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Medway Council

Health Improvement Coordinator - Tobacco Control

Job description

Medway Public Health are currently seeking to recruit a Health Improvement Coordinator (Tobacco Control) to support the government’s ambition of reducing smoking prevalence to 5% or less by 2030. The successful candidate will be based within the Tobacco Control team and will assist the Health Improvement Project Officer with the implementation of tobacco control and harm reduction projects in Medway.

The ideal candidate will be a good listener and enjoy working with people to help them make positive lifestyle changes. The ability to engage service users including those who may have complex health and social factors impacting their lives, as well as influencing smokers who may be ambivalent or resistant to change, are crucial attributes for the successful candidate.

The postholder will be required to coordinate and support on a variety of tobacco control activities and communications with a range of stakeholders. These include meetings, training and representing the service at public facing events.

The successful candidate will be employed on a full-time permanent contract. Working hours will include some shifts outside of 9am – 5pm and may include some Saturdays. A full, clean driving licence and access to your own car is essential.

Experience in smoking cessation is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

In return we offer you:

Generous annual leave entitlement
Generous local government pension scheme package
Access to wider training and development qualifications
Flexible working scheme
Travel plan discounts
Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Vicky Carter on 01634 331289 / 07535 710329.

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
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