Campaigns Officer for Public Health

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: SO1 £30,585 to £31,557
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 06/10/2021 at 23:55
Reference: C&D/21/164446

Do you want to help save lives?

Can you do this by creating evidence-based communication and engagement strategies?


If so, we want to hear from you.


Waltham Forest Council is investing in a Public Health communications and engagement team to develop a programme of campaigns and projects to help improve residents' health.


Whilst still promoting the COVID-19 vaccination, testing programme and rules and guidance, the team will also develop long-term behaviour change campaigns and promote the range of public health services available to Waltham Forest residents.


We want to hear from communicators that have experience in planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-led campaigns, across a variety of subject areas, to help lead this work.


As a new team we have a range of opportunities available:


1x Campaigns Officer for Public Health - Responsible for managing our communications content across our camapigns and channels.


1x Engagement Officer for Public Health - Responsible for designing and supporting our engagement programme in support of our public health campaigns and projects.


2x Communications Manager for Public Health - Responsible for designing and leading our public health behaviour change campaigns.


All roles are initially being offered internally only, either as 18 month fixed term contracts, or funded secondments from a permanent role.


Interviews will be held as soon as possible. If the positions cannot be recruited to internally we will go out to external advert.


If you want to have an informal conversation about any of the roles available contact Martin Szybut, Head of Communications and Engagement for Public Health on or 07967 348679.


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

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