HAF Project Manager

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2788VR
  • Published: Wed 13/09/2023, 9:19 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/10/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 5 - £34,223 - £39,632 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hybrid – Works part in the office (Gun Wharf) and part from home , Kent

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HAF Project Manager

This opportunity is currently being offered on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2025; however, if budgets allow the contract length may be extended and/or become permanent, though this is not guaranteed.  If an internal council employee wishes to apply for this role, a secondment opportunity may be considered (please state this on your application).

Are you able to influence and work closely with key partners to work together 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 from 0-19 around community food and nutrition and physical activity then this role could be for you.

The Supporting Healthy Weight Team are recruiting a project manager to deliver the holiday activities and healthy food for children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in Medway during Easter, Summer and Christmas.

The team will work closely with partners and work together as a team to implement the project, supporting delivery partners across Medway to facilitate 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.

The positions will be responsible for a Project Officer and Project Coordinator who will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing the HAF project. The candidate must have the ability to work to timescales, great attention to detail and good communication skills.

The candidate will play a key role in building long lasting and positive relationships with local partners that will last beyond the timescale for 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

  • Degree level study or equivalent evidence of continual professional development.
  • Previous experience of building positive working relationships with 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: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

We're committed to making Medway carbon neutral by 2050. We have developed an action plan to ensure we play our part in addressing the climate emergency.  Our declaration fits into our Council Plan priority of making Medway a place to be proud of. The main outcome being a 'clean and green environment'. All Medway Council staff can access an additional day’s paid leave to undertake a volunteering activity which supports climate change.

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 email Fiona Evans on fiona.evans@medway.gov.uk

Interviews are face to face.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you if your application is successfully shortlisted.

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 http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ 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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