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Senior Programme Officer

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    £19.64 - £20.64 per hour

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    9 days ago

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    6 months +

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Programme Officer to join our busy offices based in Newbury on a temporary basis for 6 months with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for someone to start ASAP, working 37 hours per week, at £19.64 p/h.

As the Senior Programme Officer, your main duties will include:

  • To lead on the health inequalities programme of work for West Berkshire
  • To lead on NHS Health Checks and contribute towards the Berkshire West CVD priority workstream
  • Contribute to the management and direction of local policies and strategies in relation to health improvement and the reduction of inequalities
  • Ensure that the reduction of health inequalities is embedded into policy, strategies and practice across the local authority based on population need, evidence of best practice and effectiveness
  • Keep up to date with relevant national and local policy, evidence and good practice focusing on wider determinants and health improvement
  • To identify opportunities to promote innovation and excellence in addressing health inequalities and improve outcomes for vulnerable communities
  • Champion work that empowers local communities to improve their health and wellbeing
  • To take a leadership role in reducing inequalities in testing and uptake of covid-19 vaccinations as part of the West Berkshire response to Covid-19
  • To support West Berkshire Council's recovery from Covid-19 and work to mitigate the long term impact of Covid-19 on individuals and communities
  • To support the implementation of the new Berkshire West Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • To work as part of the Berkshire West public health system, working closely with the public health shared team and other local public health teams in Berkshire
  • Undertake professional developmental activities, including in-house training, conference and workshops and other agreed activities
  • Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
  • Comply with WBC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.
  • Adhere to the standards set out in the WBC competency framework.

To be successful for this Senior Programme Officer post you will need to have:

  • Relevant Public Health qualification e.g Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health or other relevant Post Graduate qualification
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Experience of working in a political environment
  • Experience and knowledge of working with the NHS, local government, community and voluntary sector groups
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating public health programmes
  • Experience in applying project management principles, managing and reporting on outcomes and budgets
  • Experience in line managing staff
  • Experience in analyzing complex and varied data and handling datasets
  • Experience writing reports for different audiences
  • Experience in writing both short and long term action plans and strategies

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