusiastic and committed individuals to take up an exciting role to cover maternity leave in our innovative public health team. As a public health professional you will be expected to deliver within a defined portfolio of work ensuring delivery of improved health outcomes for local residents.

About us

This role sits within a dynamic Public Health team, committed to improving health outcomes for Oxfordshire. The council has strategic priorities of tackling inequalities, prioritising health and well-being, climate change and access to nature and green spaces which all align closely with the public health agenda.

It's an exciting time to join this team. You'll enjoy building positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues and key stakeholders.

About the roles

You will work strategically with Service Providers and system partners to ensure the populations needs are met. Applicants should have experience of commissioning or delivering health improvement initiatives and be able to demonstrate the ability to work with professionals from a variety of directorates and organisations. Applicants will have excellent organisational and communication skills, project management experience plus an ability to work under pressure. Experience of working with NHS commissioners, Local Authorities and the voluntary sector would be an advantage.

Partnerships and Inequalities – This post will work on a range of projects and programmes that aim to reduce health inequalities experienced by Oxfordshire residents. The post holder will work closely with internal Council colleagues and external stakeholders to influence positive change and build strong partnerships.

Start Well - The post will cover the Start Well work portfolio, including health visiting and school health nursing and will play a pivotal role in the commissioning process for 0-19 Public Health services for children and families in Oxfordshire from April 2024. The post will also support the public mental health partnerships and initiatives.

About you

The successful candidate will have:
a clear grounding in public health principles
a sound understanding of Local Government and partnership working
the ability to interpret data and present information
the ability to deliver to targets and deadlines

This is a dual graded role with candidates having a clear progression route to the more senior grade. Exceptional candidates who can demonstrate they already meet the grade escalation criteria may be appointed at the higher grade.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the Start Well post, please contact Jannette Smith, Public Health Principal

For an informal discussion about the Partnerships and Inequalities post, please contact Kate Austin, Public Health Principal

Rewards and benefits

Culture of flexible working
Technology to support agile working where role permits
29 day’s holiday per annum plus bank holidays
Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
Enhanced family friendly policies
Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

Our Values

Our organisational values underpin everything we do and say and are supported by policies, processes and guidance. In short, our values describe ‘the way we do things here’ so that we deliver great services for our residents. Our values are:

Always learning
Be kind and care
Equality and integrity in all we do
Taking responsibility
Daring to do it differently

Everyone that works for us demonstrates their commitment to these values. We will ask you to demonstrate your commitment to these values, and their associated behaviours, throughout the application process.

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking either of the Apply Now buttons at the top and bottom of this advert. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Guaranteed interviews

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

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Job Location : Oxford
Company : Oxfordshire County Council
Position : Health Improvement Practitioner
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