Waltham Forest Council is looking to appoint a Public Health Officer to join its Public Health team. The role is an important position within the team, supporting with the planning, delivery and evaluation of projects under the substance misuse portfolio. This includes a variety of activity under two national funding programmes attached to the Government’s rough sleeping strategy and ten-year drugs strategy.
Reporting to the Programme Manager for Substance Misuse, the postholder will need to work effectively to progress priority areas within the substance misuse portfolio according to national ambitions and local health and wellbeing needs, including the reduction of health inequalities.
The role will involve close working with the local drug and alcohol treatment service, mental health services, criminal justice, hospital and primary care leads and other partners, including within the community and voluntary sector. This will involve regular correspondence and liaison with stakeholders, supporting and coordinating others involved in project implementation, maintaining performance and financial records linked to progression of the projects and identifying gaps or issues to be addressed.
The postholder will also lead on monitoring progress and reporting against KPIs for each project and will be required to carry out research as needed to support timely and effective implementation of the projects.
We are looking for a self-motivated and organised individual with experience and knowledge in coordinating, managing or supporting project implementation in the public health field. The postholder will be an individual who is keen to be part of this fast-developing area of public health work, with experience in stakeholder management and team working. Experience in the drug and alcohol field is desirable, though not essential.
At present, the role is based at the Council offices in Walthamstow approximately once a week (and additionally where required by business needs, including the possibility of a small proportion of work at other local community sites), with remote working available the remainder of the time.
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