Suffolk County Council is seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Healthy Behaviours team in the Public Health and Communities (PH and C) Directorate as a Project Manager (Healthy Behaviours).
Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of people in Suffolk?
Are you interested in improving health behaviours, increasing prevention approaches, and reducing health inequalities within the Suffolk population?
Do you enjoy working with a range of partners and stakeholders to achieve great outcomes?
This position will be located at Endeavour House in Ipswich, with flexible working and hybrid working options available.
If the answers to these questions are yes, this could be your role!
be an important point of contact for key health behaviours
provide specialist advice and oversight to both internal and external partners
build relationships and influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, developing capacity and ensuring connectivity across the Suffolk system
work in partnership to identify, inform, develop, and deliver strategies, programmes, and interventions that improve health behaviours.
**Your role and responsibilities **
As a Project Manager, you will work flexibly, as part of the Healthy Behaviours Team, to provide a co-ordinated focus and first point of contact for PH and C’s work to support key health behaviours – specifically physical activity, tobacco control, health checks, and healthy eating.
a positive and innovative approach
experience of public health theory and practice
highly developed project management skills, with proven experience in simultaneously managing a range of successful health improvement and prevention programmes from inception to completion
confident and effective communication skills, and experience working with a wide range of partners, organisations, systems, and communities, to build and maintain excellent working relationships
a track record of effective networking, negotiating, persuading, and advocacy skills
proven ability to adapt to change, manage uncertainty and solve problems.
You will need
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (docx). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
flexible working options to support you, your work-life balance, and career, including supporting hybrid and/or remote working
extensive training and personal development opportunities
a generous leave entitlement
contributory pension scheme
public transport discounts and season ticket loan scheme
company discount scheme
a wide range of staff support networks and representative bodies.
**The team **
The purpose of the Health Behaviours Team within PH and C is to contribute to improving health behaviours, increasing prevention approaches, and reducing health inequalities within the Suffolk population, in accordance with national, regional, and local policies and targets.
Our team culture is one of support, creativity, and ambition. You will be working alongside a group of passionate individuals who are committed to making a difference to the people of Suffolk by tackling inequalities and delivering measurable outcomes.
We will offer you
**Travel and workplace requirements **
We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office base. Please contact the recruiting manager listed below if you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements.
For more information and to apply, click 'Apply Here'.