Job Title: Children and Young People’s Public Health Officer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
Starting Salary: £36,371 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £40,578 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People is a key priority in Hertfordshire. Our mental health and wellbeing affects everything we do, and with 50% of mental health issues starting before the age of 14, working to prevent mental illness in children and young people is incredibly important to ensuring they are able to thrive and have the best possible health outcomes.
This post is an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest in public health, mental health and wellbeing. You will support the work of the Health Improvement Lead by driving forward a number of workstreams including our pastoral leads networks through which we engage with and support education settings across Hertfordshire, and our children and young people’s suicide prevention work which you will lead, taking a whole systems approach by working closely with a range of stakeholders and responding to emerging research and insight.
Mental Health is everybody’s business, so you will work with a wide range of partners including health, education, and the voluntary sector, to identify and implement opportunities to promote good mental health.
This role will include working on multiple projects simultaneously, so you’ll be familiar with project management principles as well as confident to manage your own workload. The post holder will need a Driving Licence as you will be required to travel within Hertfordshire.
We are a small hard working and supportive team, dedicated to innovation and co-production with families, but always guided by research and evidence.
If you share our passion and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Hertfordshire families, and you have experience and knowledge of promoting good mental health, then we would love to hear from you.
Closing Date: Sunday 25th September 2022
Interview Date: Tuesday 18th or Wednesday 19th October 2022
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Jen Beer, Health Improvement Lead, on 07968 170215.
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
Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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Hertfordshire County Council has reviewed its pay structure and terms and conditions, as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, in which we are currently in a period of transition. You an read more about this on our website.
For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/statweb/jobs/job-details.html?nPostingId=94963&nPostingTargetId=152041&id=QY6FK026203F3VBQBV7V4F6GJ&LG=UK&mask=newexternal