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Health Improvement Practitioner - Workplace

NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Closing date
18 Sep 2021

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In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. You are required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.

The role of the Public Health Department of NHS Ayrshire & Arran is to deliver on the public health functions associated with public health protection, health intelligence, health improvement and environmental health. This includes the provision of strategic leadership for the populations health and responding to health inequalities, the provision of expert advice and guidance to support the promotion of health improvement.

You will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of health improvement strategies and polices within the workplace setting to improve health and reduce health inequalities. You will also be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating evidence-based health improvement programmes to improve health in workplaces for the benefit of their employees, families and wider community across Ayrshire and Arran. You will do this by supporting and implementing the core functions of; training and the provision of health information; social marketing; campaign and resource development; strategy and policy development; developing partnerships for health; project management; and research and evaluation.

Working within our Healthy Working Lives Team, you will require to deliver to our workplace agenda by effectively engaging, influencing, capacity building and supporting workplaces across Ayrshire and Arran to improve and promote health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.

You will be educated to degree level in Health Improvement, Public Health or related subject such as education, social care, social policy or equivalent experiential learning. Additionally, you will require to provide evidence of a developed portfolio which demonstrates your practical experience of: developing health improvement interventions/programmes; implementing the principles, values and concepts in promoting health and wellbeing; obtaining, verifying, analysing and interpreting data/information; conducting literature reviews and constructing academic reports; working collaboratively with people from other teams and agencies; continually developing and improving own practice.

Full UK Driving Licence is essential.

Hours: 22.50 per week

This is a fixed term/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2022.

Informal enquires should be made to Fiona Smith, Senior Health Improvement Programme Officer

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.

EU Settlement Scheme - EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.
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