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


Local Health Promotion vacancy

YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP  has emailed asking us to circulate the following job advert.

Right Here Health Promotion Campaigns Specialist, YMCA Right Here, Blatchington Rd, Hove.

30 hours per week – Fixed term for 1 year – £25,950 per annum (pro-rata)

Right Here, an award winning young people’s health and wellbeing project run by YMCA DownsLink Group is looking to recruit an experienced, creative and dynamic individual to lead on designing and producing health promotion campaigns, involving young people and working with partner agencies throughout the process.

This post is currently funded for 12 months.

Having read the Role Profile, if you have any questions please contact a Right Here Project Manager Cat Dyson on 07912479967.

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 5th July 2016 at 9am

Interviews date: To be confirmed

 Please download an application pack from YMCA DownsLink Group,, or email or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.

8 job vacancies for community link workers (£27 -29000)

With Thanks to Ross Bosely -current part time health promotion student, for altering us to the vacancies.

East Sussex County Council is recruiting a team of self-starters who can make a difference to how we work with local communities.  As a key member of an integrated health and social care team you’ll help to shape the way that health and social care teams support their clients to access community services and support, and help to shape the support that’s available in communities. You’ll work alongside local voluntary and community organisations as a key point of contact and provide support to make sure that the links between community organisations and locality teams work well. You’ll help to identify the assets in local communities  (buildings, people and key businesses) and make sure that locality staff are aware of these.

Details can be found on the East Sussex County Council website at:


Ross Boseley

Health Improvement Specialist (Sexual Health)

Job with Brighton and Hove food partnership

[Community Works] Food Partnership Recruitment Healthy Weight Referral Manager

We are recruiting for a Project Manager (Full Time) for the Healthy Weight Referral Service (HWRS) our one stop shop for accessing healthy weight programmes in the city. Full details

Please forward details to anyone you think would be interested
Vic Borrill, Director
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, 01273 431712


Brighton& Hove City Council public health department is embarking on a BIG SUGAR DEBATE in September/ October asking ‘should action be taken to promote sugar reduction?’…. for example by working with food outlets and retailers to promote healthier options.

I am collaborating with the coordinator, Harriet Knights on some joint projects and activities which link with the childhood obesity prevention projects our health promotion team is  already involved in.

Would you like to help out by doing a “photo transect” of sugar in your life? We are looking for 4 volunteers who live or work in Brighton & Hove, who will take photos of sugar/sugary foods and drinks for a 24 hour period – on Saturday September 19th. The photos will be uploaded and captioned  -and then used in social media etc for the ongoing Big Debate campaign.  This would be great preparation work for any student planning to do the Nutrition in Public Health module.  Below is an example from my first hour this morning – sugar pot on display beside my kettle, sugary drink on roadside advert on my way to University… If you are interested, please email me. There is a £10.00 thank you voucher from the council -or a free cinema ticket to That Sugar Film -see below.


There will be on forthcoming online consultation to fill in – which I will post here.

Meanwhile – we are trying to get enough people interested for a screening of That Sugar Film  – at Komedia Duke of Yorks Monday 26th Ocbober 9pm – (tickets £10.00)  and we need people to sign up and register in order for the screening to happen – please click on the link and spread the word.

This might be a nice social gathering to meet up before the screening.

Local health promotion job

Exciting opportunity to join Pavilions Health Promotion & Training Team

Hello there,

Here are the vacancy details, If you could share far and wide I would be delighted!

Health Promotion & Training Practitioner

£19,742 – £26,293 per annum (Pro Rata)      24.5 hours per week, increasing to 28.5 hours on 1st January 2016

We are seeking a highly confident, motivated and organised individual, who has demonstrable experience of planning, delivering and evaluating training, campaigns and events. The team works alongside local partners to educate and inform, improve health, reduce stigma and tackle discrimination.

The successful candidate will equip individuals with the skills and confidence required to support people affected by substance misuse. Working within the Health Promotion team, they will help to promote drug & alcohol identification and deliver advice training as a strategic priority. They will also educate staff and companies as a local objective via a range of training courses to practitioners, the community and student groups via Brighton & Hove City Council.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate effective communication expertise with the ability to build and maintain effective professional partnerships. In addition, be able to design, deliver and evaluate training and present skills and advice across diverse groups and communities on a variety of topics related to substance misuse.

The applicant must also exhibit an in depth knowledge of using social media and online technologies, including phone applications, to deliver brief interventions and communicate with hard to reach communities and those less likely to access support. CLOSING DATE 11TH SEPTEMBER.

For further details on this position and to apply please visit  

For more information about the Pavilions Partnership please visit:

Many thanks

Georgia Ramsay-Smith

Health Promotion & Training Team Leader

9 The Drive, Hove, BN3 3JE

(Please note I work Monday – Friday 9-5)

T: 01273 680 714

F: 01273 736 089

M: 07919 564426

Freephone: 0800 014 9819         Click here to download the referral form            Click here to view the Health Promotion Training Calendar




Funded PHd opportunity – University of Bristol

DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health ImpRovement) 

One studentship is available in Bristol in the field of epidemiology and multiple risk behaviours in adolescents.

The DECIPHer Centre is one of five UKCRC Centres of Public Health Research Excellence coordinated by the Medical Research Council.  DECIPHer is a strategic partnership between the Universities of Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea. Since its inception in January 2009, DECIPHer has established itself as a leading centre of methodologically innovative multidisciplinary public health research with a focus on the development and evaluation of complex interventions and policies to achieve sustainable improvements in the health and well-being of the public, with a particular emphasis on children and young people.

FUNDING AND ELIGIBILITYThe studentship includes funding for four years for a full maintenance grant (part-MRC funded, part university) of £13,863 per annum and a Research and Training Support Grant for PhD students of £1,000 per annum. Applicants with an MSc in a relevant topic may be able to complete their PhD in three years.

Applicants are expected to have gained a relevant undergraduate degree at upper second class honours (2:1) or above. The studentship is open to applicants who are UK citizens, or EU citizens resident in the UK for at least 3 years.

Start date: Between 1st September 2015 and 1st January 2016.Closing date for applications: 9am on 8th June 2015.Interview date: Interviews will be held on 15th June 2015 in Bristol.

PhD Studentship

Title: Exploring educational outcomes associated with engagement in multiple risk behaviours during adolescence

Background: Risk behaviours such as smoking, antisocial behaviour, alcohol consumption and unprotected sexual intercourse cluster in adolescence. Early initiation of risk behaviours is associated with engagement in multiple risk behaviour in both early and late adolescence and such behaviours, individually and collectively, are associated with increased risk of poor educational attainment, morbidity and premature mortality. Multiple risk behaviours include: regular tobacco smoking; regular alcohol drinking; binge drinking (alcohol); cannabis use; recent or regular illicit drug use; risky sexual behaviours; anti-social behaviour and offending; vehicle-related risk behaviours (e.g. cycling without a helmet; not using a car seatbelt); self-harm; gambling; unhealthy diet; and physical inactivity. Multiple risk behaviours are costly to society, young people who engage in any one risk behaviour are likely to engage in others, and there may be shared biological and environmental factors which influence the development of these multiple behaviours. As such, preventive interventions may impact on more than one outcome. This thesis will explore educational outcomes at Key Stages 1-5 with engagement of multiple risk behaviours during adolescence.



To inform the design of interventions to prevent harm from multiple risk behaviours in adolescence this study will assess the educational impact of engagement in multiple risk behaviours during adolescence.

For more information -please email Carol asking that she send you the full email from Bristol



Health Promotion job – health and wellbeing development worker

Thanks to Aoife for sharing news of this

Health & Wellbeing Development Worker (SCDA)

Salary: £20,092 – £23,080 per annum pro rata, dependent on skill and experience

Contract type: Full Time Working pattern: 52 weeks

Closing date: Friday 22nd May 2015  – Interview date: Week commencing 1st June 2015

How to apply: To download an application pack please visit:

About the RoleSussex Community Development Association (SCDA), runs a range of projects aimed at supporting the involvement of the whole of the community.  These include regeneration initiatives that address the economic, environmental, cultural and community needs of East Sussex. We are expanding both geographically and in terms of the staff team responsible for the delivery of our services.  This is an exciting time in our development as an organisation, and we are currently looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to join our team.

We are looking for someone who has a love for and experience of co-ordinating and delivering a broad range of community based initiatives, which cover the Health & Wellbeing needs of all age ranges and backgrounds. The initiatives are generally for a fixed term and the Health & Wellbeing Development Worker will be working on multiple integrated health projects.

The post holder will design, deliver and evaluate and report to various funders and partners with regards to activities and services. There will also be collaboration on funding bids to support new and maintain our existing service provision and activities

As well as having a passion for healthy lifestyles, the ideal candidate will have excellent skills across a range of areas: communication, community engagement, fundraising, service creation and delivery, events management and people (particularly volunteers) and facilities management. You will be experienced in reporting, monitoring and evaluating.​