Co-Ordinator – Public Health, Cambridgeshire County Council

Reference HQ00020247
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 13 weeks/until position filled permanently
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £15.78 per hour

About the job:

As a Co-ordinator – Public Health for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, you will provide project support across Public Health by gathering/analysing information, building relationships and ensuring activities are relevant and processes consistent.

Remote working is offered for this role, however candidates will need to be able to collect/return IT equipment and be available, if required to attend meetings.

  • Lead on the development and implementation of business processes to achieve a quality and consistent service.
  •  Monitor and evaluate business processes and identify opportunities for improvement and change, ensuring that they are implemented.
  • Lead changes that impact the Business Support workforce and provide advice to Heads of Service and their teams.
  •  Represent the Directorate at corporate and organisational meetings, events and working groups and be the voice of the directorate and managers that are being represented.
  • Provide expertise for Services in relation to Business Development (including but not limited to Business Continuity Planning, Risk Management, internal Communications, Accommodation and Freedom of Information), taking a lead in relation to the areas of service expertise, as appropriate and dealing with enquires that require additional knowledge.
  •  Co-ordinate and lead projects, initiatives and events ensuring active participation, support and appropriately manage project work to ensure that objectives are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Gather and analyse data as requested by the service.
  •  Advise colleagues and senior managers on emerging and relevant issues relating to the business making recommendations for action and highlight areas of concern.
  • Communicate messages clearly and appropriately to different audiences
  •  Proactively support external and internal communication and the Directorate communication strategy.
  • Provide updates to Senior Managers, Services and staff on emerging issues.
  •  Engage and work with key partners, as appropriate and ensure partnerships are considered.
  • Lead excellent customer service delivery across the Business Support Service.
  •  Proactivity deal, provide solutions and signpost incoming communication by liaising with staff, families and professionals to provide information, advice or support, as directed by the service.

Successful candidates will need to be available to start immediately, have a strong background within support/project management, together with excellent communication skills.  Due to the nature of the role, flexibility is required, with a proactive approach and where tight timescales are adhered to.  Experience of working within a medical/health environment would be advantageous.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  •  Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  • Pension contribution from employer
  •  Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications


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