Local Contact Tracing Specialist

Huntingdon, England, gb
Company: Cambridgeshire County Council
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-07-28 18:18:52
Cambridgeshire County Council currently have an exciting opportunity for dynamic and methodical individuals to join our Public Health Team as a Contact Tracing Specialist.

These opportunities are 12-month Fixed Term Positions with the possibility of having contract extended. We are specifically looking for individuals whoa are local to Cambridgeshire.

As Contact Tracing Specialists, you will be part of a small team who will be the leads for contact tracing people with covid-19 across a range of settings in the community, both over the phone and face-to-face. We are looking to speak with candidates who are already local to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, who are prepared to travel between districts within the county at short notice when required.

•A degree in a relevant health related field / environmental health related field is preferable but not essential

The successful candidate will have:

•experience in a related field, such as health protection, sexual health, infectious diseases, infection control or environmental health.
•sound knowledge of the principles of health protection, including contact tracing and basic principles of outbreak control
•an understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality in relation to personal data
•the ability to take responsibility and accountability for your own work
•experience of working with vulnerable people
•effective verbal and written communication and ICT skills
•the ability to identify, manage and escalate risks
•good organisational skills
•the ability to problem solve whilst working in an unpredictable environment, often under pressure and to tight timescales
•a flexible approach to working hours as this role will require out of hours and weekend working

Does this sound like a role in which you could excel?

In return we can offer you:

•A competitive salary between £30,451 and £32,234
•Excellent annual leave allowances
•Generous pension benefits
•A highly supportive management team
•A commitment to learning and development.

So, to join our team and embrace a new challenge and have an opportunity to be at the forefront of our County’s on-going response to COVID-19 at this vital time, apply online today!

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications regularly, so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of a Basic Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We’re proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunities employer, committed to hiring people based on attitude and merit, regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We're committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore encourage applications from groups that are underrepresented within the council.

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