This opportunity is currently being offered on a fixed term contract basis until October 2025; however, if budgets allow the contract length may be extended and/or become permanent, though this is not guaranteed. If an internal council employee wishes to apply for this role, a secondment opportunity may be considered (please state this on your application).
We are currently recruiting for a Project Officer (Public Health) on a fixed term contract until October 2025. You will be required to provide a high level of support to the Senior Partnership Commissioners and the Partnership Commissioning Programme Lead in taking forward commissioning and contract management activity within the relevant portfolio area as directed.
To lead on contracting activity of commissioned services and associated time limited projects. Undertake the monitoring of contracted services and projects as directed to ensure the required outcomes, performance targets and savings targets are achieved.
Support the Senior Partnership Commissioners and Partnership Commissioning Programme Leads in undertaking practice research, assessment of need and demand data and financial analysis and arranging/coordinating patient/service user and provider engagement activity where required.
Ensure all programme plans, activity data, performance and savings data is regularly updated and maintained on the Programme Management System in a timely way.
Support the Senior Partnership Commissioners and Partnership Commissioning Programme Leads in proactively responding to day to day service requests, processing invoices and Individual Funding Requests, assist in the collation of ICB reporting requirements, coordinating strategic clinical group meetings and any other day-to-day activity as and when directed.
Support the quality assurance and compliance of contracts within the portfolio area.
Ensure that all commissioning activity is carried out in accordance with legislation, national guidelines, Medway Integrated Care Board and Medway Council’s policy and procedures and is applied using the principles of good practice including ethics and probity and take account of safeguarding policy and standards.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
We're committed to making Medway carbon neutral by 2050. We have developed an action plan to ensure we play our part in addressing the climate emergency. Our declaration fits into our Council Plan priority of making Medway a place to be proud of. The main outcome being a 'clean and green environment'. All Medway Council staff can access an additional day’s paid leave to undertake a volunteering activity which supports climate change.
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please e-mail Hannah Christie on email@example.com
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.