The Public Health, Workplace Health Programme has an opportunity for 3 individuals passionate about tackling health inequalities to join the team. Reporting to the Healthy Settings Programme Manager the post holders will support the delivery of the Kent and Medway Workplace Health Programme across Kent.
Providing advice and guidance to businesses and organisations across Kent on health and wellbeing topics including mental health, physical activity and healthy eating. The post holders will be required to coordinate the implementation, evaluation and administration of workplace health improvement projects in their designated area using a settings based approach to health improvement.
Medway Council is working in partnership with Kent County Council to deliver this programme of work, with 3 posts fully funded for 2 years expected to join an established workplace health team. The successful candidates will be responsible for covering an area in Kent in line with the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) areas:
- Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley
- West Kent (Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling)
- East Kent (Ashford, Canterbury, Thanet, Dover and Shepway)
Applicants who only wish to be considered for specific ICP areas should make this clear when applying for the role.
Successful applicants will in each position need to be able to engage businesses from all forms of industry. Managing an independent caseload and required to operate at times for extended periods away from the office at Medway Council in Chatham. A high degree of organisation and self-motivation will be critical in each role. All team members will be required to possess excellent communication skills, allowing for the communication of complex health improvement messages and evidenced based best practice in ways which are accessible to different audiences.
Due to the need to visit organisations for businesses assessment, meeting and events across the county the ability to drive and own a car is considered essential.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call James Flower on 01634 333708.
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.