Health Improvement Officer: Early Years (22 hours per week)
The Waltham Forest Public Health Team wants to recruit a dynamic Health Improvement Officer to provide expert programme management and leadership within children and young people’s portfolio.
The post holder will be joining the Public Health team at an exciting time in the development of the public health function in London Borough of Waltham Forest. We are a dynamic team that is well embedded into the Families directorate of the local authority, with excellent working relationships across the wider council. The leaders of the borough are firmly committed to public health, and the principles of early intervention and prevention, making this an excellent place to work in collaboration to achieve genuine improvements for residents.
We are also a team committed to providing a stimulating environment within which to work, running monthly reflective practice sessions, journal clubs and providing opportunities for personal development through training, education, shadowing and on-the-job learning.
We are looking for candidates with strong, demonstrable project management experience in the field of children and young people’s health and wellbeing, with the ability to achieve outcomes through collaborative working with a range of stakeholders. You should have experience in working with children and young people’s settings in a diverse, urban environment.
The post holder will lead on the promotion of health and wellbeing in early year settings in Waltham Forest. The main focus will be to develop and promote the Waltham Forest Healthy Early Years Award and support early year settings, including Children and Family Centres, nurseries, under-5s in schools and childminders to participate. Working closely with these providers as well as policy leads, the Healthy Early Years London team, health services and other partners, you will build capacity within the children’s workforce and work creatively to enable settings to embed and sustain activity to improve health outcomes for children and families. Candidates will be expected to have good working knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage and awareness of the Healthy Early Years London programme.
We invite applications from individuals who are skilled at managing relationships and negotiating across a wide range of organisations, who understand the challenges faced by early years settings, local authorities and the Health Service, who have experience working in projects related to improving children’s health and who will contribute positively to the work of our dynamic public health team. In return we provide a stimulating environment within which to work and provide opportunities for personal development.
For further information please contact Zaya Fullerton, Public Health Strategist on 0208 496 4622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: noon Friday 28 September 2018
Interviews will be held on: Friday 5 October 2018
We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks from the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
London Borough of Waltham Forest values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.
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