A new part-time post has been created for a project co-ordinator to join our innovative Child Health Team at Medway Council Public Health. We are looking for someone with excellent planning, organising, communication, negotiating and influencing skills. The successful candidate will co-ordinate the implementation, administration, and evaluation of Medway’s multi-agency approach to reducing the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) under the supervision of the Child Health Project Officer.
You will be joining a highly motivated team of four and working dynamically across the children and young people’s workforce to achieve Medway’s vision of becoming fully trauma informed and ACEs aware by 2023. Key components of this role will involve developing partnerships and alliances with relevant stakeholders from education, healthcare, the police, and the voluntary sector to review, change and enhance practices that will improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for our children and young people in medway. The role will also involve co-ordinating and delivering training, presenting to stakeholders, establishing and facilitating the community of practice network, which will be used as a forum to share best practice that will inform Medway’s Trauma Informed Covenant Agreement.
The Child Health team are a forward thinking and experienced team that co-ordinate a wide portfolio of products and services that includes training, parent workshops, peer ambassador programmes, PHSE resources, public health profiles and policy development. Making Kent and Medway trauma informed is a multi-agency project that will compliment our existing scheme of work in Medway. This exciting opportunity will give the successful applicant the opportunity to contribute extensively to improved outcomes for our children, young people and their families.
This is a fixed term post for one year. Working hours are flexible and the post holder will be required to work some occasional evenings and weekends. A full clean driving license and access to a vehicle are 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
- 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/
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 Sarah Richards on 01634 331182
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.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.