Croydon is on the cusp of an unprecedented period of growth and revitalisation. The next five years will see over £3bn investment in the Borough, which will transform Croydon into a world class destination. Across the Borough, up to 9,500 new homes will be built, whilst a major public realm improvement programme and innovative high streets investment schemes will revitalise our vibrant local centres. The aim is simple – to create a series of places where people want to be.
We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team.
This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this exciting time, developing and delivering projects which will transform the borough.
The Public Health team works across all Council departments to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Croydon.
Everything the Council does affects health, e.g. the quality of housing, education, transport and social care. Public Health identifies those opportunities that promise to have the biggest impact on health and wellbeing.
We are also working closely with the local NHS to improve the way health services are provided to people in Croydon, in particular for communities with particular needs or who have difficulties accessing services.
What you could be doing….
The Public Health team works by creating small teams who are working on a particular area. As an apprentice in our team you will join a number of these teams to contribute to several areas of work. For example healthy food for school children in Croydon, the local cycling strategy, how to make sure all children are getting vital vaccinations to keep them safe.
What we’re looking for:
If you enjoy working as part of a team and are passionate about improving the lives of people in Croydon, you will enjoy working with us in Public Health. Good communication skills and a curiosity to find out what goes on in local communities are important.
We welcome applications from looked after children and care leavers. If this applies to you, please let us know in your supporting statement, however, although this is entirely optional.
Please answer the following question in the notes section below:
Q: What do you think makes you a good candidate for Croydon Council’s apprenticeship programme? (please ensure your answer is no more than 250 words)
To apply for this position please complete the application form below and a member of the team will be in touch