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Senior Health Improvement Facilitator (Lifestyles & Health Inequalities)

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
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Job term:
Full Time or Part Time
37 per week
Closing date:
01 December 2020 11:30 PM
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£32,910 pro rata for part time

Suffolk’s Public Health team are currently recruiting for a Senior Health Improvement Facilitator, to effectively and efficiently manage a wide variety of projects which improve health and reduce health inequalities. This is an opportunity to join a large, dynamic, and impassioned team.

You will take a population health approach towards improving health outcomes of Suffolk adults, while reducing health inequalities. You will support the Lifestyles & Health Inequalities team to deliver ambitious programmes of work around adult healthy weight, tobacco control, cardiovascular disease, and health inequalities, by taking an accountable lead role for a range of associated projects. You may also be required at short notice to pick up COVID-19 related items if necessary.

You will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of Public Health and health improvement, together with strong communication skills which will be required for collaborative working across both the public and voluntary and community sectors.

To succeed in this role the ideal candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • they are educated to degree level or have equivalent qualification/work experience in a relevant field. A post graduate qualification is also desirable
  • excellent knowledge and understanding of public health with experience in health improvement
  • highly developed project management skills, with proven experience of managing a range of health-related projects from inception to completion
  • confident and effective communication skills, and experience of working with a wide range of system partners and communities
  • strong influencing, negotiating, and leadership skills with proven involvement in delivering successful health improvement initiatives through partner collaboration
  • an ability to work across multiple work areas and adapt to changing priorities.

A background in Public Health or the NHS would also be an advantage, along with political astuteness.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion please contact Helen Reed (01473) 265340 or email: helen.reed@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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