Public Health Officer – OHID Drug and Alcohol Grants

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Yes
Closing Date: 01/07/2022 at 23:59
Reference: Fam/22/198885

Do you have experience of project coordination and working with a range of stakeholders towards delivering health improvement outcomes?

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is excited to be able to offer a new role of Public Health Project Officer to support the new funding streams and their related projects under the Substance Misuse portfolio which are part of a national strategy to help improve drug and alcohol outcomes.

Working under the management of the Public Health Strategist or Senior Public Health Strategist, the postholder will need to link in with other priority areas within the substance misuse portfolio and overall strategy. The role will involve close working with the local drug and alcohol treatment service, mental health services, criminal justice, hospital and primary care leads and other partners, including within the community and voluntary sector.

This will involve regular correspondence and liaison with stakeholders, supporting and coordinating others involved in grant project implementation, maintaining performance and financial records linked to progression of the projects and identifying gaps or issues to be addressed.

The postholder will also lead on monitoring progress and KPIs for each project and carry out research as needed to support timely and effective implementation of the projects

We are looking for a self-motivated and organised individual with experience and knowledge in coordinating, managing or supporting project implementation in the public health field. The postholder will be an individual who is keen to be part of the development of this new area of public health work, with experience in stakeholder management and team working. The role will involve hybrid working from home and from Waltham Forest Town Hall, with the possibility of a small proportion of work at other sites in the local community.

For more information please contact Laura Davidson – Public Health Strategist

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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