Programme Development Officer - Ref: EE46019

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Walsall Borough
G8 £29,343 - £33,464 per annum
06 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
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Programme Development Officer (Healthy Ageing, Mental Health and Wellbeing) – Ref: EE46019
Grade G8 £29,343 - £33,464 per annum

*This position is to provide support with a project and is fixed term for 12 months for potential for extension*

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Programme Development Officer (Healthy Ageing, Mental Health and Wellbeing in Public Health) at Walsall Council.  We are seeking an experienced, motivated and proactive individual to join our team, who can engage effectively with partner agencies to deliver health improvement.

Walsall Council is an innovative organisation, undergoing a transformational change programme to modernise its service offered to Walsall residents.  The public health team has strong collaborative working with partners across the borough including the NHS, voluntary sector, West Midlands Police and Housing and Fire services.

The post holder will represent Walsall Council and Public Health at a range of local and regional forums and will maintain strong links with partner agencies, including Public Health England, local healthcare trusts and NHS Walsall CCG.

The post holder will be an experienced and motivated individual who will contribute to progressing the development of the healthy ageing, mental health and wellbeing and suicide prevention programme areas work with a focus on the delivery and implementation of new and innovative processes, marketing and digital capabilities to deliver better service performance.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of public health community development and possess a degree in a relevant field and a further qualification in project management or equivalent.

You will have excellent IT skills with a knowledge of systems and processes in health improvement. Your skills will support the delivery of service change with additional capacity to drive forward a range of strategic projects.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate experience of managing successful projects with excellent negotiation and communication skills.

All employees of Walsall Council will be treated fairly and with respect and selection for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.  All employees and workers will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and commitment to undertake this role and wish to have an informal discussion with Angela Aitken, please contact or ring 01922 653747. 

Closing Date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Interviews will be held between 30th September and 4th October 2019

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for Public Sector workers.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with vulnerable adults.   Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

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