Public Health Support Officer Apprentice

Ref: 26848

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: People Services

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Working Hours: 36

Closing Date: 26/07/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £24,015 - £25,947


Harrow Council is seeking to appoint a full time Public Health Support Officer Apprentice (20% of this being reserved off the job learning)  who will work as part of a multi disciplinary team providing the Public Health service for the residents of Harrow.

This is a fantastic Higher Apprenticeship (BSc Public Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship) enabling the post holder to gain valuable experience in Public Health, whilst studying over a 3 year period. The post holder will finish the programme with a BSc (Hons) in Public Health with zero debt, as we pay the tuition fees, and time out of the role is given to complete their studies.

The Public Health Apprentice (PHA) will work across the Department of Public Health at Harrow Council. The role is to help the Department improve and protect the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, communities and populations.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The post holder will join a small but highly specialised team. The role will experience the full range of Public Health duties by supporting the projects under the responsibility of the Public Health Strategists and Public Health Commissioners.

The successful applicant will:

  • Hold an NVQ3 or equivalent or has the equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Have local/borough knowledge of Harrow
  • Be experienced in using Microsoft word, excel, power point skills in a pressured environment, and able to learn SAP. Be able to create databases, create project reports and analyse & research data on internet
  • Be organised and have the ability to prioritise tasks according to needs , follow detailed instructions, with minimal supervision
  • Be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, internal and external partners and the public

Applications should be made by CV and covering letter to stating what you find appealing about this position and what aspects of public health are you most interested in.

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria.

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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