Working within the council’s Public Health team, you will lead and develop new and innovative public health programmes in Oldham. You will work in partnership with a range of partners, including commissioned services and community organisations, engaging and empowering local residents to improve their social, economic, environmental and physical wellbeing.
To work across internal and external organisational boundaries to drive forward the ambitions of the public health programmes in partnership with senior members of both Public Health and other teams.
To identify, inspire and mobilise delivery partners from across all sectors by using strong networking skills. To establish effective working relationships that will enable resources to be managed productively.
To ensure that the short- and long-term objectives of the programmes are demonstrated by ensuring and overseeing on-going evaluation of the programmes.
To lead on the ongoing communication of the programmes, ensuring awareness and engagement at a local, regional and national level, using all media and opportunities to promote the projects and the borough.
To shape and drive public health commissioning activity that delivers value for money, improved health outcomes and reduces health inequalities.
To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:
A proven track record of success in developing, managing and successfully delivering complex, wide-ranging and high-profile, multi-agency projects
A proven track record of success in communicating and engaging with a wide range of internal and external bodies, building partnerships and productive working relationships
Excellent negotiating, persuading and influencing skills to identify and facilitate effective delivery of public health programmes through partnership working and bring about behavioural change
An appreciation of the vital role that community engagement plays in improving the wellbeing of local people and communities and an understanding of approaches to community engagement and community development.