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The role

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.

Southwark has a varied mix of cultural communities, where over 120 languages are spoken in Southwark. We have all the challenges you'd find in any inner city area.

Southwark Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Role:

Key areas of work:

  • Health in all policies approach to healthy places
  • Behavioural health (including tobacco control).

You will provide advice and support to the public health team and the Council. You will work closely with other council departments and partners.

You will be based within a multi-disciplinary enthusiastic and high functioning public health team with a strong culture of professional development.

The role involves strategic thinking skills and policy development. 

The Southwark Public Health Team are well regarded for our role in mentoring and supporting staff to advance their Public Health careers, such as towards Public Health Training Scheme or promotion within the sector.

The post holders will be accountable to one of the Public Health Head of Programmes.

These roles will involve working with other members of the Public Health Division, wider council and NHS, in the provision of health needs assessments, programme improvement, health protection support and guidance development.

About You:

You must have excellent communication, partnership, analytical and report writing skills.

You will be highly organised and be comfortable working within a reactive environment. Working in a fast paced complex political, outcomes oriented and frequently challenging environment, the focus is on the delivery and management of multiple programmes and projects to high expectations within tight timescales.

A strong commitment to addressing the wider determinants of health and to tackle health inequalities is expected. 

Additional Information:

- Qualifications - suitable postgraduate qualification in public health, health or equivalent.

- Full time, permanent.

- DBS required

Benefits and more information:

Recruitment timetable

Application Closing Date: 11:59 PM on 6 June 2022

Interview Dates: 13 and 14 June 2022

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.