Public Health Programme Service Development Manager

Walsall Council
44190.00 - 49488.00 GBP Annual
02 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Job Type

Are you passionate about green spaces and its potential to improve health?

Do you have a talent for working with partner agencies to deliver excellence? We are looking for an enthusiastic leader who can develop our new integrated service to deliver environmental and health improvement across Walsall. This includes Walsall's expanse of green spaces, parks, countryside, waterways, urban forestry and other community settings.

You will take a multi-agency approach to implementing our green space and our health & wellbeing strategies, ensuring demonstrable and sustainable improvements.

Holding a first degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field, you will use your significant experience of providing specialist advice and expertise on public health/health improvement policy, of delivering strategic improvements to greenspace and of working in partnership across health and other partner agencies to deliver real change that contributes to healthy sustainable communities.

Walsall Council is a great place to work. Our workforce are proud to be here, understanding and respecting our values as an organisation whilst delivering effective and efficient services to our residents every day. Our workforce strategy recognises that the success of our organisation depends upon attracting, developing and retaining talent and having the right infrastructure and rewards approach in place in order to do so.

If you are passionate about delivering high quality, customer focused service and want to achieve great things in a supportive environment that offers opportunity and challenge in equal measure, Walsall Council is your employer of choice.

Walsall has much to offer, including extensive regeneration and a plethora of award-winning parks and open spaces.

As an employer, we provide an attractive employment package that includes:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement offering (for this role) a minimum 28 days leave per year plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year
  • Access to an award-winning pension scheme
  • Recent development of the working environment which has created a modern professional space in which to work with improved technology that allows agile working
  • Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills
  • A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers - we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve

We are keen to attract the best talent available. If that's you, we're waiting for your application.

This post is covered by the Government's Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Sunday 16 June 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 24 June 2019.

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities. A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).