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Health & Safety Specialist

  • Job reference: JAMC694
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in East London is looking for Public Health Specialist/Health & Safety Consultant to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant degree level qualification, proof of CPD, extensive experience dealing with Public health and ideally a strong background in Local Authority projects.

The main purpose of the role is to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities in the client's area, especially in light of the current situation.

The main expectations associated with the role are as follows;

They will act in a supporting role for specified areas of public health to plan, deliver and evaluate public health initiatives.
They will be expected to be able to work across all domains of public health as and when required to do so and with additional training and support if necessary.
The post holder may be required to change topics or work across portfolio areas in line with the needs of the business whilst maintaining generic public health skills as necessary.
The postholder will have to adapt rapidly to shifting demands and priorities, and needs to be flexible and adaptable, with a high level of professional credibility.
The post holder will utilise a broad range of specialist skills, and draw upon a wide range of the Council's intelligence and knowledge to enhance delivery.
Their work may require designing and implementing systems and processes; diagnosing and providing solutions to performance problems; developing programmes related to improving key cross-cutting Public Health outcomes; supporting services to change the way they do things; managing the development of cross cutting strategies; and aligning services to make the best use of resources

The post holder will not have direct line management responsibilities but they may have project management and matrix management responsibilities. They will be expected to contribute to the learning and development of the wider team.

The client has stated they would look to bring on the successful candidate on a Part-Time basis for 3 days a week.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Educated to a degree level plus significant public health knowledge and skills
acquired through training, experience or qualifications
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
Knowledge of the causes of ill health and health inequalities in a population
At least 2 years' experience in a public health-related role, including experience of tackling health inequalities and delivering related outcomes within local authority and health settings, through direct delivery, commissioning practices, performance management and working in partnership.
Proven experience of building positive relationships with a range of both internal and external stakeholders, understands political drivers and the role of members.
Experience of creating a culture of learning, to maintain a capable and high performing workforce.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering £240 p/day Umbrella ltd (approx. £770 NET p/week after deductions) for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.