Covid Prevention and Outbreak Practitioner - Fixed term until March 2023
We are looking for health protection professionals to contribute towards ensuring that key Health Protection priorities are met. This will primarily be related to COVID-19 but priorities will continue to emerge and evolve, as we learn to live with COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges. Warrington Council put in place a Local COVID-19 Outbreak Management team to manage the consequences of COVID 19 in the borough. As part of recovering from COVID-19 it is also important to ensure that wider Health Protection priorities are tackled, in particular those negatively impacted by the pandemic.
The team will take a settings and topic based approach to deliver a portfolio of COVID-19 and wider health protection work.
The team was initially established in September 2020 however the roll of the Council in responding to COVID-19 has continued to increase for example around testing. The role of the Team will be to work to help prevent and prepare for outbreaks of COVID-19 within our communities, with a focus on some of our most complex settings.
The post holder will provide the ‘on the ground’ response to any outbreaks; linking with settings and ensuring that the consequences of any outbreaks in complex settings are managed effectively. They will also support the delivery of testing programmes within the town.
The post-holders will contribute to the various aspects of COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, management and recovery, and will work with various settings on a broader health protection and health improvement agenda. They will deliver health protection and prevention work within key settings and sectors and work with key partners to manage local outbreaks of infectious disease, and associated consequences in complex settings and amongst vulnerable populations.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in a related field, either in a health protection role, as a Contact Tracer, within public health, community development or other related field. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and experience of developing and delivering training to varied and disparate groups. The post-holder will be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with members of the public, local communities and at all levels within statutory, voluntary and private/commercial organisations
If you would like further information about this role please contact Norma Edge on 01925 444229.
Fixed term until 31 March 2023
37 hours per week
Closing date: 24 October 2021
Please note the provisional Interview date will be in the week of the 26 / 27 October 2021.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
If you are a permanent WBC employee you will need to apply for this fixed term position as an internal secondment opportunity and will need to discuss this with your current line manager prior to applying.
Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer