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Senior Public Health Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Public Health
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months (contract until 31/03/2022)
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
2 Capital Quarter
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
07/03/2021 23:59
Interview date

Welcome to Public Health Wales the national public health agency in Wales. We exist to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales.

To find out more visit Public Health Wales and read about our Strategic Plan or follow us on twitter

Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference


Who are we

Public Heath Wales is the national public health agency in Wales and exists to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales. We are part of the NHS and report to the Cabinet Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Government.

The organisation employs the majority of the specialist public Health resources in Wales.

We provide advice, expertise and specialist services to Welsh Government (working across departments), the 7 health boards, 4 NHS Trusts, 22 local authorities, other agencies and to the population of Wales.

We provide the public health knowledge, scientific expertise and intelligence to lead transformational change and to drive a focus on ensuring that we deliver tangible improvement in health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce health inequalities in Wales.

The opportunity

An opportunity has arisen to join the Primary Care Division of Public Health Wales as a Senior Public Health Practitioner, for a fixed term until 31st March 2022. The post is full time but we would consider applications to work less than full time. We would also consider applications for secondments, however we will need confirmation from your current employer that they will support a secondment.

This is a strategic public health role focussing on prevention in primary and community care, and the work supports a key priority area of the Building a Healthier Wales strategy – to minimise the impact of clinical risk factors and the burden of disease. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this priority is even more pertinent as people with clinical risk factors have been at greater risk from COVID-19, and Covid-19 has amplified disparities in health and wellbeing across Wales. The ability to deliver evidence-based, preventative approaches to health and care has never been more important.

The work also closely aligns to the Primary & Community Care Annual Planning Framework 2021-22 and the national plan for the Strategic Programme for Primary Care.

The successful candidate will be expected to apply specialist public health skills and knowledge to the primary care setting. The post holder will contribute to the development of programmes to support clusters, local health boards, local public health teams and other partners embed preventative approaches. This will involve collaboration and partnership working with a range of stakeholders including local health boards, local public health teams and other partners.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews for this post will be held on 18 March 2021.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

David Titley
Job title
Business Manager
Email address
Telephone number
029 2010 4235
Additional information


Dr Amrita Jesurasa, Consultant in Public Health

Bronze CHS
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