Health & Social Well-being Improvement Officer

Location Ballymena, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £16.04 per hour
Published 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Christine Thompson
Job ref HO_1614251314

Job description

Our client a large public sector organisation based in Ballymena require a Health & Social Well-being Improvement Officer

Health and Social Well-being Improvement Officer will be responsible for:

  • 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.
  • Work as part of the Health & Social Wellbeing Improvement Team to influence planning, policy and decision-making within the PHA, the HSCB, multi-sectoral agencies and organisations, including local government, education, housing, community and voluntary sector, PSNI, private and independent sectors in order to improve the health and social well-being of the population.
  • 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. This will require the post holder to contribute to the development and delivery of regional and /or local Action Plans and to ensure appropriate consistency and coordination between local and Regional Plans. S/he will also be required to be a lead specialist for identified areas of health improvement.
  • S/he will be expected to build working links with a number of stakeholders including communities and voluntary sector organisations.
  • 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
  • ost holder will be expected to travel throughout Northern Ireland and may be required to occasionally travel outside of Northern Ireland.
  • The post holder will require initiative and vision, and will possess a range of leadership, management, motivational and influencing skills to fill this challenging position


  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of regional or local plans in response to identified needs and strategic priorities.
  • Lead on identified specialist health improvement issue(s) within local and regional plans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secure wider stakeholder involvement in the co-design, development, implementation and evaluation of health and social well-being improvement activities.
  • 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.
  • Participate in local and regional planning / implementation groups as appropriate including assessing need, interpreting information, advising on effective practice and facilitating sub group meetings.
  • Secure the cooperation and agreement of PHA/HSC locality/theme leads to ensure the development of local plans which are complementary to regional plans and priorities.
  • Contribute as appropriate to the development / delivery of an all island action plan for health improvement.
  • Participate in the review of current recording of relevant health and social well-being initiatives to provide a baseline for further development of recording in a consistent manner across disciplines, sectors and geography.
  • Contribute to research and needs analysis and ensure that this is used to inform practice.
  • Review evidence of effective interventions and ensure that this informs and updates current practice on a regular basis.
  • Contribute to effective business management processes including monitoring of PHA contracts.

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