This is an exciting and challenging time to be working in substance misuse within Public Health. Brighton & Hove has been awarded additional funding to support the local delivery of the Government’s new drug strategy - From Harm to Hope: a ten-year drugs plan to cut crime and save lives.
This post plays a key role in supporting the local delivery of the national strategy.
The post is based within the busy and dynamic public health team at Brighton & Hove City Council, and will be line managed by the Combatting Drugs Partnership strategy manager. The post holder will provide project co-ordination and administration services to the Brighton & Hove combatting drugs partnership. This will include the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of elements of the local delivery of the national strategy.
If you enjoy partnership working and are passionate about improving health outcomes for our population in a great city please think about applying for this job
About the role
The postholder will be primarily responsible for
- Providing co-ordination and administrative support to the strategy manager
- Lead and manage the administration of the combatting drugs partnership and the local action plans.
- Coordinate multi–agency meetings, providing full administration to ensure effective communication, and meetings management
- Work with the council’s communications teams, to ensure up to date, relevant information is easily accessible
- Co-ordinate of a range of public health projects related to the partnership
- Contribute to the reporting requirements of the combatting drugs partnership
- Manage relevant budgets for the partnership following appropriate procedures and raising payments and invoices as requested.
- Uphold and carry out the duties of the post with due regard to the City Council’s equality and inclusion policy.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
If you would like to discuss the role or for any further information, please email
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).