At Lancaster City Council we are determined to improve the health and wellbeing of residents. We want to see improvements in population health, lowering of health inequalities, and specific action on food poverty, fuel poverty, social isolation, young people’s and older people’s mental health.
We are fortunate to have good health and wellbeing inter-agency working, a range of dynamic community groups, and a strong community spirit of hope and optimism for the future. We are supporting this with a clear-eyed focus on the need for action, and we are confident that targeted local projects can make a real difference.
We are now looking for a proactive and innovative project coordinator to drive and deliver the Council’s work across the Lancaster District, which includes Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth areas and the Lune Valley.
This 12 month post is a great opportunity to showcase what you can achieve in a dynamic local authority setting, working closely with impassioned local community groups and progressive partners. You will be using all your public health training and experience, with a particular focus on the wider determinants of health, to hit the ground running. The challenge is to deliver tangible results that local people can see for themselves. Working with partners and communities and adopting best practice and utilising recognised techniques, the post holder will coordinate a number of projects aimed at tackling the five priority work streams.
This role is temporary for up to 12 months. The hours of work for this position are 37 hour per week, working Monday to Friday. Staff cover is required each working day during office hours, and availability for ad-hoc operational requirements necessitating work in the early morning, evening and occasionally at weekends or on bank holidays. The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post.
This post is based at Morecambe Town Hall but travels extensively between Council and partner organisation offices. It is a peripatetic post requiring frequent travel and lone working. This is why a full current UK driving licence is essential for this role.
To discuss the role in more detail, call Richard Walsh on 01524 582848. To find out more about the City of Lancaster, go to https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/information/the-lancaster-story
Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.
Interview date: Week commencing 02 September 2019