Senior Community Project Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2295VR
  • Published: Tue 24/01/2023, 12:22 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 5 - £32,723 - £38,632 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid – Works part in the office (Gun Wharf) and part from home , Kent

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Senior Community Project Officer

Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who relishes a challenge? Are you proactive and motivated with the ability to identify solutions and generate opportunities where others may not? Do you want to be part of an organisation known for its innovation and forward thinking? Then look no further.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Wider Determinants team within Public Health, supporting to improve the health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across Medway through addressing the wider determinants of health.

The postholder will be required to support the health inequalities programme of work providing specialist support and linkage with the voluntary sector and how they can support the local authority and NHS aspiration to reduce health inequalities in Medway.

They will work collaboratively with all local partners to collectively ensure that local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and community groups are sustainable, and that community assets are nurtured including researching avenues of funding which may involve exploring novel funding opportunities and new funding methods.

They will contribute to the whole systems approach to Social Prescribing in Medway, supporting the development of a social prescribing system with a range of multi sector partners including, Primary Care and the Voluntary and Community Sector.

An important part of the role will be designing and delivering training to a wide range of stakeholders, to ensure appropriate referrals into Social Prescribing services and promote the Social Prescribing agenda across Medway.

Successful candidates must:

  • Be passionate and committed to improving the lives of Medway residents through addressing the wider determinants of health
  • Have excellent influencing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Be a confident public speaker
  • Have experience of inter-agency working with a broad range of statutory organisations, external agencies, community, and voluntary organisations
  • Have experience of developing effective partnerships to facilitate the development and implementation of health improvement programmes or other inter-agency interventions
  • Represent Public Health and champion the social prescribing agenda
  • Be able to work independently and make decisions without access to a manager
  • Hold a full driving license – non negotiable

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: -

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 e-mail Amie Kemp on

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 gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

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 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.

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

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, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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