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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 2018. They would usually start on Band 5, £23,113 to £29,905 a year.

Those in a senior position are on Band 6, £27,635 to £37,000 a year. Those with managerial responsibilities can be on Band 7, £32,974 to £43,471 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
2018
5261
2.3 %
RISE
2023
5381
  United Kingdom
2018
43585
2.3 %
RISE
2023
44607

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You must have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Health Scotland
Website: http://www.healthscotland.scot
Twitter: @NHS_HS

NHS Health Scotland is a special health board created on 1 April 2003 by bringing together the Public Health Institute of Scotland (PHIS) and the Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS). Health Scotland acts as a national focus for improving health, and provides comprehensive information on health education, health promotion, health information and health advice resources and public health data.

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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