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Project Manager - Food, Nutrition and Oral health
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC547RS
  • Published: Fri 16/04/2021, 17:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 (£38,023 - £43,720) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Project Manager - Food, Nutrition and Oral health

Please note this is a one year fixed term contract  

Are you able to influence and work closely with key partners to work together to help families achieve their true potential for health and wellbeing? Do you have the ability to inspire and motivate children and families?

If you have a passion for delivering projects that work with families from 0-19 around community food and nutrition and would like to be actively working with the Medway Food Partnership then this role could be for you. 

The Public Health Improvement team are recruiting a Project Manager who will lead a multidisciplinary team that will work closely with a range of partners to achieve local and national ambitions. 

You will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Council, external health professionals, education establishments, private and voluntary independent childcare providers and the voluntary sector to deliver the project. 

The successful candidate will need to bring innovative ideas and adapt to various communication methods for reaching the target audience. They will need to be proficient at communicating key health messages to improve the health of children and families across Medway. 

These focus of this role will be on the delivery of outcomes that are not only set by key local and national priorities but also support ambitions highlighted in national and local strategies. 

The successful applicant must have the ability to work to timescales, have great attention to detail and good communication skills.  

Essential Qualifications

  • Post graduate diploma in public health, educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline or demonstrable experience of working in health improvement/public health at an operational and strategic level
  • Proven ability to develop effective partnerships to achieve practical outcomes across organizational boundaries including; statutory organisations, external agencies, community and voluntary organisations.
  • Experience of managing and developing a team 

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
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ 

Our organisation:

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 contact Julia Thomas via email julia.thomas@medway.gov.uk or 07956 530249

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.    

Important Information-

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.