Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
Post 1 (Public Health Children and Young People – Healthy Schools)
You will work as part of a team to embed and improve public health outcomes for children, young people and families living in the Borough, across the Integrated Care System. You will use your communication and interpersonal skills to influence strategic partnerships; building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the development and implementation of strategies and interventions that tackle health inequalities and target children and young people in most need.
You will work closely with education and early years settings across Barnsley, supporting them to identify public health priorities and inform the development and delivery of action plans to tackle health inequalities and drive improvement in the health of their students. You will provide advice and guidance to schools and early years settings to support their implementation of the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum and whole school approach. You will play a lead role in the design and development of Barnsley’s Healthy Settings Award through collaboration with education settings and wider partners.
Post 2 (Public Health Children and Young People: Adverse Childhood Experience)
You will work as part of a team to develop and deliver an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and Trauma Informed Strategy across BMBC and wider partners including education settings, early years, South Yorkshire Police and training providers, with the aim of Barnsley becoming an ACE Aware Place. You will lead research into ACEs and Trauma Informed approaches through communication with local, regional and national partners which will contribute to the implementation of trauma informed practices as a whole community approach. You will play a lead role in supporting wider services to develop trauma informed policy and embed trauma informed practice through multi-agency working and identifying opportunities for workforce development.
You will use your communication and interpersonal skills to influence strategic partnerships; building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the development and implementation of multi-agency action plans that tackle health inequalities and target children and young people in most need.
What you’ll need
To join us, you will need to be passionate about the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Barnsley and a great team worker with excellent communication skills. It would be beneficial for you to understand the complexities of working with educational settings to promote health and wellbeing and the benefits of adopting a flexible and creative approach.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. Barnsley Council’s distributed public health model supports our vision to be a Public Health Council. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a wider team who can really make a difference to the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the Borough.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.