Positive Employment is currently recruiting for Knowledge and Information Officer – Public Health for our client based in Islington.
The successful applicant will collate, analyse, interpret and present qualitative health information from national, regional and local sources, specifically to inform decision making and strategy development with a focus on wider determinants of health.
The post holder will also need to undertake qualitative studies to establish local views on health and wellbeing issues, particular around the wider determinants of health. They will need to present findings as written reports and verbally at meetings.
Main Responsibilities but not limited to:
- Collate and compile existing qualitative data from routine and ad-hoc sources, from national, regional and local levels, which describe the health and wellbeing needs of Islington’s population, including the wider determinants of health.Identify gaps in the evidence base of qualitative information on health and wellbeing in Camden and Islington.
- Where gaps have been identified, to undertake small, rapid, qualitative studies to obtain resident, patients’, and organisational (e.g. voluntary sector) views to inform evidence-based decision-making.
- Assist in the general upkeep and development of information systems and explore new sources of information through working with partner organisations, especially the Local Authorities.
- Routinely monitor and describe the health status of the local population using a variety of different information sources and analytical methods to support needs assessment, health equity audit and health impact assessment, service evaluation, performance reporting, commissioning and clinical governance.
- Produce presentational material for routine and ad-hoc reports, collate and present qualitative findings to contribute to the “Voice” section of Islington’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, develop case studies for the Annual Public Health Report.
- Provide a pro-active and responsive information service that includes responding to ad-hoc requests for public health information as well as Public Health Knowledge input to longer-term projects and service development.
- Provide advice and support to those who are thinking about undertaking qualitative research locally, including those who are looking to commission social marketing projects etc. via external companies.
- Degree in public health, statistics, science or health-related field (including e.g. geography)
- Postgraduate degree or equivalent in qualitative research or public health
- Proven experience of conducting evaluations including undertaking audits/surveys, literature reviews, critical appraisal of research and evaluation of evidence, from a range of sources to inform and develop public health programmes.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a range of partners, to support the development of locally appropriate and innovative public health programmes.
- Sound computing skills including word-processing, spread sheets, database, standard statistical and presentational packages
- Ability to write and contribute to reports, develop health promotion and educational resources and tools (e.g. newsletter inserts, training resources etc.), for a variety of audiences
- Enhanced DBS Check
Working hours: 09.00 -17.00 pm
This is a Temporary role but could possibly become permanent
Please note only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered