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Public Health Apprentice

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£20,311.20 p.a.
Closing date
28 Feb 2022

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Job Description

Salary range: £20,311.20 p.a. inc. (LLW). 
Contract: Fixed term (36 months)

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Start date: September 2022

Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time

Get ahead with a Public Health Practitioner degree at Brent Council

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

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The Post

In a borough with amongst the greatest public health challenges in the country, do you have what it takes to join as an apprentice working with local communities, the council and partners to improve health outcomes and address health inequalities in Brent? Are you passionate about health improvement at the population or community level, assessing and managing risk of disease and ill-health?

Not sure what Public Health is? Watch this video.  What is Public Health?

Start building your future with an apprenticeship; this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development from an award-winning Public Health team.

Our Apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and a nationally recognised qualification. You will be fully supported and mentored through your apprenticeship and be given protected time to attend training and complete your course work. The scheme is designed for people who are living and entitled to work in England and are not in full-time education.

The Person

As an apprentice, you will:

  • Join Public Health and work as part of a national workforce that strives to help people and communities to maximise their potential for a healthy, happy and productive life, to live healthier for longer.
  • Learn the skills identified in the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (2016) from experts in the field, both in theory and practice.
  • Combine traditional academic learning with work-based learning through employment in a public health role.
  • Be paid a LLW salary whilst you train and attend university.
  • Work proactively to make a positive contribution to the delivery of the service. This will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the Council.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with all colleagues to create and support effective and productive working relationships.
  • Work under the Council’s performance management scheme and will be expected to develop, in conjunction with their line manager, their key result areas, and personal development plan.
  • Be expected to work outside of normal working hours on occasions (08.00 to 18.00). This may include working at weekends.


  • You must be a resident in Brent
  • English and Maths GCSE L4 or grade C and above.
  • 2 A ‘levels as a minimum
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is desirable.

The Apprenticeship

Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.

Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 6 degree apprenticeship.  You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities. The training for this role will be in association with a University TBD.

Please note there is an end-point assessment at the end of this apprenticeship, which is carried out by an independent assessor and will include:  an exam, a log book and a panel interview.  

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will gain a BSc (Hons) degree as a Public Health Practitioner.

Successful completion will enable you to submit a Public Health Practitioner portfolio.

Closing date: 28 February 2022 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: March - April 2022

Supporting information - As part of your application, please include a paragraph on why you are interested in this role. 

Please note CVs are not required for this role and will not be reviewed as part of the application.

Additional Information 

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

Job Description


What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 8937 1234
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
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