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Health Improvement Specialist

Hours of work: 37 per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 12 months 

Closing date: Sunday 02 October 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed

For an informal discussion, please contact David Bishop - Health Improvement Principal at public.health@eastsussex.gov.uk

We are looking for an experienced public health specialist practitioner to lead on an interesting and varied work programme within our Mental Health and Best Start Team.

The post holder will be based in East Sussex Public Health Team but work closely with a range of Council and external colleagues including children’s services, School Health, schools and early years settings.

The position arises from an internal secondment. The post holder will manage an established work programme but will have some freedom to innovate and develop the current offer.

Job Summary

East Sussex Public Health are a large friendly team based at County Hall, Lewes. By working for East Sussex, you will be supported to make a real difference to this beautiful and vibrant county.

The role will involve managing and developing core projects relating to children and families including,

  • HALO Programme - supporting the health and wellbeing of children, staff and families through early years settings
  • Accident prevention
  • Weight management
  • Healthy Schools Programme (incl PSHE Hubs)

Since March 2021, East Sussex County Council have been defining new ways of working by building on what we’ve learnt through the pandemic to maintain positive changes and addressing those that are not working. A hybrid working style has been assigned to this role, which allows work to be undertaken at home, as well as on site. The role will require some in-person meetings to deliver Public Health business needs. Part-time hours and job share will be considered


The post holder will be able to work independently, across a diverse network of professionals and organisations, establishing and maintaining relationships to aid the project work. They will be able to problem solve and identify opportunities for development.

You will be supported in your personal development but will also be expected to work closely with junior colleagues to help advance their skills and knowledge.

For an informal discussion and further information please contact David Bishop, Health Improvement Principal at public.health@eastsussex.gov.uk.  All vacancies will be considered on a job share basis. Please state on your application if you wish to job share.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/4976/26619

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £40,408 - £44,157 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 02/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Administration and Clerical