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Public Health Apprentice (Child Health)
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC332JS
  • Published: Wed 09/06/2021, 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/07/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £165 per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Public Health Apprentice (Child Health)

Closing date: 25 June 2021

This exciting opportunity will involve supporting Medway Public Health’s programmes team with a wide range of duties linked to the Child Health 0-19 agenda and Medway’s Work Place Health, Healthy settings award. 

The post holder will be required to support the Child Health and Work Place Health Project Officer with the planning, delivering and evaluating of their projects and programmes offered to businesses, schools, colleges and other young person settings.

A Medway Council Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to earn a salary and gain a qualification whilst gathering invaluable workplace skills and experience.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Child Health Apprentice to join the Child Health team within the Public Health Service. This is a great chance to gain a Business Administration Level 3 Qualification whilst working for the Child Health team that provide a number of health education programmes to support the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, 0-19 years.

As part of this role you can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Communicate with a wide range of people and agencies via email, telephone and in person
  • Deliver up-to-date information via social media and websites
  • Monitor the Child Health email inbox and deal with enquiries appropriately
  • Support the promotion of public health by attending promotional events with colleagues from the Public health directorate
  • Prepare information packs for training and health promotion events
  • Assist with designing promotional and teaching/training materials for the public and professionals
  • Assist with local campaign design and delivery

The Business Administrator Apprenticeship is a two year programme incorporating real work experience and learning, to gain the knowledge and development of skills and behaviours to successfully complete the programme. This apprenticeship involves approximately 18 months on the job development, followed by an end point assessment consisting of a knowledge test, a presentation on the project completed; and a discussion on the portfolio of learning and development produced during the apprenticeship. A grading of either Pass or Distinction is achievable.

Ideally you will have good communication and interpersonal skills, combined with competent IT skills, accurate data entry along with a good attention to detail. However we are happy to support you to reach those goals if you are highly motivated and have the desire to learn and succeed.

If  this sounds like the role for you, then we would encourage you to apply today.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

As an Apprentice with Medway Council, you will be a valued member of our Apprenticeship Academy. We will encourage and support you to realise your potential. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field and gain insights that can only come from real world experience

We will support you every step of the way for you to succeed in your apprenticeship and help you to become the best version of yourself.

An openness to review and reflect on your performance and progress is important as well as the willingness to accept feedback that will help you to develop and grow in this role                          Medway Council’s Apprenticeship Academy extends to all our Apprentices a guarantee that their apprenticeship qualifications will be regularly monitored and quality assured with the respective training providers. 

In return we offer you:

  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Generous local government pension
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Free NUS Apprentice Extra Card- student discounts at 100’s of retailers
  • Student rates for Medway Council Leisure Centres
  • Student rates for Medway Council Libraries plus free e-books
  • Discounted Arriva bus travel

Important Information

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Sofie Wheeldon on 01634 334800.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.