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Isle of Wight Council - Public Health Practitioner

Isle of Wight Council - Public Health Practitioner

  • Location

    Isle of Wight, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £475 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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LOCATION: This is a predominantly remote working role with occasional visits to the Island (travel expenses paid)

DURATION: This will be a 5 month long project offering 5 days a week (negotiable)

This role will involve working closely with Childrens Services to develop the nationally recognised 'Family Hub' model. The successful applicant will take hold of an important portfolio including;

* 0-19 public health nursing commissioning

* Children and families health improvement and prevention work

The project will focus on establishing a 'High Impact Areas Programme' (Healthy Weight and Emotional and Mental Health and Wellbeing) working with key local partners and integrating this with the new Child and Families plan of the Children's Trust.

The Senior Practitioner will also drive forward the action plans of the Public Health strategy related to the chapter entitled 'Best Start in life'. As part of the larger Hampshire and Isle of Wight Public Health Team we have the benefits of being a small, close knit unit that is currently growing, able to provide valuable peer support, teamed with the expertise and opportunities of a large, multi-disciplinary workforce.

The role will include playing an active role in commissioning services, supporting the Principal with:

* Contract review meetings and performance reporting to the Public Health Management team

* Service improvement and transformation work alongside with the provider Solent NHS trust

* Insights and engagement work

Applicants must be;

* Aware of the latest developments in the Public Health field and will help us to be innovative, ensuring local practice keeps up to date with best practice.

* Understand the breadth of public health and be able to work in a strategic way translating changes achieved by individuals and communities into health improvement at population level.

* Exceptional communicators and self-starters, able to project manage, good at team working, contributing ideas while consistently working to standard processes. Applicants will ideally have a master's in public health or equivalent.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.