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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/03/2020.

Public Health & Wellbeing Officer

Job Reference: 877-EXT-510

Employer:
Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Department:
Public Health
Location:
Crewe, Cheshire
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro-rata

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS BEING ADVERTISED ON BEHALF OF THE END OF LIFE PARTNERSHIP

Public Health and Wellbeing Officer
22.5 hrs per week - to be worked flexibly over 5 days
(may include some occasional evening and weekend work)

JOIN A DYNAMIC AND INNOVATIVE ORGANISATION – Leading, enabling, helping and supporting people and organisations to improve end of life experience and care for all

*We are able to maintain membership of the NHS Pension Scheme for existing members and operate a Stakeholder Pension Scheme for non-members*

The End of Life Partnership (EoLP) is a charity organisation, which aims to:

• lead, educate and facilitate excellence and best practice in palliative and end of life care
• influence and enable our communities to live and die well, supported by the health, social and voluntary workforce

At the EoLP we work closely to support stakeholders in palliative and end of life care to deliver outcomes frameworks and local priorities, supported and informed by strong community, patient, public, clinical influence and engagement.

You have the opportunity to be part of a visionary team and work in an environment, which supports and values individuals. You will be part of an organisation that works collaboratively with partners across geographic and professional boundaries, across multiple care settings and communities – transforming end of life experience and care.

The EoLP’s main office base is near Crewe, Cheshire with additional teaching and office bases in other locations across Cheshire.

The EoLP is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, religion or belief.

The role:
• Based within the Public Health and Wellbeing Team
• Promote a public health approach towards end of life
• Hold a portfolio of projects and work with the public through a Compassionate Communities approach
• Proactive identification and enablement of opportunities to engage and facilitate sessions with diverse and wide ranging audiences
• Recruitment, coordination and management of volunteers, befrienders and Compassionate Communities
• Lead and manage Public Health and Wellbeing programme engagement events
• To develop tailored and bespoke resources for a variety of audiences to communicate the messages of the Public Health and Wellbeing Team
• To develop effective working relationships with a wide range of partner organisations to ensure coordinated action
• To represent and support communities and partners to identify assets, needs and gaps in capacity and to develop viable community solutions and projects


About you:
You will have:
• Good communication skills
• Understanding of public health, community development and compassionate communities approaches
• Experience of working with the public and a wide range of stakeholders
• Experience of group facilitation
• Ability to be flexible and respond and adapt quickly to change
• Ability to be a supportive team member whilst also working proactively
• Planning ability skills
• Proven experience of managing projects and achieving outcomes


Minimum Requirements:

• Relevant degree or equivalent experience
• Significant experience of working with the public (including diverse communities and less frequently heard groups) in relation to supporting knowledge, attitude and behaviour change
• Understanding of social marketing/public health/community development approaches
• Self-supporting in Microsoft Office, the Internet and Databases
• Experience of delivering presentation and/or training in a range of settings
• Experience of developing and implementing successful health improvement initiatives

Salary scale:
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata

Hours:
22.5 hours per week

Closing date:
6th March 2020

Interview date:
25th March 2020

Contact
Frances Underhill (Public Health and Wellbeing Officer) or Alison Clifford (Head of Operations and Organisational Development) will be available to discuss the positions informally with prospective candidates. You are also most welcome to arrange an informal visit. Please contact Caroline Kirkham on 01270 310260 to arrange a mutually convenient time for a discussion or visit.
The End of Life Partnership does not hold an employer’s sponsor licence for sponsoring tier 2 Visas; therefore, we are unable to progress any applications, which are reliant on a visa.


Please note that if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please accept that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful

 

 




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