In a borough with amongst the greatest public health challenges in the country, do you have what it takes to work with local communities, the council and partners to improve health outcomes and address health inequalities in Tower Hamlets?
We are looking for an experienced and competent person to join our unique team of Public Health Programme Officers working to enable communities to drive change at the local level and embed strategic insight across the Council, to influence positive health outcomes.
Your overarching goal will be to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Tower Hamlets and reduce health inequalities. You will deliver a programme of work targets at enabling the following aspirations:
Public Health Programme Officer – Environments:
- Physical spaces supporting social interaction, safe neighbourhoods and mental wellbeing
- A built environment supporting everyday physical activity and active travel
- Easy access to affordable healthy food
- An environment that is safe from hazards, sustainable and pollution free
- Housing that is health enhancing and free from health harms
- Equal opportunities for secure and decent employment
- Sufficient infrastructure to provide the level of health and care services needed by the population
You will work across the public health division, the council and wider partners, including the NHS, schools, housing associations and community and voluntary organisations.
- As an experienced public health professional, you will help drive the healthy environments programme by employing a diverse skill set that includes:
- Logic modelling around outcomes
- Insight and intelligence
- Strategy, and partnership, public, community engagement, planning and communications
- Commissioning and delivery
- Evaluation, innovation and research
- Developing public health skills and leadership
- Management of budgets and resources
You will report to the Healthy Environments Programme Manager and will support and lead the work plan to address the healthy environment’s aspirations (outlined in the JD). You may deputise for the Programme Manager where required.
You will need to hold a masters level qualification in Public Health or related subject or equivalent experience, have a strong commitment to public health principles and significant experience of public health practice.
You are likely to be requested to be available for occasional evening and weekend meetings, subject to the requirements of the work programme.
This post is open to the following types of applicants: Internal
If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees
All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.