We are very pleased to host this apprenticeship opportunity in Surrey County Council’s Public Health Team. The programme can also be offered as a secondment for current SCC staff, subject to manager’s approval.
The starting salary for this position is £31,273 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This apprenticeship is a 36-month development programme offering 20% off the job training (e.g. attending lectures, online learning, shadowing, learning support, written assessments etc) and 80% on the job learning. It was developed in alignment with the UKPHR Practitioner Standards and the Public Health and Skills Framework. You will complete the programme with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and will be eligible to apply for UKPHR Public Health Practitioner registration.
This position sits within Health Improvement in the Public Health team with the opportunity to rotate to other Public Health sub-speciality teams such as Health Protection, Health Intelligence and Healthcare Public Health.
The Application Process
Before you apply please:
- Look at the content of the Public Health Practitioner Level 6 apprenticeship to check your eligibility before applying. Candidates with postgraduate qualifications (e.g. Masters or PhDs) will be unlikely to be considered for this programme.
- Discuss with your manager how the duties outlined in the apprenticeship will significantly upskill you as a Public Health Practitioner. Manager’s approval will be required before you can apply.
- You will also be required to provide certificates to the training provider on induction of any previous qualifications you hold, including English and Maths. If you are unable to provide these, you will need to obtain English and Maths Functional Skills prior to starting the programme in January.
Completing the Application
When completing your application you will be required to show how the apprenticeship will support you to gain significant new skills and you will be asked questions around this.
The information you provide will be used to assess the suitability of the apprenticeship and how significantly it will support your role and the objectives of the organisation. We may contact you for further information if required. It will also allow us to check eligibility for funding and ensure we are aware of any additional needs or requirements you may have.
What Happens Next
Your completed application will be scored via a selection process and cross-referenced to the criteria required for the South East Health Education England (HEE) additional funding. Further information and/or an interview may be required. The training provider will have the final say on eligibility.
Things to Note
- Please ensure you complete the application form in full, including how you meet any entry requirements listed and how the apprenticeship will significantly upskill you in your role.
- Please be specific about why the apprenticeship is appropriate and how what you will learn will support you
- You managers will be fully supportive of a minimum of 20% of contracted hours for off the job learning elements of the apprenticeship programme
- Any offer made from this application is a provisional offer and the training provider will make the final decision on eligibility for the Apprenticeship
- Pre-enrolment requirements include funding eligibility checks covering level of prior attainment requiring certification, residency and employment status, and current participation on similar provision. Documentary evidence of eligibility includes passport, driving licence or self-declaration of eligibility and use of LRS for Unique Learning numbers to prevent double funding
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26/06/2022.
Interviews will take place on 07/07/2022.
This is a 36-month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity for internal staff.
If you require further information about this opportunity, please contact Lisa Andrews via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.