Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales
Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales
Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.
This post is available at 1.0 WTE until the end of March 2023 as a Secondment.
To complement our existing team, Public Health Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic Public Health Specialist to the post of Environmental Public Health Scientist within our Health Protection Division.
The Environmental Public Health Service is delivered jointly between Public Health Wales and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Radiation, Chemicals and the Environment (RCE) directorate office in Cardiff. It is a unique arrangement.
As a whole, the Service aims to protect and improve health in relation to environmental harms and benefits, as well as prevent harms from environmental hazards. It delivers reactive services in line with requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act, responding to a wide range of environmental events whilst working with multi-agency partners to protect the people of Wales. As part of the team, you will provide specialist advice and input on the management of environmental public health issues, leading on the response to incidents as required.
The Service also works proactively to address the environmental determinants of health, including air quality, sustainable transport, contaminated land and water. You will provide evidence based advice and guidance to support policy and practice decision making at national and local levels.
This new Environmental Public Health Specialist post will join the dynamic Environmental Public Health Team at Public Health Wales. This is a key role to assist delivery, and increase the impact, of environmental public health services in Wales. The Team comprises Consultants in Environmental Public Health, Principal Environmental Public Health Specialist, programme and administrative support.
The post-holder will have, and apply, specialist scientific technical knowledge and skills to:
The post holder must be able to think and act innovatively and be able to take the initiative where appropriate.
Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.
Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.
To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit https://phw.nhs.wales/working-for-us/applicant-information-and-guidance/
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac. You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac
Welsh language skills are desirable