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Health Lead
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/20078/12763
  • Published: Wed 17/03/2021, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Health Lead

We are looking for an outstanding person to develop and lead new and existing health work on the impact of physical activity on long term conditions such as Mental Health (children and adults), Cancer, Heart Disease, Falls Prevention or Diabetes.

Through research and networking in the health landscape, as well as understanding existing provision, the Health Lead will identify opportunities to influence the health sector and pathways on the importance of physical activity in the prevention of, and living better with, health conditions. The work will include developing workforce training and managing our funded Falls Prevention work (ending in Autumn 2021) which aims to improve falls prevention in care homes and community settings.

At Active Surrey, we are driven by the belief that movement matters. It matters to our health, our schools, our communities and our environments. As the Active Partnership for the county, we work collaboratively to enable everyone in Surrey to realise the benefits of a more active way of life. As a dynamic and growing organisation, we focus on influencing systems, removing barriers and creating opportunities to get people moving more.

This exciting new role signals an expansion in the organisation’s health focus and the successful individual will join a passionate and supportive team. You will work across the county, building key networks within Surrey Heartlands ICS including ICPs, Public Health, the third sector, Primary Care Networks and other stakeholders as appropriate.

We are looking for someone:

  • with a background in health development
  • who understands the health landscape
  • with a passion for physical activity
  • who has strong communication and organisational skills  
  • is creative in finding new approaches and solutions to challenges

Active Surrey, part of the national Active Partnerships (AP) Network, is a not for-profit organisation, hosted by Surrey County Council. Based at Active Surrey’s office in Woking, the job will involve meetings with partners so the ability to travel around the county is required for this post. Travel costs are reimbursed. The role will also include occasional weekend and evening work.

For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page. 

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For an informal discussion please contact Charlotte Long by e-mail at charlotte.long@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th April 2021. Interviews will take place week commencing 19th April 2021.

This is a fixed term contract to 31st March 2022 with contract extension subject to external funding.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented group