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Health Improvement Officer

Health improvement officer giving a presentation to a group of people

Health improvement officers make people aware of the importance of good health. They run campaigns and produce materials to encourage people to change to a healthier lifestyle. They deal with matters such as smoking, drug and alcohol misuse, diet, exercise, immunisation, sexual health, care of mothers and children, and older people's health.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Health improvement officers who are working for the NHS are on the Agenda for Change pay scale. The current pay scales are from April 2023. They would usually start on Band 5, £30,229 to £37,664 a year.

Those in a senior position are on Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year. Those with managerial responsibilities can be on Band 7, £46,244 to £53,789 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most health promotion officers work in the National Health Service (NHS), local authorities, in the community or for health related charities.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
6538
1.6 %
RISE
2029
6643
  United Kingdom
2024
75526
4.5 %
RISE
2029
78931

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You must have:

Training

Getting On

Video

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
Tel: 020 7265 7300
Website: http://www.rsph.org.uk/
Twitter: @R_S_P_H
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalsocietyforpublichealth/

The RSPH awards a range of qualifications in the fields of health and nutrition, health and safety, food hygiene and anatomical pathology technology.

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