Public Health Programme Officer - Tobacco Control

City Hall

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 5th January 2020

Salary: £27095 - £30507

Total salary package*: £41598

Job Reference: LCC00901


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Job role

We are looking for an experienced Programme Officer to support the effective management and delivery of specific local health improvement programme areas, related to tobacco control.

Your time will be split between developing a programme of support to looked after children, and developing interventions to support other high prevalence groups who are at risk of tobacco related health inequalities.

You will work with a variety of key stakeholders and will be required to develop and maintain strong relationships both within and external to the Council.

Under the guidance of the programme lead, you will support the development and delivery of public health improvement programmes / projects, and ensure allocated projects / work streams are delivered within appropriate levels of quality, time, budget, resources and performance.

You will contribute to and advise on health improvement areas, supporting the development and implementation of local health improvement programmes, whilst monitoring and supporting the day to day delivery of health improvement programmes, including its adherence to national or local policies.

You will liaise with and influence stakeholders to support and deliver health improvement objectives. This includes the development and support of stakeholder and public engagement activities and delivering stop smoking support to specified target populations.

You will be required to prepare formal reports, briefings, updates and presentations including the collation and monitoring of service progress reports, whilst analysing relevant health data to support the programme lead in the evaluation of the effectiveness of public health initiatives, or improvement programmes.

What you will need

You will need to be educated to degree level, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of experience, including experience of using, updating and developing spreadsheets, e-mails and presentations for own, managers, other colleagues’, or public external use. Along with an ability to analyse any issues or problems, and work with others to propose and implement effective, creative and innovative solutions.

You will have knowledge and experience of the principles and practice of:
a. Project management
b. Effective relationship building
c. Continual service improvement methodology
d. Performance management
e. Community development theory
f. Risk management

Experience of working with young people would be beneficial.

An NCSCT smoking cessation qualification is desirable, or a willingness to complete this.

Additional information

This is a full time, fixed term 18 month opportunity, some evening and weekend working may be necessary.

For an informal discussion please contact: Amy Endacott, Tobacco Control Lead via email: or telephone 0116 454 3988.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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