Public Health Practitioner (Adv)

Public Health Practitioner (Advanced)

Truro, United Kingdom

About the Role  

We are seeking an experienced practitioner in health improvement to join our Public Health team to provide expertise and leadership across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly councils, to our partners and the public in all health improvement areas but focusing specifically on Healthy weight, healthy aging (including falls prevention) and increasing physical activity levels across our population.

The Wellbeing and Public Health Service has a mandate to protect and improve the population's health across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We work in partnership with services across Cornwall Council, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Care System, the Office for Health Disparities, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Cornwall Foundation Partnership Trust, Kernow Health CIC and numerous other organisations.  

As an Advanced Public Health Practitioner you would be responsible for supporting the full range of health improvement aspects of our public health function. This will include developing strategies to improve the health of the public, influencing and commissioning and delivery of a range of services to support key health improvement programmes.

This position will be subject to a enhanced criminal record disclosure check.

About You

This is a great opportunity for any candidate who has substantial experience of health improvement work to now lead at a more strategic level.

The successful applicant will be resourceful and innovative in their approach to problem solving, competent in terms of knowledge of health improvement and confident to work with a vast range of partners. You will also be able to function as part of a team in a busy environment where priorities and demands can change from day to day.

Please read the role profile for the full details of this role attached below in this advert

What you’ll get in return:

Cornwall Council’s ambition is to be an employer of choice, a high performing Council and a learning organisation. We commit to providing a reward and benefits package to attract, motivate and reward our employees. We offer a range of flexible working options to our staff. This helps provide our employees with a greater work/life balance. Whilst still ensuring that service needs are met.

Our core employee rewards and benefits include:

Additional Information:

For more information or an informal chat about the role please contact Ruth Goldstein - 

Application Process

Please attach a supporting statement to your application, you can add your Education & Qualifications details manually using the application form timeline or you can upload your CV. Remember to demonstrate why you are suitable against each of the points marked as ‘Application’ on the Role Profile using examples from your experience or transferable skills. This might be through qualifications or descriptive examples from your work / personal experience, which clearly illustrates what you did and the effect it had. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process.

Within your supporting statement please answer and include the following;

1 - Your involvement in a health improvement program for example healthy weight, increasing physical activity or a healthy aging initiative.

2 - Your experience working with particular community groups to support a reduction in health inequalities.

3 - An example of when you have used published evidence of effectiveness to develop a particular health improvement program.

Please note that applications cannot be edited after they have been submitted, please contact if you have any queries or require assistance with your application.

About Us

Cornwall Council deliver services to more than half a million local people and over five million visitors a year. Find out more about working and volunteering for us.

We are happy to talk about flexible working options such as part-time or compressed hours. More examples of our flexible working opportunities can be found here - flexible working options.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g., race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

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