Public Health Practitioner

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Public Health Practitioner
Contract / Temporary

Sunderland 2023 AGY 09

Posted: 2nd February 2023 15:32
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.31 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6-7 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Public Health Practitioner     

Reference no: Sunderland 2023 AGY 09   

Pay rate £19.31 per hour PAYE   

The worker will be responsible for the public mental health agenda across the life course. The worker will also provide additional capacity for the healthy weight agenda, working with other colleagues 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Work alongside the Public Health Specialist to deliver on National and Regional plans/ guidance and objectives within both the City Plan and the Sunderland Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy. 
  • Provide public health leadership for public mental health across the lifecourse. 
  • Lead on the implementation of the mental health concordat, providing both systems leadership and assurance. 
  • Provide systems leadership to the prevention of suicides. 
  • Support commissioners and partners across the Council and organisations represented on the Health and Wellbeing Board to improve mental health outcomes for the population of Sunderland. 
  • Provide public health leadership for healthy weight across the lifecourse. 
  • Work with the Public Health Lead to deliver service improvements to ensure the local authority achieves its key performance indicators. 
  • Provide advice and guidance to Council officers and other stakeholders in relation to the priority area and associated commissioned services. 
  • Ensure that evidence-based practice is promoted and that organisations are influenced to deliver and embed a range of public health programmes. 
  • Lead the production of relevant chapters of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and undertake or contribute to consultation, equity audit, equality impact assessment, service review and evaluation, as required 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • A relevant degree, supplemented by public health, health improvement or public health commissioning improvement knowledge, acquired through training, courses and or experience and continuing professional development 
  • Holding or willing to work towards registration as a Public Health Practitioner through the UK Public Health Register 
  • Knowledge and understanding of applying public health theory and practice and assessing and describing the needs of a defined population 
  • Knowledge of health inequalities and social determinants of health 
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, national strategies, policies and interventions in relation to Public Health 
  • Experience of commissioning services in a multi-agency environment 
  • Experience in directing and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary and multi-agency groups 
  • Have experience of planning, managing and monitoring budgets 
  • Effective communication skills to be able to engage with varied audiences using a range of methods in order to share and obtain often complex or sensitive information 
  • Able to organise workload, prioritise competing demands and work to deadlines 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: Sunderland 2023 AGY 09
Public Health Practitioner
Client Category: Local Authority

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Public Health Practitioner
Client Category: Local Authority

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