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City of Wolverhampton Council

Health Improvement Officer

Job description

We are recruiting a full-time permanent Health Improvement Officer position in Starting, Developing and Living Well arm of the City of Wolverhampton’s Public Health team. This post will provide additional support to work on the development of Family Hubs in Wolverhampton, specifically with workstreams on Infant Feeding and Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.
As a Health Improvement Officer, you will build Public Health capacity within the City of Wolverhampton by working with staff, organisations, community groups and volunteers to raise the profile of Public Health and health inequalities. This may involve developing and implementing local policy, networking, promoting evidence-based practice and evaluating health improvement initiatives in relation to public health outcomes and wider determinants. Project management is a key skill that is required for this role.
You will work in a matrix fashion, maintaining close links with staff in other teams and organisations who are working on related outcomes. You will bring generic public health skills, competences and knowledge that allow you to cover the work of other team members or pick up new areas of work where necessary. There is a strong commitment to workforce development for each member of the team.
Starting, Developing and Living Well covers the life course from pregnancy, through early years, school aged children and young people up to 18 as well as specialist work around sexual health, substance and alcohol use.
We are keen to hear from applicants with an interest or experience in improving outcomes and experiences for families, engaging with them from pregnancy through to when children start school. If you have worked with midwives, health visitors and early years staff this post could be of interest.
If you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact
Our working arrangements
All council roles are allocated to either a fixed, field or flexible work style. Some roles are agile which enables and empowers employees to maximise their performance and productivity, whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance. Roles with a fixed workstyle work in a fixed permanent council location. Roles with a field workstyle are usually allocated where employees are required to be out working in the community with a minimum requirement for ‘touch down’ space at any council location. Roles with a flexible workstyle have a flexible base location to meet the needs of the business and employees can work from a mixture of home or any council office, partner/client, or external location, as required to meet service requirements.

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