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Service Manager - Community Wellbeing and Partnerships (ref no: HH009)

Grade 11, Salary £45,241 - £50,837 (inclusive of local weighting) Permanent, full time - 37 hours per week (part-time working and job share considered)Based at Wallfields, Hertford. Closing date 9.00am, Monday 23rd September 2019

About the role 

An opportunity for a motivated self-starter to join us as our new 
Service Manager - Community Wellbeing and Partnership has become available to work in our Hertford office as part of the Housing and Health team. This is an exciting time for you to join us and develop your career as we are working on a wide range of community wellbeing and safety projects including introducing a number of new wellbeing hubs across the district, reviewing the provision of  CCTV and a drafting new cultural strategy.  

You will be at the forefront of developing and delivering programmes and projects aimed at maximising the health and wellbeing of our residents, including promoting community safety and tackling anti-social behaviour. The remit is challenging but rewarding with additional responsibilities including working with the Head of Housing and Health to ensure robust arrangements are in place regarding emergency planning and safeguarding.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • championing the role of the council in promoting safeguarding and safe and healthy communities among senior colleagues, elected members and key stakeholders such as Clinical Commissioning Groups, Hertfordshire County Council, notably Public Health and Social Services, voluntary sector groups and community groups
  • fostering and maintaining productive working relationships with the Police and other bodies concerned with maximising community safety 
  • ensuring robust emergency planning policies are in place
  • preparing reports, business cases, project initiation documents and specifications to deliver objectives
  • effectively managing operational budgets.

About you

This role will suit someone with the drive to make things happen coupled with the accompanying skills to quickly gain others' respect and confidence. Embracing the opportunities available in a rapidly changing policy and financial environment will be central to this role. 

The ideal candidate will bring a wide range of skills and experience, including:

  • an ability to demonstrate an understanding of how district councils can work collaboratively on health, wellbeing and community safety issues
  • experience of researching complex issues, writing reports and preparing comprehensive briefings 
  • excellent oral and influencing skills, with the ability to give clear advice on issues
  • an understanding of the scope for commercial thinking within a public sector setting 
  • the ability to work at pace
  • a degree level qualification or equivalent skills acquired through similar experience

About us

East Herts is consistently rated as amongst the best areas in the country to live, with excellent schools and healthcare, a huge array of green space, beautiful waterways, unique market towns and picturesque villages.  We also enjoy high levels of employment and a diverse local economy.

The vision of the council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire.

Whatever their role, everyone contributes to delivering great services to our local community. Our vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work. To accomplish this, our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, enhance the quality of people's lives and enable a flourishing local economy. 

Our staff team is at the very heart of our council - we recognise that together with our elected members, we make the difference to our local communities. We are dedicated to staff development and individual success within a team framework. To help our staff deliver, we provide a supportive work environment, development opportunities and work to help everyone achieve their potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance. 
Benefits of working for us

Working for East Herts Council offers:

  • a professional environment where your career path really matters and your development is supported by the organisation
  • generous  annual leave
  • flexi-time scheme
  • access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • a range of discounts including high street retailers and local leisure centres
  • a variety of flexible working options available, including part-time working, job share, compressed hours and home working 
  • a flexible and supportive team 
  • free tea and coffee.

As part of our Green Travel agenda we actively encourage employees to explore more economical and eco-friendly means of travel to work, for example public transport, cycle, walk or car share, and support this through a number of initiatives such as Liftshare.

How to apply

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jonathan Geall, Head of Housing and Health, on 01992 531594.

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Closing date: 9.00am, Monday 23rd September 2019.

CVs will not be accepted.

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.
If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview.  We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.

EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity