Isle of Wight Council

Public Health

Job Packs

Click on the titles below to download further information regarding this vacancy:

Job Summary
Public Health Practitioner (Ref: 2023_631)

County Hall / Agile Working (meaning a mix of working from home, the office, and other relevant locations. Occasional travel to Winchester, Hampshire is expected as part of the Public Health Partnership with Hampshire County Council.)

Grade 10, £35,488 to £38,232 per annum

Contact: or to arrange a phone call.

Vacancy Reference: 2023_631

Closing Date: 11/12/2023

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31st March 2025

Hours: 37 per week


Can you bring your skills to our Public Health Team? Will you rise to the challenge and ensure health improvement and prevention is a key aspect of the new Family Hubs programme led by Children’s services and ensure connections are made with other public health portfolios including mental health, substance misuse, healthy lifestyles, and domestic abuse?


You will work as part of the Children, families and young people public health team working across Hampshire and Isle of Wight as well as the Isle of Wight Family Hubs team so you will have excellent partnership working and team working skills and experience. As part of the larger Hampshire and Isle of Wight Public Health Team, the Isle of Wight team has the benefits of being a small, close-knit unit, that is currently growing, able to provide valuable peer support, teamed with the expertise and opportunities of a large, multi-disciplinary workforce. The post is full time and fixed term until the end of March 2025.


You will support a senior registrar and/or public health consultant in delivering the agreed action plan for the government funded Family Hubs programme. You will use good communication skills to influence and deliver aspects of the Infant Feeding strand of the Family Hubs programme. 


You will use evidence to inform your practice and work collaboratively with service providers, voluntary sector, businesses, and commissioners responsible for children’s health and prevention services on the commissioned elements.


You will also input to the delivery of the other Family Hubs programme strands relevant to public health outcomes and address the unfunded, cross-cutting themes outlined in the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme guide which include support for SEND, mental health, substance misuse, smoking and domestic abuse.


You will be:

• driving forward the delivery plans with progress reported to the Early Help and Family Hubs board for onward reporting to the Department for Education

• working in partnership with all key partners in health, care and the voluntary sector involved in children’s health and wellbeing services

• supporting the commissioning of services relevant to the delivery plan

• working at pace to deliver outcomes on time

• working independently and confidently yet also as part of a team and following governance processes

• using project management tools

• providing assurance to the consultant and management team


As a dedicated professional, you’ll be aware of the latest developments in your field and you will help us to be innovative, ensuring local practice keeps up to date with best practice. To succeed you’ll also understand the breadth of public policy and be able to work at a population level, translating changes achieved by individuals and communities into health improvement across the community.


You will be a good communicator and self-starter, able to be organised, good at team working, reporting progress and effective at seeking agreement for decisions. You will become confident at contributing your ideas while consistently working to standard processes and working within your level of experience and expertise.


Public Health is committed to workforce development and training and if you display the potential to develop a career in public health there will be further training and learning opportunities open to you.


Benefits include:

• Annual leave of 32 days per annum, plus public holidays

• Local government pension scheme

• Local and national staff discounts and benefits, including Solent travel discounts

• Staff parking permit scheme


We support agile and hybrid working. There will be a need to work on the Island to build relationships with partners and to occasionally attend face to face meetings, and also to attend meetings in Winchester. However, the majority of the time the team works from home. We also support flexible working where possible.


We are a very supportive and friendly team, delivering across the public health agenda.  We offer fantastic development and training opportunities alongside generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, and a local government pension scheme.  If this sparks your interest, and you think you might be the person we are looking for, we would be delighted to hear from you.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact or to arrange a phone call.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available to new employees specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a role with us. If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible get your travel costs reimbursed. Further details are available upon request.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.


The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 11 December 2023