Skills and interests (public health knowledge and intelligence)
Find out more about skills needed for public health knowledge and intelligence professionals.
Broadly speaking, roles generally require a balance of:
- analytical and technical skills
- skills in communication and presentation
- well-developed IT skills
- working on own initiative
- good organisation skills
As a public health knowledge and intelligence professional you’ll be a good problem solver and enjoy sharing ideas and best practice. You’ll also have an interest in examining health sector data. It’s likely you’ll also bring previous experience of knowing about, understanding and using different data sources. For some roles, knowledge of statistics or mathematics are often sought.
Public health knowledge and intelligence staff have skills and knowledge primarily at levels 5 to 9 of the Skills for Health Career Framework.
You might also find it helpful to take a look at our career planning section to think more about what and skills and qualities you have to offer.