Public Health Practitioner

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£46,878 - £50,071
Job Type
Full Time

This permanent post is a perfect opportunity to someone who wants to make a difference to healthy lifestyles and health inequalities in West Northamptonshire.

We are looking for someone to join our team working with the Public Health Specialist and Principal in driving forward the health improvement and communities agenda across West Northamptonshire. This role is integral to the prevention of the ill health agenda and tackling health inequalities. 

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

What will you be doing?

You will be working with a dedicated, motivated and ambitious Public Health and wider council team, with a focus on the Health Improvements and Communities and the wider prevention agenda.

You will be responsible for and lead project development and management of key areas of work around healthy weight for adults, getting people more active, creating a smoke free environment and ensuring community awareness and access to all key healthy lifestyle services. You will embed this work in the wider inequalities strategy.

About you

We are looking for someone with experience of developing and implementing health improvement programmes for adults and communities regarding healthy lifestyle and inequalities issues.  Ideally you will have experience of working across the areas of healthy weight, physical activity, preventing smoking and of working across communities to engage people in the health agenda and raise awareness of key issues and services.  You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to work with a wider range of partners and communities. 

West Northamptonshire Council is creating an environment for all residents to ‘Live Your Best Life’ across key ambition areas through the provision of high quality services, projects and developing cross system partnerships and actions.  We offer an excellent working environment, valuing supervision, training and opportunities for professional development.

For further information please contact Deborah Mbofana (Public Health Principal) on 07824 866831 or email

About us

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by us to communicate our intentions - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.

If you need additional support or reasonable adjustments during the application process, including needing the job description in another format or language, please email for support.

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This role expires 02/06/2024.
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