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PROTECT HEALTH: Boosting the public health team in Liverpool

PROTECT HEALTH: Boosting the public health team in Liverpool

Liverpool Council is hiring for a number of jobs that would see you helping to protect the health of people across our city.

Public health teams across the country have seen their workload balloon over the course of the pandemic, taking the lead on many aspects of councils’ responses to Covid-19.

Now, the council is hiring for a number of roles to boost the public health team in Liverpool.

It is currently advertising for four roles at a range of experience levels and salaries.

The first pair of jobs would see you help implement the council’s Test and Trace program, with the council hiring two team leaders to help guide more junior staff.

These jobs, which pay between £24,491  and £28,672, would see you in charge of different shifts, with customer service experience highlighted as one of the key skills required.

An advert on the council’s jobs portal said: “Initially, post holders will be working from home and successful applicants will be required to have access to the internet, a PC or laptop (City Council are sourcing these) and a digital device to undertake this role. This role will be part of a 7-day service with hours between 9am and 5pm and rota’s will be provided.

“On top of working in an exciting and well supported new team, you will be rewarded with an attractive benefits package including offers across Liverpool, pension scheme and ample annual leave entitlement.”

Finally, two public health practicioners are also being hired, with each taking on a different area.

Based in business support, the first candidate will be responsible for ensuring the public health department meets the statutory obligations and requirements set out for it in law.

The second role, based in healthcare, would see the successful candidate helping to form public health strategy for the city, supporting a number of projects across Liverpool.

These roles requires a higher level of experience and this is reflected in a salary range of £43,857  and £48,797.

All the jobs here, as well as a number of others, can be viewed on the council’s jobs portal.


Words: Nick Tyrrell, Local Democracy Reporter

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