Lead Health Promotion Specialist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting, community-focused opportunity has arisen to work in the the West London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

This is a fixed-term role that will require close interactions with NHS England, community groups and other bowel screening professionals as the programme extends its reach to younger age groups and subjects with Lynch syndrome .

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who wishes to progress their career within our newly created health promotion team and paly a part in addressing West London's health inequalities. In return, the Trust provides various excellent training programmes to support career progression as well as mentorship opportunities from different staff groups to support your learning and development needs.

Main duties of the job

As Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) Health Promotion Specialist, the post-holder will lead on developing and delivering health promotion strategies, with the aim of increasing uptake of bowel screening in West London in order to improve health outcomes and reduce health in equalities amongst the screening population. In conjunction with the Programme Manager, Director of Screening and Lead Specialist Screening Practitioner, the post holder will represent the Bowel Screening Service within the Trust and externally.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Educated to postgraduate diploma/degree level or equivalent experience


  • Management certificate or equivalent experience
  • Public Health/Health Promotion course/qualification



  • At least 3 years' experience in Public Health, Health Promotion or other health-related field
  • Experience of development and implementation of health promotion programmes across partnerships
  • A track record of improving health through community involvement
  • Experience of working across areas with complex demography and social and ethnic diversity
  • Understanding of London's cancer landscape including role of cancer alliances
  • Understanding of cancer commissioning structures in London including role of STPs


  • Service improvement experience
  • Experience in analysing and presenting data to a range of audiences

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Understanding of effective health promotion methods, approaches, principles and practices
  • Financial acumen in patient, team, organisational and system level decision making.
  • Understanding where the challenges lie in reducing inequalities in the bowel cancer screening programme
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Effective organisation and time management skills


  • Knowledge of Cerner
  • Knowledge of Scorpio reporting system

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