Senior Health Improvement Practitioner - Healthy Ageing

3 - 5 St James's Road, Dudley
£33,769 to £36,740 per annum
08 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018
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Dudley Council is in the process of transforming the health and wellbeing of its older people building on their assets and positive contribution to society. The borough has a flourishing voluntary and community sector which both provide older people with a wide range of opportunities to get involved and use their skills as well as providing help for older people who need extra support to live independently and with dignity.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in Dudley for a suitably qualified and experienced senior public health . health improvement professional in the Healthy Ageing Team. The team is in the process of transforming the health and wellbeing of its older people building on their assets and positive contribution to society.

The Director of Public Health annual report for 2015/2016 was focused on Healthy Ageing. It identifies four priority areas: increase social connectedness; develop age-friendly environment; support healthy behaviours; and develop high quality support services. The following link takes you to the full version of the report

For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact: Dr.Mayada Abu Affan Head of Service/Consultant in Public Health on: 01384 817174

NB.  We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received.

The post holder will apply advanced public health expertise and manage a broad portfolio of health improvement programmes which aim to improve the health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. This will include contributing to building capacity for health and wellbeing improvement across the council, partners and the public.

You will need to have a degree in a health and wellbeing related field, be highly self –motivated with exceptional written and verbal communication skills,

In the role you will Develop, lead, manage and implement key health and wellbeing programmes for either children and young people, adults and communities or older people, which identify and address health inequalities, Facilitate and co-ordinate the development and implementation of policy and strategy, including the interpretation of national policy at a local level, Work with partners to apply evidence base settings development approaches to promote health and wellbeing, prevent ill health and support those affected by ill health maintain inclusion, Develop, support and maintain effective multi agency delivery partnerships relevant to the designated work area, Contribute to the design, planning, implementation, performance management and evaluation of health and wellbeing programmes so that that they contribute to local and national priorities, Promote and facilitate joint working, collaboration and integrated programmes services between partner agencies and key stakeholders across settings and sectors; utilising appropriate multi-agency groups and networks to deliver improved outcomes and reduced costs. Ensure that target groups and communities are effectively engaged and involved in delivery throughout the whole programme process.

You should have significant experience of working in a public health or health improvement role e.g. education, environment, Public Health nursing, community /youth work or other, Excellent negotiating and influencing skills, successful delivery of projects in collaboration with partners, within timescale and resources, Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to network and develop effective relationships, Sound understanding of community engagement and community development approaches

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