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Sexual Health Outreach Support Officer - PO2

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£33,948 - £36,711
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/01/2020 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Waltham Forest is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our sexual health outreach team, focusing on the new Council Priority of improving children's life chances. This role will involve educating and engaging with young people to remove barriers to STI screening and contraception. The role is unique and dynamic which allows flexibility to meet the needs of our young people living, studying, working or visiting Waltham Forest. The role will involve some evenings and weekend work, especially during the summer months.

Some of the outreach duties undertaken will be:

  • Drop in sessions within schools, colleges and drug and alcohol services
  • Develop screening opportunities at local events
  • Support the service to increase C Card outlets across the borough
  • Develop a mystery shopping programme involving young people
  • Design and deliver seminars and workshops on current topics such as sexual health awareness, online safety and risk taking behaviour
  • Collate and analyse data on service performance across all outlets

The post is supported by the Public Health team and sits within Early Help.  You will be joining Waltham Forest at an exciting time in the development of the public health function, contributing towards achieving the priorities set out in JSNA and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy around children and young people which include reducing STIs and teenage pregnancy, promoting the mental and emotional health of children, reducing smoking and drug and alcohol use and increasing immunisation uptake.

We are looking for someone who is young people focused with experience of delivering to large groups, particularly in schools and other educational settings. Experience within education and sexual health would be an asset. Ideally the person will be familiar with working in Waltham Forest or a borough with a similar demographic profile.   

You will work in co-operation with other colleagues within Public Health, council directorates, schools, and the NHS and voluntary sector and will need to establish and maintain a wide range of working relationships. You will need to develop a good understanding of the context of services in the borough which impact on lifestyle, health and health inequalities of young people.

We invite applications from individuals who are skilled and experienced in working with young people with excellent interpersonal skills. A customer focused person who thrives on challenges and will be committed to making a difference to young people’s life chances. In return we provide a stimulating and rewarding environment within which to work, running reflective practice sessions and other CPD opportunities

For further information please contact Jacqui King, Young People’s Sexual Health Outreach Lead 07896 104368 or email

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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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