Programme Delivery Manager: Public Health (Substance Misuse)
Waltham Forest Council is looking to appoint a Programme Delivery Manager to join its Public Health team. This role is an important position within the team, with lead responsibility for delivery of two externally funded substance misuse programmes (rough sleeper grant and supplemental grant), reporting to a Consultant in Public Health. They will be responsible for ensuring successful outcomes relating to these programmes, including leading on partnership steering groups, action plans and projects, returns to national government (including budget monitoring and updates),
The individual will have exceptional project and programme management and organisational skills, with experience of having successfully delivered partnership programmes, ideally relating to health and wellbeing.
You'll have an understanding of public health and approaches to improving public health with a focus on tackling drug and alcohol misuse, and will have technical knowledge of drugs and alcohol services/issues and experience of partnership working in this area. You will have experience of using data and evidence to inform work programmes.
The role has a substantial partnership working remit, leading on bringing together partners and driving actions to improve substance misuse outcomes. The role will personally build and develop excellent working relationships with local substance misuse services and wider partners, building on existing good partnership working. The role will include line management of at least one member of the public health team.
The individual will be able to work independently and proactively to identify and deliver opportunities for partnership action. The individual would ideally have experience relating to commissioning/procurement and budget management. This role would ideally suit a candidate with experience of work at a senior level in health improvement, including work relating to substance misuse.
The successful candidate will bring energy, drive and innovation to make a difference, working through the challenges to improve outcomes for people in Waltham Forest. We invite applications from individuals who are skilled at managing relationships and negotiating across a wide range of organisations, who understand the challenges faced by local authorities and the NHS, and who will provide strong leadership in contributing to the work of our dynamic public health team.
If you would like to discuss this role informally please contact the Consultant in Public Health, Clare Bailey, email@example.com to arrange a conversation.
Your application should set out how you meet the job role profile.
Interviews are anticipated to be held in the week commencing 19th or 26th June.
Waltham Forest is a vibrant, diverse borough, home to approximately 260,000 residents in East London, easily accessible from central London by train and underground. Working flexibly, including an office base at Willow House on Forest Road, Walthamstow, the Public Health team has well developed relationships across the Council and with partners. Led by the Director of Public Health for Waltham Forest, the team is based in the People Directorate.
The post holder will join the team at an exciting time in the development of the public health function in London Borough of Waltham Forest, with significant challenges including supporting the recovery from COVID-19, tackling the cost of living crisis and playing a key role in reducing health inequalities, which is a priority for the council as a whole. We have recently partnered with Professor Sir Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity to conduct research and develop action plans to reduce health inequalities in our borough. The post holder will play a key role in ensuring this work delivers meaningful change for our residents.
We are a dynamic team that has excellent working relationships across the Council, the Integrated Care System and wider partners including in the voluntary and community sector. The leaders of the Borough are firmly committed to public health and reducing health inequalities and the principles of early intervention and prevention, making this an excellent place to work in collaboration to achieve genuine improvements for residents.
We are a team committed to providing a stimulating environment within which to work, running monthly reflective practice sessions, journal clubs and providing opportunities for personal development through training, education, shadowing and on-the-job learning. This is highlighted by our success in supporting a number of previous team members in successful applications to the Public Health Training scheme.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.
The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy