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Community Health and Wellbeing Development Officer (Apprentice)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to support an apprenticeship position as a Community Health and Wellbeing Development Officer through a combination of academic study and work-based learning.

A key responsibility of this role will be to pursue a course of study for the Public Health (Integrated Degree) Level 6 Apprenticeship, offered by a suitable training provider, which is likely to be a university on a part-time basis commencing January 2022. You will spend at least 20% of your employed time completing training and learning activities to complete the Public Health (Integrated Degree) Level 6 Apprenticeship which is the standard required for registration as a Public Health Practitioner with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR),

The role will support both councils to improve the health and wellbeing of the local populations of Richmond and Wandsworth. Our team covers programmes relating adults, older people, and prevention within our wider Public Health Team. We are a welcoming, with a learning approach. Within this role you will develop public health skills related to these areas, and a wide range of developmental opportunities is offered, that only a large organisation can provide.

We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm to be part of our team objective to achieve the best health outcomes for residents. The Community Health and Wellbeing Development Officer will have the opportunity to be involved in development and delivery of community action prevention and wellbeing projects and activity. The post holder will work with the local community to develop and deliver a range of health and wellbeing activities and prevention programmes based on evidence and community need.

In addition, we are looking for someone with excellent community engagement experience, motivation skills and communication skills. You will embrace diversity and be able to work and influence people from all walks of life.

Please see the job profile for a full list of requirements.  You must be able to evidence that you meet the eligibility requirements. Please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria in the Job Description & Person Specification.

For an informal conversation about the role please email Tamatha Macey at tamatha.macey@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate  working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include working from home/flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you would like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  3rd November 2021

Shortlisting Dates: 4th November 2021

Interview Dates: 16th - 18th November 2021      

Useful Information: Please note that the course will be based at Coventry university. You will therefore be required to attend face to face sessions in Coventry. Please note that you will not be eligible for the apprenticeship if you already hold a qualification in Public Health at Level 6 or higher.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information: This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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