We’re hiring – come and join our team

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion (0.50 full-time equivalent)

School of Health Sciences

Location:  Brighton – Falmer
Salary:  £35,845 to £51,034 pro rata
Closing Date:  Tuesday 08 December 2020
Interview Date:  Thursday 17 December 2020
Reference:  HC3234-20-301

This is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant team of academics who are dedicated to the learning and teaching of Health Promotion students. 

The role will include undertaking the teaching and learning activity relating to the MSc Health Promotion programme as well as teaching and learning sessions relating to health promotion on our undergraduate programmes. There will also be engagement of learning and teaching across wider programmes in the School of Health Sciences depending on the experience of the post holder (e.g. BSc. Nutrition, Bsc. Public Health).

https://jobs.brighton.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=HC3234-20-301

Job opportunity with Terrence Higgins Trust

TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST  JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title : User Involvement Coordinator
This role will engage a diverse range of service users across the UK, to listen to their views on how Terrence Higgins Trust services should develop, pilot projects to test this and to facilitate how they can actively participate in these future developments. You will: • Test innovative approaches with users to keep our work fresh and relevant, shaping how we work and what we do. • Develop and implement digital activity to support the programme • Actively work with users and colleagues to promote meaningful engagement with the programme The nature of this programme is exploratory and so you will be comfortable with working in a fluid environment. This role will cover the South & Home Counties region with a focus on our Brighton, Hove and West Sussex services. The base of the role can be discussed in more detail at interview. This is a full time post, however flexible options can be considered. Please indicate preference in the body of your application.

Please Google Search for the full information or email Carol

New Academic Year – new blog activity

Hello

This blog has been a bit sleepy for a while, but with the new academic year starting and everything being delivered online in Semester ONe, it seems a good time to reactivate this blog.

Looking forward to starting with the Principles of Health Promotion and Behaviour Change module tomorrow. We have two new guest speakers; Professor Suzanne Jackson from University of Toronoto  and Jeff French from Strategic Social Marketing looking at some COVID related issues.

On 1st October we are joining the Behaviour Change by Design annual lecture – it is a free online event – maybe see you there?: https://www.behaviourchangebydesign.iph.cam.ac.uk/bcbd-annual-lecture-2020/

Job Opportunity – London

The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) is delighted to be advertising this new year three year full time post funded by the Heath Foundation (HF) to focus on the health inequalities affecting young people.  
 
The job offers a unique opportunity to bring together research, policy and practice in order to advocate for more attention to disparities in young people’s health outcomes.  The post holder will be responsible for an exciting programme of activities, spearheading a new movement to get the issue on policy agendas and to the attention of front line practitioners.   The Fellow will be based at AYPH in Borough, and will work alongside four other similar policy fellows (in other organisations), the Health Foundation, and senior AYPH staff, in order to improve outcomes for young people.  
 
I’d be hugely grateful if you could circulate this to your networks.  Applicants should download the job pack from http://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/inequalities-policy-fellow.  The closing date is 9 April 2020. 
 

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Job opportuntity: Healthy Workplace Support Officer

Are you looking for a new challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a health improvement /wellbeing worker to gain experience working in Public Health, in a brand new Healthy Workplace Support Officer role, to support the roll out of a new Healthy Workplace Programme.

East Sussex County Council Public Health department are developing a Healthy Workplace programme, that will engage and support businesses across East Sussex to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.  With nearly 23, 000 business across East Sussex, employing around 190, 000 people, the workplace is an ideal setting to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.

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JOB : East Sussex Sexual Health service Outreach & Screening Support Worker part time

Are you looking for a new challenge?

The East Sussex Sexual Health service are seeking a part time 18.75 hours per week Outreach & Screening Support Worker. You will need to be a well-motivated and enthusiastic person with excellent team working and communication skills and will be part of our forwards thinking Sexual Health Improvement Service. You will be based in Eastbourne and work in a variety of community settings across the county of East Sussex. Working alongside other members of the sexual health improvement team, you will contribute to the delivery of key programmes including social media messages, marketing techniques, the C-card scheme and Chlamydia screening programme.

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Want to know more about our Phds?

Doctoral College Post Graduate Research Festival 1st April 2020

Our fourth Festival of Postgraduate Research will be held on Wednesday 1st April at Moulsecoomb, Huxley. Expect to see some new activities on the programme along with the return of firm favourites such as the Three Minute Thesis (3MT), research poster and photo competitions, and Bake your Thesis. We’ll be bringing you further details early in the New Year. In the meantime, please hold the date in your diaryFor a taste of our previous festivals, check out the festival tabs on the Doctoral College blog.

All welcome.

Theatre for wellbeing and resilience in young people

Topic  How can Applied Theatre projects support the wellbeing and resilience of young people within secondary schools? – Helen Nelder, Applied Theatre practitioner and drama teacher

Date  Monday 17 February 2020

Time  1:15pm arrival for 1:30 – 3:15pm (with informal networking afterwards)

Location  TBC

Booking  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-can-applied-theatre-projects-support-the-wellbeing-and-resilience-

of-young-people-within-tickets-90182687847

Session Summary  Helen

Nelder’s MA research into Applied Theatre projects, the Academic Resilience Approach (ARA) (Hart and Williams, 2014) and mental health care provision for children and young people in schools, led her to examine the potential of Applied Theatre practices to create opportunities for relational resilience and to support young people to understand and address their own issues and concerns in secondary schools. In doing so, she hopes that such projects will be part of long-term social investment in schools, teachers and c

hildren.

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Invitation: NAM87 Strategy and Project Planning – Student Assessed Presentations

Invitation: NAM87 Strategy and Project Planning – Student Assessed Presentations

Wednesday 27th March   Checkland Building B407

9.30 -11.45 Substance misuse (opioids) in West Virginia, USA

12.00 – 14.00 Infectious diseases:  Tuberculosis-free South Africa

Thursday 28th March Checkland Building B502

9.30 – 11.45 Mental health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in Australia

12.00 – 14.00 Healthy Life Expectancy in people >65 years in Brighton and Hove.

 What does the event entail?

Students have spent the past two months working on developing a Strategy and series of Project Proposals in response to a Trigger public health problem given to them at the start of the module. Students choose the geographical area to work on and present their proposals as if pitching to a city/regional/national strategic group of local politicians, health leaders, public health and representatives from other disciplines. The aim is to mimic a tendering or ‘bid application’ process. There will be presentations followed by open Q&A.

Do come along and join us and be part of the audience and scrutineers.

 

Art of good health

Brighton and Hove annual public health report released today. See below from Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health.

This is music to our ears – here in our Public Health Research Group we have been invovled in work with the Food Research Council on using arts around food advocacy and research : http://foodresearch.org.uk/roundtables/workshop-on-using-the-arts-to-improve-research/ And we are working with Sally Sutherland a Phd Student exploring aspects of design and breastfeeding. Developing arts and health is a wonderful area to be involved in.

FROM ALISTAIR HILL

The Art of Good Health: Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2018I’m delighted to present  my first public health report, which highlights the positive impact that being involved in the arts can have on health and wellbeing at all stages of life. This can be found online here: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/health/public-health-brighton-hove

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