Project Officer NHS Health Checks
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC165VR
  • Published: Wed 14/10/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/10/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 4 £26,188 - £31,888
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Project Officer NHS Health Checks

We are currently recruiting for a Project Officer NHS Health Checks; this role involves the managing the development and delivery of NHS Health Checks and the Stop Smoking Service. This includes technical and operational support for GP Practices, and management of clinics in GP Practices and the Smokefree Advice Centre.  The postholder will be responsible for risk assessments, health and safety and facilities management (where appropriate) in these settings.  

The Project Officer may be required to line manage an apprentice that supports health improvement services as well as working closely with the team leader and health improvement coordinator to ensure delivery of checks in the community. 

The postholder will be evaluating and measuring outcomes for the programme, adherence to all interventions and driving performance to meet targets. They will act as an expert on NHS Health Checks and Smoking Cessation, ensuring adherence to Best Practice, NICE, NCSCT and Competency Framework guidelines.  

Coordination of marketing for the service, including developing ideas and contributing to content will be necessary.  The postholder will work closely with Medway Councils Communications and Marketing team to ensure campaigns/posters/promotions are delivered in a timely manner and target the services audience including the use of social media. 

They will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Council, NHS, a broad range of partnership organisations and the public to identify priorities and develop action plans for joint health improvement programmes, which reflect the needs of the local population & address issues of inequality.  They will support referral pathways for practices with limited capacity for residents to be checked in outreach services. 

And contribute to the development of quality and outcome measures for performance monitoring and project evaluation and assist in the development and implementation of the protocols & procedures required for this purpose.  They will be expected to develop new ways of working to ensure best value. 

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
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

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 call Georgina Crossman on 07773197966. 

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  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 race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

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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