Bracknell forest is an affluent borough and has 20% of the least deprived wards and life expectancy for both men and women are higher than the England average. The population health is generally better than the England average, however about 9.1% of children live in low-income families; therefore, levels of inequalities, deprivation and need are obscured by this relative affluence.
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen in the Bracknell Forest Public Health Team for a Programme Officer who will lead on community development and act in a supporting role for specified areas of public health to plan, deliver and evaluate public health initiatives. You will be expected to be able to work across all domains of public health as and when required to do so and with additional training and support if necessary. The post holder may be required to change remits or work across portfolio areas in line with the needs of the business whilst maintaining generic public health skills as necessary.
If successful, you will be working with the Lead Public Health Strategist, Programme Manager and Consultant in Public Health to further develop and progress the community development offer that focuses on people - their needs and assets – and aims for better health and wellbeing. In addition, the role will support the development of Social Prescribing and line manage the Social Prescribers and Community Connectors. with the aim of stimulating community resilience where everyone has good health and wellbeing in Bracknell Forest as ‘place’ where people look out for each other and have community pride in where they live, which is key for recovery after an emergency such as COVID-19.
You will be skilled and experienced in collaborative and partnership development; representing the whole system, including Integrated Care Systems and Primary Care Networks as well as strengthening community approaches; identifying and mapping assets within communities, promoting equity, and implementing innovative ways to increase people’s control over their health and lives. The role requires someone who can work across teams, service blocks and organisations to promote co-ordinated activity and have an in-depth understanding of the structures and operations of local government and to take a whole-system community-centred and asset-based approach that is built ‘bottom-up’ from the diversity of grassroots community organisations and members.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent the council’s values so that the best possible outcome is achieved for the residents, please submit your application. To find out more about Public Health, please visit: https://health.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/
For informal discussions, contact Interim Public Health Lead/AD, Cynthia Folarin.
Email: email@example.com or telephone mobile: 07775 411930
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.