Planit


Health Improvement Officer

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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 the Agenda for Change scale. The current pay scales are from April 2019. They would usually start on Band 5, £24,670 to £30,742 a year.

Those in a senior position are on Band 6, £30,401 to £38,046 a year. Those with managerial responsibilities can be on Band 7, £37,570 to £44,688 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
5132
1.6 %
RISE
2024
5216
  United Kingdom
2019
41998
2.1 %
RISE
2024
42876

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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.

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.

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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