Public Health Officer
Public Health Office: Adults and Healthcare, Public Health/Public Health Commissioning
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 Public Health
Barnet Public Health is an innovative, dynamic and friendly team. The Team have a mix of backgrounds and a breadth and depth of skills and experience. We have a strategic and operational approach, working with many teams across the Council, including transport, housing, sports and leisure, as well as with other system partners such as the NHS and a variety of community organisations. We directly commission services such as sexual health and smoking cessation services and lead the response to COVID-19 in Barnet this past year. We are now focusing on the recovery process.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Barnet’s Public Health Team to recruit a Public Health Officer.
Barnet has received grant funding for a new program for people affected by rough sleeping with substance misuse issues. The program will facilitate improved pathways between homelessness and substance misuse services with the aim to improve the lives of our homeless residents.
The purpose of the role is to manage the development and implementation of the new substance misuse rough sleeping homeless program. The Public Health Officer will work with a range of partners to complete the design and launch of the program.
The post holder will be part of the Adults and Healthcare Public Health team and the Public Health Commissioning Team. The key area of focus for the postholder will be the successful delivery of the Rough Sleeping and Substance Misuse program. The post holder will also have a particular focus on issues affecting people with multiple disadvantage and priority areas include substance misuse, homelessness, criminal justice and mental health.
The post holder will require excellent partnership and communication skills to work effectively with key partners internally within the council, and externally including local VCS organisations, health and social care organisations and other partners.
The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude, be comfortable in working collaboratively; a background in Public Health is desirable but not essential. Project management experience is essential.
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
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 Louisa Songer, Public Health Strategist Louisa.Songer@Barnet.gov.uk
If shortlisted, you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity
Closing date for applications: Monday, 31st May 2021
Provisional interview dates: will be held as from week commenting 14 June 2021. Interviews will be virtual and held via MS Teams
Barnet Council 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.
To deliver Barnet Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Council delivers. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Click here to read our equality statement.
Barnet Council embraces all forms of flexible working (including part-time, compressed hours, and remote working) and is committed to offering employees a healthy work-life balance. Candidates are encouraged to talk about relevant requirements and preferences at interview. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
All posts with the council are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the council satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.
Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.
Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically. Should you not hear from us within four working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.