Addressing health inequalities in Brent
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Following agreement at the Brent Health and Wellbeing Board to make addressing health inequalities a priority, these is one new post working jointly across the council, NHS and community to support the development and delivery of community action plans.
The post will be required to identify and develop relationships with key local organisations (a range of residents, community leaders and community groups). Co-develop local priority issues and from community feedback and create and implement tangible actions via hyperlocal action plan with your Champions across target communities that will lead to the successful implementation of the action plan, leading to sustainable and meaningful outcomes.
The post will be part of a small multi-disciplinary team working to address health inequalities, reporting into a Strategic Board of partners and to the Brent Health and Wellbeing Board. They will be required to work closely with other colleagues on a range of issues from communications to the establishment of a new health service.
The successful candidate will be passionate about working with communities and about health inequalities. They will have a strong understanding of the issues facing communities, and have a positive approach to working with and listening to people. They will bring a strong action oriented approach with a clear focus on outcomes.
The successful candidate will have evidenced experience of working in a community environment.
Closing Date: 30 September 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.