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Leicester City Council

Graduate Project Officer (Public Health)

Job description

Are you interested in improving the lives of some of our most vulnerable people in Leicester? Join us, as a Graduate Project Officer within the Drugs and Alcohol Team in Public Health and help us bring our vision forward for a fairer society in which everyone can live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.
Your work will influence work around the substance misuse agenda, helping to bring about lasting and beneficial change for those living with and effected by substance misuse in Leicester.
This is a full-time, fixed term post working 37 hours per week from Monday to Friday (for 24 months). You’ll have flexibility in hybrid working being both office based, at City Hall or working remotely from home to suit your needs.
What you’ll be doing

You’ll be involved in contract management, developing processes around monitoring and evaluation and project management. Day-to-day you’ll support various colleagues including Contract Officers, the Group Manager and wider members of the Drugs and Alcohol team to provide updates on key projects, workstreams and up-to-date data.
Within this role, you’ll undertake a variety of tasks include, but not limited to, drafting reports, writing minutes and agendas for meetings, as well as undertaking project work. In addition, as you progress you’ll act as the lead on aspects of your work where appropriate.
You’ll be given opportunities to learn about different aspects of contract management, with the opportunity to work with both external and internal partners on shared objectives to develop your knowledge and network.
What you’ll need
As someone who has graduated within the last 18 months, you’ll show a keen interest in the wider health and wellbeing of the population in Leicester. With an enthusiasm to learn and develop your knowledge and skills, your degree doesn’t need to be in a specific subject we’re just looking for graduates who can show how their transferable skills will benefit the role, team and Council as a whole.
You’ll hold the ability to organise your work efficiently, work under pressure and be adaptable. You’ll be someone who can successfully work as part of a team but also thrive in independent working. Having experience, whether it be within a work or education setting, of solving problems and thinking creatively to do so. In addition, you’ll have experience of utilising Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint to present confidently and showcase your strong literacy and data analysis skill sets.
What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including discounts on city buses and trains. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.

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