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Public Health Apprentice

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Westminster City Council

Public Health Apprentice

Reference:WCC616847

Salary range: £25,806 per annum
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36 
Contract type: Temporary up to 36 months from Sept 2024 
Closing date: 19 June 2024

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF GABRIEL’S INSIGHT

Public Health in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. Where ambitious individuals work together to solve the issues our young people face.

Gabriel’s can-do attitude got him to where he is now. It was his colleague, Kath, who encouraged him to apply for a data analyst secondment while working in our HR team, having started with the council in the Contact Centre. Gabriel was enrolled on a data apprenticeship that the council offered after finding that university wasn’t for him. Gabriel’s now part of the Public Health team spotting trends and patterns in young people’s eating habits and overall health in local schools. His work underpins the team’s core initiatives by identifying and enabling data-informed decisions across the borough. Gabriel’s insight allows services and support to be provided where it’s most needed. Gabriel and the team contribute wholeheartedly to the wellbeing of our residents. And he’s an integral part of our collective efforts to make sure children are given the best start in life.

The Role:

As a Public Health Apprentice, you will have a positive impact on the lives of our residents from day one. You will have real life experience as you support the Public Health team in their work to reduce health inequalities. nurturing local partnerships and key community relationships. 

This is a three-year integrated degree (BSc Public Health). Each week you’ll spend a day at the University of East London and have a day of study leave. The other three days of your working week will be spent supporting the Public Health team delivering public health programmes and creative projects. 

You will connect with local community groups, getting insight from your peers, and working with council frontline services, voluntary sector organisations and local NHS services. Additionally, you will engage with residents, offering Public Health support, and supporting specific public health projects in your first year. In your second year, you’ll begin offering evidence based public health support and guidance to residents, and use best practice to develop, implement, evaluate public health interventions within our communities.  By your third year, you’ll be capable of leading, coordinating, and supporting public health interventions into our communities and measuring success and outcomes.  

About You:

Bringing a passion and demonstratable interest in public health, you will  have experience of working or volunteering with communities or community organisations. You are enthusiastic, motivated and focussed  with  a desire to develop understanding across the three domains of public health - health services, health protection and health improvement. 

On a personal level, you are a natural communicator capable of building great working relationships with colleagues and peers. You might have experience or links with communities experiencing health inequalities across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) or Westminster, but this isn’t a necessity. You are organised, logical and research minded, with the ability to work independently and to deadlines. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team prioritising communities, and to kickstart your career in the process. 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. 

Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and the employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties

As a forward thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.
Interview date: 26 and 27 June 2024

Contact details for Informal discussion: Safia Khokhar, Head of Team Culture and Development, via email: SKHOKHAR@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

 

 

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