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Health Improvement Practitioner Specialist

Band 6

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Public Health
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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County Hall, Morpeth
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
24/02/2019 23:59

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.



An exciting opportunity has arisen to embrace a fresh challenge as a Band 6 Health Improvement Practitioner Specialist within the Northumbria Integrated Wellbeing Service based at County Hall, Morpeth. The post holder will have knowledge of public health priorities relating to tackling childhood and adult obesity. They will contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of a specialist health improvement support programme offered to families following NCMP and also support the resilience and emotional wellbeing work being undertaken locally.  The post will have a county-wide remit with some emphasis on delivering training and education packages to both professionals and families.

The post holder will work autonomously within their health improvement spheres of specialism but will work alongside other key health improvement staff and wider partnerships to deliver the overall Integrated Wellbeing Service portfolio within the county.

The successful post holder will be required to have knowledge of the public health specialist field acquired through a relevant degree or equivalent experience supplemented by a specialist health improvement knowledge acquired through training to post graduate diploma level.

Previous applicants need not apply

Essential Criteria

- Knowledge of public health specialist field acquired through a relevant degree or equivalent experience supplemented by specialist health improvement knowledge acquired through training to post graduate diploma level 

- Experience of working in public health project delivery or related community health programme linked to specialist area

- Experience of involving local communities in identifying their own health needs

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Telfer, Health Improvement Advanced Specialist


Closing Date: 24th February 2019

If you have problems applying, contact

0191 203 1415 option 2