Public Health Apprentice

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £150 per week
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. Fixed Term 18-24 months.
DBS Check: Yes
Closing Date: 10/10/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: PUBH030RS

Previous applicants need not apply.


We are looking for an Apprentice to join our Public Health Team. The successful applicant(s) will gain the knowledge and skills required to effectively support the Public Health Team with a wide range of duties linked to the Public Health agenda. This will include Smoking Cessation, Health Checks and Tobacco Control.

The apprenticeship is suitable for someone just beginning their career, returning to work after a break or career changing and is open to anyone of working age.

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 Public Health Apprentice to join the team within the Public Health Service. This is a great chance to gain the Business Administrator Advanced Apprenticeship whilst working on Smoking Cessation, Health Checks and Tobacco Control and the delivery of a range of services to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

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

  • Data inputting/Data collation
  • Mail outs
  • Auditing resources
  • Scanning/Printing
  • Filing
  • Updating of systems
  • Assist with training organisation
  • Assist with local campaign
  • Engage with public at promotional events
  • Email inbox monitoring
  • Maintenance of database
  • Responding to simple queries via telephone or email
  • Deliver up-to-date information via social media channels.
  • Undertake client satisfaction calls, including follow-up surveys

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 12 – 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

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting managers, please call Claire Hurcum on 01634 337169.

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.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

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


How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

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, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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