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Location: London
Position: Project Management
Salary: £372.38 per week
Date Posted: 18 August 2017
Vacancy Type: LCIP Internship
Job Description:

The role of the Intern is to provide high-level support in an area that requires a short-term resource. This placement is for 6 months and has a ASAP start date so please apply without delay. The role is for the Haringey council. 

The role of the Council is to offer opportunities to recent graduates to explore work areas related to their area of study.

Placement type: Strategic

Other key people/teams with whom the graduate would be working: 

Public Health – Assistant Director and the Public Health Officer, Early Years

Children’s Services - Early Help team and the Early Years Quality Team

Commissioning Unit – Early Years Commissioner

Whittington Health NHS Trust- Health Visiting Service

Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group – Primary Care Team

 Key deliverables

Public Health is concerned with improving the overall health and wellbeing of communities and addressing inequalities. It encompasses three broad areas of work and diverse activities:

  • Health improvement: this includes programmes that work with individuals and communities to improve life styles. Examples are: support in stopping smoking, encouraging physical activity and NHS Health checks.
  • Health protection: this includes protection against communicable diseases and use of legal or regulatory powers to improve health. Examples are: immunisation and vaccination against childhood diseases, cancer screening programmes and traffic calming.
  • Healthcare Public Health this incorporates the production and use of best evidence and a description of the needs of a community. It is about working with others to ensure commissioning and provision of health care is of high quality, equitable, appropriate to the needs of the population and gives good value for money. Examples include Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and design of evidence based care pathways.

Public Health’s priorities are linked to the Corporate Plan particularly Priorities 1, 2 and 3.

The majority of the public health grant is spent on commissioning health improvement programmes and clinical/treatment services.

The Public Health Team are working on a number of transformational programmes linked to multi-agency ‘whole system’ service redesign and commissioning e.g. London Sexual Health Transformation Programme, the Healthy Child Programme implementation across Haringey, mental health commissioning framework and an Integrated Wellness Programme.

The projects the intern will be working on, including specific responsibilities?

Across the country since 1st April 2013 all local authorities received from NHS England commissioning responsibility for 5-19 year old public health services. Followed by the transfer of the 0-5 year old public health services which was the last transfer of public health responsibility from the NHS to local authorities in 2015.

Haringey’s Public Health Team is responsible for commissioning a school nursing service, health visiting and the Family Nurse Partnership programme with an annual value of this commissioning responsibility to be over £4.8million.

The intern will have the opportunity to shape and implement a transformation programme covering;

  • the roll out of the evidence based universal Healthy Child Programme,

  • commissioning,
  • support embedding of the 0-5 years Health Child Programme element of the transformation
  • multi-agency working
  • co-production with resident and school population involvement.

This exciting transformational programme is an essential part in delivering Priority 1 of the Corporate Plan – To give every child the best start in life along with being part of the Children’s Services Early Help programme.

In order to deliver the universal 5-19 years healthy child programme the intern will work on;

  • Project planning for Key programmes and interventions which contribute to the delivery of the commissioning responsibility and the 5-19 years healthy child programme.

  • Development of a communication plan for the Healthy Child Programme;
  • Development of resources promoting the new school health service model centred on the  Healthy Child Programme for frontline professionals and parents/carers;
  • Engagement with schools/parents/carers to inform delivery;

Supporting the strategic 0-19 years Healthy Child Programme steering group and taking on tasks as appropriate.

Intern requirement:

Would suit a candidate with a degree in Social Sciences, Social Policy, Health Studies or similar

  • Prior experience of working on project plans would be desirable
  • Any previous experience of working on large scale projects and programmes
  • Good IT skills including use of excel/ word/ outlook packages
  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative

Training involved:

  • The intern will be able to attend London wide workshops on the 0-19 year old agenda – these provide good networking opportunities and chances to share learning.
  • There may also be opportunities to attend national conferences on the early year’s agenda – yet to be identified.


£372.38 per week 

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