Health Protection Officer

  • Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • June 21, 2021
  • £34,728 - £38,890

Health Protection Officer

The Council is seeking to appoint two highly organised individuals on a fixed term basis until September 2022 and March 2023. You will play a crucial role in combatting the COVID-19 Pandemic to protect the health of the residents of Somerset.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to play a part in the global pandemic response and be responsible for the day to day management of Somerset’s public health incident response.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

You will work as part of a highly regarded public health team and will need to be able to work in partnership with Public Health England, NHS system partners and District Council colleagues, as well as businesses and schools. On a day to day basis you will be the first port of call for partners to notify of new situations and work as part of a team to ensure an organised and effective response to each situation, ensuring accurate notes are taken, decisions and risks documented.

As part of this post, you may be required to work weekends as part of your working pattern.

A few things about you

You will need to be adaptable and confident to ‘jump right into’ a fast paced, high profile and dynamic situation. You will also require the skills to identify opportunities that will benefit the population of Somerset and reduce local health inequalities.

Additional information

The salary for this role is £34,728 – £38,890 per annum.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jacqueline Burns on 01823 359249 or JBurns@somerset.gov.uk to make an appointment to speak to Cheryl Vidall or Jessica Bishop.

Due to COVID-19 all interviews will be taking place virtually, for example over MS Teams.

Interview Date: 30th June 2021

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.

• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.

• Staff discounts in gyms.

• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.

• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.

• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

DBS information

This job requires a basic criminal background check.

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Job Overview
  • Salary
    £34,728 - £38,890
  • Job Category
    Public Sector
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location