Band 6 Health Improvement Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim, N. Ireland
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £14.20 per hour
Published 10 months ago
Contact Kathryn Blair
Job ref HSC1006_1568385228

Job description

Role: Band 6 Health and Social wellbeing Improvement Officer

Rate of Pay: £14.20 per hour

Location: Bedford Street, Belfast

Hours: 37.5 Hours

Duration: 1 month initially

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the development of a strategic and integrated approach to improving health and social wellbeing and reducing health inequalities in Northern Ireland.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of an effective and coherent team to deliver the wide-ranging objectives of health and social wellbeing.
  • Contribute to the development of joint working arrangements with local government and lead on discrete health improvement issues as identified.
  • Establish and develop key working relationships with a range of sectors to influence the achievement of health and wellbeing outcomes across sectors.
  • Work within existing resources and, where appropriate, advance the case for additional resources from a range of sources.
  • Support regional / local lead officer(s) to develop and take forward plans for specific identified issues / themes within health and social well-being improvement.
  • Lead on identified specialist health improvement issue(s) within local and regional plans.
  • Develop and deliver a range of specialist programmes which will demonstrate impact.
  • Develop and work with others in establishing demonstration models of effective practice.
  • Provide specialist training to a range of staff and community groups
  • The prime purpose of this post will be to promote, facilitate, and assist in the regional and local implementation of health and social well-being strategies, action plans and other related strategic priorities.
  • The post holder will drive, enable and facilitate the delivery of this work across the PHA and HSCB, and the wider statutory, community and voluntary sector, with particular emphasis on supporting the relevant planning, implementation or service groups. S/he will also be required to be a lead specialist for identified areas of health improvement.
  • The post holder will work very closely with the PHA lead senior officer(s) for identified health and social wellbeing priorities/ themes in delivering key strategic priorities and facilitating sub group meetings.
  • The post holder will also take the lead for identified multi agency initiatives / health improvement programmes.
  • Post holder will be expected to travel throughout Northern Ireland and may be required to occasionally travel outside of Northern Ireland.


  1. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of regional or local plans in response to identified needs and strategic priorities.
  2. Work closely with representatives of the Public Health Agency, Health and Social Care Board, Local Commissioning Groups, HSC Trusts, service users, voluntary and community sector organisations to ensure the delivery of identified priorities.
  3. Where appropriate take forward policy and service developments and improvement both locally and regionally, ensuring the active engagement of all stakeholders including the voluntary and community sectors in co-design and co-production processes.
  4. Secure wider stakeholder involvement in the co-design, development, implementation and evaluation of health and social well-being improvement activities.
  5. Be responsible for the coordination and delivery of appropriate evidence based training including the development of relevant health improvement training frameworks and appropriate quality standards. 7. Participate in local and regional planning / implementation groups as appropriate including assessing need, interpreting information, advising on effective practice and facilitating sub group meetings.
  6. Any other duties as required

Essential Criteria:

  1. Relevant Degree or recognised professional qualification or equivalent qualification (NQF level 6) and a minimum of 2 years' experience of project / programme management within a health improvement, public health, nursing, education, community development or mental health environment


  • A minimum of 5 years' experience within a health improvement, public health, nursing, education, community development or mental health environment

2. Experience of engaging with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including the voluntary and / or community sector.

3. Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Organisation which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Kathryn will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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