Job – Public health principal – Brighton & Hove City Council

Closing date 7th November
Interviews date planned 17th November.

1 Fixed Term, part time 30 hours per week.
£ 46,091 – £ 50,537 pro rata.

The Public Health Principal provides specialist public health expertise to Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and supports the wider public health agenda to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities. The post holder works with the CCG to shape strategic thinking so as to ensure the inclusion of a public health perspective in plans and strategies for NHS commissioned services; and leads on specific work areas relating to protecting or improving health, including quality issues in primary care, cancer and children’s health and wellbeing.

JOB- Health Catering Project Officer, Brighton & Hove city council

B&H council advert
“We are looking for a suitable person to take forward our healthy catering initatives. If you are a well motivated individual who would like to work with the catering businesses of the city to offer healthy food options, this could be for you.

ou should be self motivated and able to further develop initiatives such as Sugar Smart and Healthy Choice Award. You would be required to co-ordinate relevant projects and work with partners to deliver on key programmes.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in the catering industry and holds a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or other similar qualification. You should have a strong knowledge of healthy eating and nutrition and current government policy and targets on obesity.

The position is currently offered for a fixed term to end September 2018 on Full-time – 37 hours per week In addition to working in a vibrant city by the sea benefits include, flexible working with the opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight, training & development opportunities.

closing date Nov 7th


Building Resilience in Young People – Seminar Nov 3rd Falmer

Resilience Forum – Public health approach to resilience in young people – 3 Nov, Falmer

Public health approach – Thursday 3 November 2016

Public health approach to resilience in young people

Resilience Forum for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research

Date:  Thursday 3 November 2016

Time:  1.00pm for 1.15pm – 3.00 pm. FREE

Venue:  101 Mayfield House, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Topic:  Taking a public health approach to resilience in young people – Ann Hagell & John Coleman, Association for Young People’s Health

click the link to eventbrite below

Summary:  Ann Hagell and John Coleman have been working with Public Health England and other partners to develop resources to help people working in front line public health to promote young people’s resilience. This means working in the school and community settings. This presentation will be in two parts.

In the first part, Ann will introduce the constructs and share a new on-line resource from PHE to promote resilience.  It highlights the ways that services have successfully worked together, provides links to useful interventions and other resources, and draws on the perspectives of young people about what works well for them. We will look at the pressures young people face, the key elements and settings for promoting resilience, and how we make it happen in practice.

In the second part John will explore two examples of resilience promotion in more detail, drawing on a school-based interventions called FRIENDS FOR LIFE, and a programme called Healthy Minds. He will discuss the importance of developing relationship skills, becoming media literate and understanding mental health in building resilience in this age group.

workplace health promotion – presentation from Sweden Nov 6th

Dr Robert Larsson is visiting the School of Health Sciences as part of our Erasmus + relationship with the Mälardalen University in Sweden.  He is a lecturer in Public Health Sciences and is presenting his doctoral thesis Managing workplace health promotion in municipal organisations on Wednesday 9th November 2pm – 4pm  Falmer Campus ,  Room 361 (top floor Westlain house).  See below for a brief bio and overview of his presentation.

Please email Nita Muir, Principal Lecturer if you plan to attend as the room space is limited –

From Dr Robert Larsson:

Managing workplace health promotion in municipal organisations

The workplace is a suitable setting for health promotion, not least due to the amount of time employees spend at work. Drawing on the concept of workplace health promotion (WHP), the aim of this presentation is to describe how WHP is managed and implemented in Swedish municipal organisations. The presentation is based on my doctoral thesis which builds on three empirical studies. Both quantitative (questionnaires) and qualitative (interviews & documents) data collection methods were used. From the thesis, it can be concluded that WHP management is dominated by measures directed towards the individual employee and needs to include more of psychosocial and organisational measures. Furthermore, the varied organisational conditions for municipal managers as well as the support from senior management and human resources staff needs to be considered and ensured as part of an active and continuous WHP practice

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