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Health Improvement Co-ordinator (Engagement)
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC607RS
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 17:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 3 (£20,526 - £26,450) per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Health Improvement Co-ordinator (Engagement)

Do you like being behind and in front of the camera? Do you have the ability to inspire and motivate children and families to make changes to their lifestyles? Are you able to influence and work closely with your team and other partners to help families achieve their true potential for health and wellbeing?

If you have a passion for working with families from 0-19 around breastfeeding, oral health and community food and nutrition, and the knowledge and skills in behaviour change interventions, then this role could be for you.

The Supporting Healthy Weight Team are recruiting this role to develop innovative ideas and content for reaching our service users across a variety of platforms to communicate health messages to improve the health of children and families across Medway.

These focus on the delivery of outcomes and ambitions highlighted in national and local strategies including reducing childhood obesity in Medway and our local Infant Feeding Strategy.

The position will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering marketing and promotional campaigns using social media platforms and events to increase awareness of health improvement services and the ‘Beside You’ Medway campaign. This includes administration of social media accounts and appearances on various platforms to increase engagement.

The role will play a key role in building positive relationships with local partners ranging from maternity and health visiting services, children’s and family hubs, school leads, and other charity or community settings.

This role will play a key part in supporting the Medway’s Food Partnership and driving forward the agenda.


The successful candidate will hold the following essential qualifications

  • Degree level study or equivalent evidence of continual professional development.
  • Demonstrable experience in using Microsoft packages and video editing tools

Desirable Qualification

  • UKPHR Practitioner registration or evidence of working towards registration.


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


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 Fiona Evans via email or 07904 910725


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.


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