Health Improvement Officer

Colindale, London (Greater)
£33,948 - £37,842 Per Annum
19 Jan 2021
05 Feb 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About Barnet Council

Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough, and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better.

As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values – We Care, We Can Be Trusted, We Work Together, We Value Diversity, We Embrace Change and Innovation – which drive everything we do.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Barnet’s Public Health Team to recruit a Health Improvement Officer- Children and Young People. Working alongside the rest of the team this role will support improvements in the health and well-being of children and young people in Barnet. 

About you

We are looking for someone who will provide public health expertise to the children and young people’s portfolio. The key areas of focus are the Healthy Child Programme, Resilient Schools Programme including Digital Resilience, Child Healthy Weight Pathway, Safeguarding, Health Protection, Sexual Health Promotion and the Council's COVID-19 response.

You will be responsible for working across the council and with a range of partners to improve the health and well-being of the children and young people in Barnet.  The role will work closely with colleagues in the CCG, Schools, Education and Skills, and Family Services to ensure that prevention and early identification is supported in all our programmes and strategic design.

The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude, be comfortable in working collaboratively; you will have a background in Public Health.

What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
  • Work-life balance options may include flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Employee well- being training programs

How to apply

Click on the apply button on our website where you will find the job listed. Please read through job description and person specification and complete the online application form. If you would like any further information about the role before applying please contact Sharon Smith Public Health Strategist

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.