Support the health and wellbeing needs of the Irish community in Britain
We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to strengthen and develop Irish in Britain’s health and wellbeing activities and advocate for progress in policy for the community.
Health and Wellbeing Development Officer
Contract: Full time, 37.5 hours, permanent
Location: Irish in Britain London office, N17 8DX, occasional travel may be necessary
Reporting to: CEO
About the role
The Health and Wellbeing Development Officer will strengthen and develop Irish in Britain’s (IiB) health and wellbeing activities to ensure that health inequalities experienced by the Irish community in Britain are on the agenda of policymakers and providers at national and local level.
You will advocate for change in public policy, research, health and social care systems, facilitating consultations and presenting evidence from member organisations and community members. You will need to broker relationships between policy makers/providers, disseminating policy, research evidence, campaign and funding information and facilitating opportunities to engage the Irish community in national and local strategies to improve health.
Job description and specifications
Read the job specification for full details about the role.
Some of the key accountabilities in the job spec include:
- staying up to date with the latest evidence; monitoring and analysing external developments in public health, health and social care policy to identify opportunities to support Irish in Britain’s campaigning and influencing work
- building external relationships with health and social care sectors, research bodies, policy makers, and other key stakeholders, to influence policy and practice to benefit health and wellbeing of the Irish community in Britain
- liaising with national, statutory and non–governmental bodies about the health and wellbeing of the Irish community, making representations to ensure Irish inclusion in strategies and campaigns to address health inequalities.
- representing IiB in coalitions, strategic groups and partnerships relevant to Irish health
- writing quality evidence based policy reports, position statements, consultation responses, digital content and briefings which communicate IiB’s views to influence decision–makers and funding bodies
- developing systems to consult with and communicate the opinions of Irish community/ organisations to ensure IiB’ s health and wellbeing agenda is driven by community need
How to apply
- Read the full job description and specification
- Download and complete the Equality and Monitoring Form
- Send your CV together with a covering letter and the completed equality form to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line:
Application for Health & Wellbeing Development Officer role
28 September 2017
Individual applicants accepted only, agencies not accepted.