Directorate: Public Health & Regulatory Services
Starting salary: JG4:- £22,369 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in Castlewood, Clevedon
Hours: 29.6 hours per week
Closing date: Friday 02 December 2022
We have an exciting opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in North Somerset. We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, and adaptable team member to provide project support and coordination. You will work across two teams helping to drive improvements in mental wellbeing and early years.
This is an interesting and varied role with opportunities to gain experience across several important public health areas within a local authority setting. Activities will include but not be limited to; the coordination of local health promotion projects and events including promoting health topics via partners and social media. Supporting Breastfeeding peer support volunteers, infant feeding support groups and the ABA-feed research study.
Within the Mental Wellbeing team, you will co-ordinate the delivery of the public mental health training programme, support North Somerset male health stakeholder group and work on projects to support the delivery of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
The post is advertised at 29.6 hours per week. We are open to job shares and will consider applications from those wishing to do exactly half the hours. If this applies to you, please indicate on your application which area you would be interested in working in.
You will have experience and be confident using Microsoft Office specifically Outlook, Excel and Word. Prior experience of coordinating training courses and events and using social media would be valuable.
We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have a passion for public health and who may have previous knowledge and experience working and/or volunteering in this area.
Why North Somerset Council?
You will play a vital role at North Somerset Council, ensuring that we are delivering efficient, and effective services, and support to the people of North Somerset. In return you will be working flexibly in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make North Somerset a healthier, happier and fairer place to live. Information about North Somerset’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be found here; and the North Somerset Council Corporate Plan can be accessed here.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Applicants are strongly advised to use the knowledge, skills and experience section of the job family as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Yeo, Mental Wellbeing & Community Development Manager on 07385 378519 or Tamsyn Grant, Healthy Early Years Officer on Tel: 07795 812046
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 09 December 2022
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.