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Wider Determinants of Health Unit
Band 4
Fixed term: 5 months (approx - end date 31 October 2022, to cover maternity leave)
  • Full time
  • Job share
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Employer type
Base to be negotiated / Agile working
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum
Salary period
29/05/2022 23:59

Employer heading

Public Health Wales NHS Trust logo

Business Support Officer

Band 4

Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales

Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

To find out more visit Public Health Wales and read about our Strategic Plan

Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.


Job overview

Are you experienced in providing support to a busy team, prioritising a variety of tasks while paying meticulous attention to detail?

Do you enjoy a varied role, supporting the production of webinars, assisting with procurement of goods and services, organising and minuting meetings and confident in the use of social media platforms?

Have you applied experience in the use of the MS Office suite of software, especially Outlook, Excel and Word and are you familiar with using Microsoft Teams?

If so you could be the person we are looking for.

If you are an enthusiastic team player who is also a self-starter, if you can work to tight deadlines and communicate with a range of stakeholders and if you would like to be involved in the development of something new and exciting then we would welcome your application.

This role is newly adapted and is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to really make it their own whilst delivering on the key objectives for the team.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

A job share opportunity will be considered.

If you are employed by the NHS this post may be offered on a secondment basis and approval should be sought from your line manager before applying.

Interviews will be held via MS teams.

We operate an agile working policy and the base of work is negotiable. 

Main duties of the job

The WDOH unit is a relatively new and small but growing unit within the Health and Wellbeing Directorate of Public Health Wales. The unit plays a key role in reducing health inequalities for the people of Wales. A significant part in achieving that is played by the Public Health Network Cymru. A part of your role will be to provide support to the PHNC from procurement to assisting with website and social media account upkeep. Your role will also provide support to project work ongoing within the wider unit, arranging meetings and workshops, updating project plans and taking notes.

Working for our organisation

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit


Note:  Our Health and Well-Being Directorate and our World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Investment in Health and Well-being (WHOCC) Directorates will soon be working as one. This means there will be changes to our team structures and we are advising candidates that some roles may be subject to change in the coming 12 months. Changes for staff could include a change in line manager or variations to job descriptions. If changes are required, these will be discussed fully with those affected, in accordance with our Organisational Change Policy.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder is required to  communicate and liaise with directorates, divisions, stakeholders, external organisations and suppliers, produce work to deadlines whilst ensuring compliance with Public Health Wales policies. 

The duties and responsibilities listed below are not intended to be exhaustive, but are set out to indicate the main areas of activity currently expected.  Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RSA111/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • High level of written english
  • Experience of MS Office
Desirable criteria
  • Working in NHS
  • Experience of Teams/events

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Andrea Parr
Job title
Coordinator Wider Determinants of Health Unit
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