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Project Support Officer (Public Health)

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, UK
£25,119 - £31,364
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Project Support Officer (Public Health)


Grade 3 £25,119 - £31,364 (Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review)

Working 36.5 hours per week

This position is within the Bolder Healthier programme team which is part of the Head of Office team. The team you will be joining are engaged in a dynamic and diverse range of work engaging with the citizens of Birmingham. 

The Bolder Healthier programme is currently being developed to meet the needs of the city. The aim of the programme is working with our champions helping to cascade public health information amongst our community connectors. Providing public health expertise and working in a matrix way with the wider team and ensuring effective communication with our champions. You will also provide support at public health events, webinars and other public facing events.  You will also support to the Comms and Engagement Team to ensure effective communication between the council and citizens within Birmingham. You will also work to commission services and manage these service providers.

The team works with a wide range of stakeholders to improve health and wellbeing, including internal directorates, Integrated Care System, NHS trusts, the third sector and commissioned services.

The role will provide support to team colleagues in development of evidence-based projects to address health inequalities in the city. You will support and influence work to reduce demand and improve the health and wellbeing of groups.

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who has experience of partnership working with a diversity of stakeholders to support health work outputs and outcomes towards meeting the needs of Birmingham citizens.

What we are looking for:

  • You will have experience of working flexibly, proactively, in a matrix way to ensure business objectives are met.
  • Experience or a keen interest in understanding Public Health priorities and the relevant policy environment.
  • Ability to manage projects and knowledge on scoping projects stating aims objectives and milestones, underpinned by effective IT skills.
  • Experience of identifying and analysing a wide range of data sets and other intelligence to inform work and communicating information and concepts to a diversity of audiences.
  • Preparing reports and presentations through collation and analysis of data to inform decision making.
  • Planning and organising events, meetings and workshops from design stage to implementation
  • Sound communication skills including the ability to make use of different types of social media.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing demands.
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a diverse team, providing cover when needed to ensure continuity of service provision.
  • A motivated and enthusiastic self -starter that is willing to learn new concepts and take on additional learning and training where required.

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the miscellaneous attachment on to your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification and as outlined above. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Interviews for this post will take place in-person at 10 Woodcock St, Birmingham, B7 4BL. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact: Ben Murphy by email:

Closing date 3 December at 23.59  

Ref: BCC1751

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

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Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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