Apprentice Public Health Practitioner

Type: Apprentice
Region: Eastern

There is an exciting opportunity to become an Apprentice Public Health Practitioner with our Public Health and Protection Services department. An opportunity to study for a degree whilst gaining valuable work experience in the field and supporting Chelmsford City Council’s public health agenda.

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to work with the Council’s Public Health Practitioner whilst undertaking an integrated degree apprenticeship programme with the University of East London (UEL). The contract of employment will cover the degree period (36 months) and assessment (which takes place within 6 months of completing the degree course). The postholder will gain a BSc Honours in Public Health and have the opportunity to be registered with UKPHR on completion of the end-point assessment which demonstrates competency against the standards of registration.

The postholder will benefit from the combination of classroom and practical learning through hands-on experience by working to support the City Council’s approach to public health and plans and programmes of the local health and wellbeing board, Livewell Chelmsford.

The postholder’s day to day work will involve supporting various programmes of work including the Council’s workforce health plan and delivering health and wellbeing projects for the benefit of Chelmsford residents. The post-holder will gain experience in developing local partnership working and develop the knowledge and skills in addressing the wider determinants of health.

About You

You will be interested in developing a career in public health, be passionate about health improvement and want to be part of a workforce that works to help people. You will have a desire to support communities to maximise their potential for a healthy and productive life and to live healthier for longer.

You will be ambitious, innovative, and present a strong level of interpersonal skills and share our organisational values. With public health being a very broad and diverse discipline, the postholder will have exciting opportunities to get involved in various pieces of work so you will need to be flexible and be able to adapt to any programme changes.

If this is you, we would like to hear from you.

The apprenticeship programme requires you to be committed to the full 3-year term of learning and showing commitment to developing your career in public health and professional development.

Candidates will need to meet the UEL entry requirements for the Public Health Degree:

Grade 4 / C or above in English and Maths GCSE (or other level 2 equivalent) and

Candidates will need to meet the UEL entry requirements for the Public Health Degree (see job pack for further details)

Please note that applications for this role may be shared with the apprenticeship provider to support the recruitment process.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council’s Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.

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