THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF INDEPENDENT LIVES
Adult Social Care and Health Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where our passionate, caring and committed professionals do brilliant work every day.
Mrs D was frail and unwell. Her son was her main carer but he wasn’t coping. We stepped in to help but they were hostile to outside agencies. They’d always lived together and were terrified they’d be split up. Our social worker did a great job persuading Mrs D to get hospital treatment and a temporary stay in a care home. In an epic effort throughout COVID, she gained the son’s trust and sorted all the repairs, carers and nurses needed so that Mrs D could come home to live with her son. We also got Mr D regular respite and a personal budget awarded in recognition of him as her carer. After all, there’s nothing more important than living the life you want.
As a Project Officer in Public Health, you can make your own powerful contribution to the health and wellbeing of residents across diverse boroughs. You’ll be a valued member of an excellent team of public health specialists, whose work enjoys a high profile and benefits from strong partnerships with stakeholders and the local community. In this varied role, you’ll play a key part in supporting a range of public health projects and programmes focusing on children, young people (CYP) and families– from health promotion, to health services and health protection.
Based in the children’s and young people function in the Public Health team, you’ll report to a Senior Public Health Strategist. You’ll work with staff across and beyond the directorate, who all share your passion for the difference public health can make in people’s lives.
You will be a key member of the team, contributing to improving health and wellbeing of local children and young people: including working on the early years, school-aged health and especially how we can support some of the most vulnerable children and young people.
We’ll look to you to provide Public Health project and programme management support and coordination. Drawing on your full spectrum of project and programme skills, you’ll contribute to everything from programme and strategy development and resource planning, communications, and reporting.
You will work closely and collaboratively with stakeholders including early years, schools, Children’s services, Community Safety, third sector organisations and NHS partners, and you will play a key role in driving the local CYPs health and wellbeing agenda.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
Whether you have Public Health, a project management qualification or an equivalent level of relevant experience, you’ll demonstrate excellent organisational skills plus a flexible and resilient approach to your work.
Experience of working with a variety of stakeholders, project development, coordinating complex projects, and using Microsoft Office is essential.
A commitment to making a difference to residents’ health and wellbeing is vital. Your flair for communication with all kinds of people, both in person and in writing, enable you to help move projects forward and solve challenges creatively across multiple activities at the same time.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME, Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
Contact details for an informal discussion: Debbie Arrigon, Senior Public Health Strategist via email at email@example.com
Interview date: Week Commencing 9 January 2023