Job Title: Health Improvement Co-ordinator
Team: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention (Gypsy & Traveller Communities)
Salary Range: £35,745 pa progressing to £39,880 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Fixed Term/Secondment for 18 Months
This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join a dynamic team delivering an important public mental health and suicide prevention strategy in Hertfordshire. Primarily the role is to work with our Gypsy and Traveller communities across the county.
This is for someone wishing to make a valuable contribution to mental health prevention and zero suicides in partnership with our Gypsy and Traveller communities and services. You will have the opportunity to challenge your existing skills set and develop professionally in a supportive, inclusive, and engaging public health environment.
We are looking for someone with a knowledge of the principles and practice of public health, ideally around mental health, who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of Hertfordshire residents. We want someone who likes trying out new ideas and bringing about meaningful and positive change to help others. In addition, someone who understands the inequalities experienced by the Gypsy and Traveller communities and is keen to address them.
Main duties of the job
You’ll support the work of the Health Improvement Lead by developing and implementing health improvement projects and plans, and by reviewing outcomes. This will include working on multiple projects simultaneously, so you’ll be familiar with project management principles as well as confident to engage with a wide range of stakeholders (NHS, Voluntary and community sector, Police, and other statutory bodies. You’ll have excellent written and verbal communication skills including report writing and giving presentations to multiple and diverse audiences that includes being a competent user of Microsoft Office applications.
If you are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents and share our passion to prevent mental unwellness and suicides in in the Gypsy and Traveller population in Hertfordshire, then we would love to hear from you.
Benefits of working for HCC
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
The post holder will provide public health expertise, advice and support on health inequalities and health improvement, with a focus on public health outcomes, including Health and Wellbeing outcomes, for:
Adult mental health & suicide prevention focused on gypsy and traveller communities.
The role will also manage specific health improvement projects where appropriate, work with stakeholders to support the delivery of elements within a larger programme.
For an informal discussion please contact Manawar Jan-Khan at Manawar.Jan-Khan@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Closing date: 8 November 2021
Interview date: 17 & 18 November 2021