ICS Programme Manager - Behavioural Insight, Comms & Engagement

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 6 - £42,139 - £47,691 per annum / pro rata (as per 1 April 2024)
Location: Hybrid – Works part in the office (Gun Wharf) and part from home
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 15/04/2024 at 23:59
Reference: REC3044VR

This opportunity is currently being offered on a fixed term contract basis of 12 months; however, if budgets allow the contract length may be extended, though this is not guaranteed.  If an internal council employee wishes to apply for this role, a secondment opportunity may be considered (please state this on your application).

We are currently recruiting to an important and exciting role within our Prevention Team working across the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System.

We are a small team working collaboratively with all organisations across the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System to raise the profile of prevention and deliver on programmes to support improving physical and mental health and wellbeing.

If you are innovative, creative, able to work collaboratively in a matrix environment and embrace change, then please consider joining our team.

The postholder will be pivotal advocate in ensuring that behavioural insight, community engagement and communications are front and centre in taking forward prevention and health inequalities work and that there is a collaborative and coherent approach by organisations across the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System.

If you are interested in contributing to the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System ambitions to improve physical and mental health and well being and reduce health inequalities for the population of Kent and Medway, please take a look at the more detailed information in the job profile.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

We're committed to making Medway carbon neutral by 2050. We have developed an action plan to ensure we play our part in addressing the climate emergency.  Our declaration fits into our Council Plan priority of making Medway a place to be proud of. The main outcome being a 'clean and green environment'. All Medway Council staff can access an additional day’s paid leave to undertake a volunteering activity which supports climate change.

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Jacqui Moore, Kent, and Medway ICS Prevention Lead on 07809 401095.

Interviews are most likely to be held face to face in either Chatham or Maidstone.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed