Health Improvement Project Officer (Healthy Pregnancy Team)

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 4 (£26,188 - £31,888) per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. (there may be a requirement for evening and weekend working as per the needs of the service).
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 14/08/2020 at 23:56 PM
Reference: REC082RS

The Healthy Pregnancy Team are currently recruiting for a Health Improvement Project Officer on a permanent, full-time basis.  

The purpose of this role is to provide specialist public health interventions to support overall maternal health and wellbeing, including smoking cessation, healthy weight, nutrition, mental wellbeing, and infant feeding. In the current climate and acknowledging cultural shifts, we, as a provider must cater to the needs of pregnant women and their families. The postholder will be required to deliver one to one and group behaviour change interventions to a specified cohort of pregnant women who can often have multiple and complex needs. Such interventions can be expected to take place in a client’s own home, over the telephone, virtually or in a community setting. Full training is offered.

This health improvement role is targeted, and the post holder will be expected to meet targets on a regular basis, in line with national objectives. In order to achieve this, the post holder must be able to collect; record and maintain accurate data.  The successful candidate will be proficient at making decisions informed by analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data and evidence.

It is vital that the post holder is an excellent team player and is flexible to be able to cover team members’ caseloads on occasions such as annual leave or sickness absence.

The post holder will be expected to promote the specialist public health interventions through a variety of channels including at face to face promotional events, with key stakeholders and through social media.

The ability to drive and own a car is essential. 


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
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers


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 Jemima Dudgeon on 01634 334096.

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    


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 race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

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.


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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.

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