The Role: Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (6 months) Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week Health Protection Specialism As a Principal Public Health Specialist, you will work closely with the Consultants in Public Health and the Director of Public Health, to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities in the London Borough of Hackney and City of London. You will be responsible for leading key areas of work and named programmes, to plan, deliver and evaluate Public health initiatives. The role will be based within a central team, based in Hackney Council, but you will work with services and managers across all council directorates and (where relevant) across the City of London Corporation, embedding Public Health responsibilities into the framework of the two organisations, as well as supporting the integrated care system, by providing public health expertise to deliver improved population health outcomes. You will have the ability to work across all domains of public health. You will be educated to postgraduate level or equivalent in public health or a related subject area, or have equivalent experience within public health or a related field specific to the area of Health Protection. You will bring with you a knowledge of the causes of ill health and inequalities, combined with a knowledge of public health principles and methodologies. Due to the nature of the post, an Enhanced DBS is required. Hackney Public Health Service is a vibrant and dedicated team, serving the populations of both Hackney and the City of London and known for being innovative and passionate about improving the health of our local populations. Having recently been restructured, the team is on a journey to transform the authorities, to take a 'Health in All Policies' approach. The City Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile, dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK, aiming to contribute to a flourishing society, shape outstanding environments and support a thriving economy. If you would like to find out more information about Public Health in Hackney, please click on this link: Hackney is one of the UK's highest performing local authorities, serving one of London's best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud. If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs. When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. This application process replaces a supporting statement. Closing date for applications: 13 December 2020 Interviews: TBC We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive. Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce.