Programme Manager - People

Posted 29 Jul 2020

Coventry City Council

Coventry One Friargate, Station Square, Coventry (Project or Program Mgmt.)


Job Type:contractDuration:12 months
Category:Project or Program Mgmt.Recruiter Reference:coventrycc/TP/250/650
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£42683 - £48126

The Public Health team is part of the Public Health, Insight and Migration Division. 

Reporting to the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, the team helps people to stay healthy and protect them from threats to their health.

The Public Health team commissions and delivers a wide range of services and programmes that tackle health inequalities and help people to live healthier lives including:

  • Alcohol and drugs misuse strategy, treatment and recovery services
  • Sexual health services including sexually transmitted infections and contraception
  • Healthy lifestyles support with losing weight, getting more active, giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol and improving your well being
  • Physical activity strategy and projects including school based exercise, parks and cycling
  • Family health including health visiting, infant feeding, school nurses, teenage pregnancy support, family weight management and services supporting BME families
  • Health protection strategy and services including air quality, blood borne virus testing, screening & immunisations, infection control, emergency planning and outbreak management
  • The Marmot City strategy, reducing health inequalities across the city
  • Domestic abuse and sexual abuse strategies and support services
  • Youth violence reduction

This is an exciting and challenging time to work in the Public Health Team.  If you are an individual that is committed to achieving the best outcomes for people across Coventry our team can help you make a difference through high-quality professional support, supervision, excellent learning and development opportunities

What is the job role?

Programme Manager – Public Health (Maternity Cover, Fixed term up to 12 months)  - Internal applicants only

We are looking for a Programme Manager to lead the development, delivery and programme management of multiple public health programmes linked to improving health and wellbeing for children, young people and older people.

The job role will:

  • Oversee the development, delivery and programme management of multiple public health programmes and projects identified in the Directorate Business Plan/ JSNA/ Health and Well-being Strategy and national public health policy (including the Public Health Outcomes Framework).
  • Provide advice and guidance to support the commissioning of services that lead to the delivery of improvement in health outcomes (service commissioned directly by public health or from other organisations, including the CCG).
  • Lead on the continuous quality improvement of public health services commissioned to meet the needs of children and families.
  • Development of evidence-based strategies to meet these health needs, including supporting service or pathway redesign and building consensus for the delivery of these strategies with a range of local partners.
  • Evaluate the impact of programmes, projects & service redesign and ensure that any relevant learning is incorporated into future programme delivery.
Who are we looking for?

You’ll have excellent programme management skills and people management skills and have significant experience of working collaboratively with staff across a range of organisations to develop joint solutions to complex problems.  

You’ll have a track record in problem solving, advocating change, effectively using data to understand local people’s needs and targeting resources in a way which maximises efficiency and effectiveness.  

You’ll also be a strong communicator, able to explain and present complex data to a wide range of audiences, including the Coventry’s Health and Wellbeing Board, to elected Members and to community and voluntary sector groups.  

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, please include the following information in your statement:

  • Ability and experience of managing multiple work programmes.
  • Experience to continuously improve services to drive quality improvements and shape service delivery.
  • Ability and experience of leading and motivating others outside your direct sphere of influence.
  • Ability and experience of working at a senior level across a range of organisations.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date: 26th August 2020

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

How to Apply

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