Public Health Officer (091512)

Grade: L
Vacancy Hours: 22.5 over 3 days
Contract Type: Established 
Weekend Working: No 
Interview Date: Week Commencing 20th November 2023
Venue for Interview: County Hall, Northallerton

This is an exciting opportunity to join North Yorkshire's friendly and dynamic public health team who have well-established relationships with other council departments, the local NHS and the voluntary section. The postholder will be involved in the creation of healthier places to improve the health and wellbeing in North Yorkshire and make healthy choices the easy choice. We are committed to learning across the health and care system and to our own staff development. The post holder is expected to facilitate effective linkages between the public health agenda and strategies related to the wider determinants of health e.g. healthy workplaces, housing, the environment, climate change, community safety and planning. Working for Public Health will give you an alternative perspective on town planning, housing, transport and environment, as well as useful career experience.


Our work is diverse, with a range of functions that include the promotion of healthy environments, commissioning of a range of services (e.g. sexual health and drug and alcohol), and partnership working to improve health outcomes within North Yorkshire. The post holder is expected to work autonomously on a number of strategically important programmes and will demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge across health improvement and prevention including operational commissioning, performance management, project management and the development of key public health programmes/service.


The role

North Yorkshire Council is a newly formed unitary authority serving a population of around 615,000 residents. This is an exciting post capitalising on opportunities that the Council’s new growth agenda presents for creating healthy places for our residents to live, work and socialise.  Under the guidance of the Public Health Strategic Lead for Healthy Place Shaping, you will support the delivery of a large and complex programme of work to promote health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities through addressing the wider determinants of health (namely the built and natural environment).   


Skills & Experience 

To be successful you will have:

  • A commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders and a passion for promoting good health and wellbeing.
  • An understanding of spatial planning and the wider environmental determinants and how they can promote health and reduce inequalities for our residents.
  • Experience of working with a Local Authority, Public Health or multi-agency partnership setting.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills used effectively and persuasively in support of organisational aims and objectives.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including establishing and maintaining good working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • The ability to present complex and sensitive information to both specialists and non-specialist audiences and individuals.


Experience of preparing and assessing Health Impact Assessments for planning applications or similar major developments to consider the impact of planning decision making and major regeneration schemes has on health and prepare responses to mitigate impacts where possible and seeking to achieve positive health outcomes.   We are seeking a public health professional who is passionate about building partnerships across and beyond the council to make North Yorkshire a healthy place and embed health at a strategic level as part of “upstream prevention”.


For informal enquiries please contact Michelle Saunders, Public Health Manager on 01609 533019 or email



Closing Date: Wednesday 15th November 2023


Shortlisting Date: Thursday 16th November 2023


Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 20th November 2023


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Total Rewards


NYC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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Public Health Officer (091512)
Location: County Hall Campus
Salary: £40,221 per annum pro rata - £44,428 per annum pro rata