Job Title: Public Health - Health Improvement Coordinator – Sexual Health/Drug and Alcohol
Location: Farnham House Stevenage (with travel to other bases e.g., County Hall, Hertford)
Salary Range: £34,788 to £38,813 pa
Contract: Full Time Hours, 12 Month Fixed Term or Secondment Contract
The Public Health team delivers and commissions a wide range of services to improve the health and wellbeing of Hertfordshire residents including sexual health services, drug and alcohol services, health visiting, school nursing, mental health promotion and weight management. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our busy team.
Under the guidance of the Health Improvement Leads in Public Health (Sexual Health/Drug & Alcohol) you will Support the delivery of key actions within the Sexual Health and Drug and Alcohol strategies across Hertfordshire. This will involve close working with the wider public health team and external partner agencies, including Drug and Alcohol treatment providers and Sexual Health services, Primary and Acute Care Services.
Skills and Experience
We are looking for someone with a degree or equivalent qualification, ideally in public health, along with previous experience of working with a range of partners and within local communities, and knowledge of current policy and evidence around Sexual Health and Drugs and Alcohol prevention initiatives. A commitment to working collaboratively, the ability to work as part of a team and a passion for promoting good health and wellbeing are essential.You will be able to work with a wide variety of stakeholders at all levels and a professional and approachable manner is vital as are strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to influence across a range of sectors.
You will be highly motivated, able to use your initiative when appropriate, and have a proven track record of delivering multi-agency programmes and engaging a range of public sector organisations. You will have the flexibility to work on a variety of different projects at any one time, prioritising your work and managing tight deadlines, and delivering outcomes.
You will be a proficient user of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook and have excellent presentation skills
This role is available as a fixed term contract, or as a secondment for existing employees of HCC, district and borough councils or the NHS. Applications from existing HCC employees will be considered in the first instance. If you are applying for a secondment, please ensure that you have your manager’s permission before submitting your application
Please ensure your application includes a supporting statement which addresses how you meet the requirements of the role. Any applications without a supporting statement will be rejected.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rob Bacon 01438 844135 or Julia Fleming on 01438 844529
Closing date: midnight Wednesday 23rd October
Interview dates: 13th and 14th November in Stevenage
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
“We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post”
PLEASE NOTE: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
How to Apply:
Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.