The Peoples Services Directorate at Harrow Council are looking for a Health Improvement Officer to join their Public Health team. The post holder will support the implementation of evidence based initiatives to address the wider determinants of health. The post holder will produce and contribute to the key plans across all service areas in the council and with external stakeholders (particularly schools and early support function). The post will require innovative and multi-agency working and the post-holder must possess a high level of initiative and motivation.
The post holder is responsible for interpreting Public Health intelligence and the evidence base to shape the service delivery to maximise effect. They will support the Public Health Strategist and commissioners in project management, quality assurance and the performance management of appointed providers.
Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.
The successful applicant will have:
- Degree level education
- Post graduate degree qualification in Public Health/health promotion or a related discipline or equivalent knowledge gained through experience
- Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to children’s and young people’s public health including sexual health, mental health, obesity, drug and alcohol misuse, smoking and immunisations.
- Awareness of national and local political environment and priorities as they relate to health improvement in schools and tackling inequalities.
- Understanding of different infrastructures within the education sector, Local Authority, NHS and partner organisations.
- Experience of working with external organisations (public sector, voluntary sector and private sector) co-ordinating community based projects to deliver improvements in the health of children and young people
- Evidence of successfully developing, delivering and evaluating health related policies/strategies with a focus on schools within a local authority/health and/or community/voluntary sector context
- Significant ICT experience, particularly in the area of knowledge management
- Strong strategic and programme management skills – planning long-term initiatives to address specific health and well-being objectives for children and young people
- Well-developed communications skills to communicate with and engage a wide variety of community groups and different sections of Harrow’s diverse community.
- High standard of report writing skills, demonstrated by the ability to write and contribute to reports of varying length and complexity, for a variety of audiences, in a format where implications of the report are fully understood and inform strategic decision making.
- The ability to work with uncertainty and ambiguity: analyses and accurately evaluates a broad range of data and information
- Good negotiation skills and able to deal with conflict
For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria.
Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk
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