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Senior Public Health Practitioner Ref:50046979

County Hall & Agile Working

Grade 12, £39,810.00 to £42,089.00

Vacancy Reference: 50046979

Closing Date: 30/04/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent 


The Public Health Team is seeking to appoint a Senior Public Health Practitioner to work within a small, busy team to commission services and implement aspects of the Public Health Strategy. You will be working on 2-3 strategic topic areas and have the skill and experience to take on different portfolios, as required.

Day to day tasks include supporting:

  • Commissioning services; supporting Principals in preparing needs assessments, specifications and working with procurement on tenders

  • Strategy delivery; driving forward progress against the action plan

  • Partnership working; work with a range of partner organisations in the NHS, across the council, and in voluntary and community organisations

The post involves the daily use of a range of IT packages including Microsoft teams, enabling home working.  After Covid restrictions are lifted, there will be office based work and occasional working on the mainland in Southampton, Winchester and occasionally further away, such as a day-long networking meeting in London.

Applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to prioritise a demanding and varied workload. You will need to be self-motivated with good project management skills; a team player who displays commitment, flexibility, and reliability.

You will have a Masters in Public Health or similar. You will be or have the desire to work towards becoming a registered public health practitioner.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Sharon Kingsman at  to book a phone call.

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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.       

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.    

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.        

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.    

Please view information pack and complete your job application, telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.           

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.