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Knowledge and Information Officer

PO1-3, £34,299 - £40,653 p.a

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Public Health
PO1-3, £34,299 - £40,653 p.a
Fixed term: 1 x (2 years) 1 x (Maternity Cover - 12 months)
Full time 35 hours per week
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222 Upper Street, N1 1XR and
PO1-3, £34,299 - £40,653 p.a
28/02/2019 23:59

Public Health in Camden and Islington leads the way in improving the health and wellbeing of both boroughs’ populations and reducing health inequalities.

We are seeking to appoint a Knowledge and Information Officer (PO1 – PO3)

The public health challenges of working to address the diverse needs of the populations across both boroughs are significant. Within this role you will work with a range of partner organisations, communities and residents to develop the evidence base of qualitative information on health and wellbeing in Camden and Islington. The role will have a specific focus on gathering, analysing, interpreting and presenting qualitative health information, contributing to a wide spectrum of public health needs assessments and strategies. You will have major input into the development of public health policies, projects and programmes.

You will bring a range of public health competencies to the department. You should be able to demonstrate: a postgraduate degree or equivalent in qualitative research or public health; strong track record in developing, delivering and evaluating robust qualitative research; also have basic knowledge of quantitative research methods; have a good insight into engaging marginalised and socially excluded groups; strong communication, negotiating and project management skills; and good understanding of the public health statutory responsibilities of the local authority in relation to health improvement and reducing health inequalities. 

* Please note: the post holder will be employed by London Borough of Islington. However, he/she will be expected to work across both Camden (nearest station Kings Cross/St Pancras) and Islington (nearest station Highbury & Islington).

Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019 at 23:59

Interview date: week commencing 11th March 2019

Please see the attached person specification for detailed information about the role. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Dr Mubasshir Ajaz
Programme Manager, Public Health
T: 0207 527 1261



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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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