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Health Development Officer


Public Health

Salford City Council

Health Development Officer
Grade: 4A, £33,782 - £36,922
Working hours: Up to 36 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Closing Date: Friday 2nd October 2020

About us
Salford is a dynamic city and we pride ourselves on putting people at the heart of everything we do. One of our main priorities is to transform the city into a place that can really support its residents.

Here at Salford City Council we are a people centred and values-based organisation - Salford really is a great place to work. We have a positive permission culture across the organisation, embrace innovation and encourage development.

We have been recognised by the MJ Achievement Awards, making their shortlist for 2020 Local Authority of the Year!

Our response to Covid19
Salford’s response to the pandemic has been a fantastic effort as all services across the organisation have worked together to tackle this health crisis. It really has been a team effort and our wonderful employees have worked incredibly hard, with our values always in the forefront of their mind. We are so proud of the #TeamSalford effort.

We continue to demonstrate the Spirit of Salford, working with our partners across health, social care and voluntary to lead the city’s response.

Our Local Outbreak Management Plan sets out how we continue to work alongside one another to prevent, contain and limit the spread of the virus in the city and to support our residents and local businesses.

Along with our test, track and trace response our current focus is building on our current approaches to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness, to develop our local mass testing and to ensure our communities across the city continue to be engaged with.

Our service has been on the frontline of the council’s emergency response to Covid-19. We are a responsive and flexible service that provided emergency humanitarian support to residents who are vulnerable or shielding and places high importance on carrying out outreach work to reduce the spread of infection.

To enable us to continue our work supporting the city of Salford by delivering an excellent service, The Health Improvement Service are currently recruiting to a number of vacancies.

About you and the role
We are looking for people who are passionate about improving the lives of people of Salford. You must be highly motivated, an excellent communicator, and committed to reducing health inequalities.

We welcome your experience, knowledge and ideas and look forward to hearing from you. All opportunities offer fantastic scope for personal and professional development.

We are looking for a strong and highly motivated leader to successfully manage new and innovative public health and health improvement projects. You must have excellent communication and partnership working skills and be able to influence and motivate people with our values in mind. We are looking for someone with skills and experience in project management, training delivery and an understanding of digital communication within the field of health and behaviour change. Experience in the NHS Health Check programme is also desirable.

Flexible working
All roles will be operating over 7-days to ensure that we are always able to respond and mobilise quickly to contain any outbreaks. As a result we can be really flexible to fit around you and your other commitments.

Whatever your preference, whether it is to work over the weekend, in the evening of throughout the day, we are happy to talk flexible working.

Covid safe
We are a covid safe organisation and for some of these roles you will be required to work from home and connect with your team virtually – all technology will be provided for you. Your health and wellbeing is important to us and if you are required to go into the office, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand.

For an informal discussion please contact Angela Eden, Health Improvement Manager on 07799115451 or email  

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Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00. The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month. If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

Where you have lived or worked abroad for 12 months or more, continuously or in total over the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character  

About your benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at

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2nd Oct 2020

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