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HAF Project Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2418VR
  • Published: Tue 21/03/2023, 11:58 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/04/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 29.6 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 4 - £26,874 - £32,723 per annum / pro rata (From 1 April 2023 - £28,374 - £33,723 per annum pro rata)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hybrid – Works part in the office (Gun Wharf) and part from home , Kent

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HAF Project Officer

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) team are looking to recruit a Project Officer. Are you able to influence and work closely with key partners 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 with children from 5-16 around community food and nutrition and physical activity, then this role could be for you.

The team works closely with commissioned partners and together as a team to implement the project, supporting delivery partners across Medway in facilitating the successful delivery of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme funded by the Department for Education.

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

Using innovative ideas and various communication methods for reaching the target audience and to communicate health messages to improve the health of children and families across Medway.

These focus on the delivery of outcomes set by the Department for Education but also supporting ambitions highlighted in national and local strategies including reducing childhood obesity in Medway.

This role is responsible for the overall programme delivery and the support package for providers in the HAF programme. The role will develop a programme to meet the needs of communities and ensure the quality and cost-effectiveness of sessions to run smoothly and to support the most vulnerable families across Medway.

An attention to detail and good communication skills is vital, as well as playing a key role in building long lasting and positive relationships with local partners that will last beyond the timescale of the project.

They will also play a key part in linking in with the Medway’s Food Partnership and driving forward the food poverty agenda In Medway.

The successful post holder will hold the following essential qualifications and knowledge

  • Educated to degree standard within relevant subject area
  • Previous experience of building positive working relationships with commissioned partners

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 Vedia Mustafa 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.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.