Healthy Communities Project Manager

Closing date: 

Tuesday, 2 April, 2024

Salary: 

FTE salary (per annum): £32,044 Pro-rata salary (per annum): £25,635

Full/Part Time: 

Part Time

Hours: 

28 hours per week

Contract details: 

Fixed-term contract length: 31st March 2025

Community Action Redbridge is a local infrastructure organisation working to support strong and resilient communities where people lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We are a small, friendly team based in central Ilford - just 20 minutes by train from Liverpool Street station. 

The healthy communities programme aims to find new ways to promote health and address inequalities in Redbridge using community development and health creation practice. 

Over the past year, our team of outreach workers and community development practitioners have engaged over 4,000 residents, helping local people build and share knowledge about health, encouraging people to take control over their wellbeing, and exploring what can improve health and wellbeing in Redbridge.   

Through our activities, we have identified two communities in the borough experiencing significant inequity – the Roma community and people living in Loxford ward – along with key priority areas for developing community action initiatives.  

Programme Overview 2024 - 2025 

Over the next year, we will work alongside local people from the identified communities to build on their strengths and take action for improved health and wellbeing. We will achieve this by supporting local people to establish a monthly community network to: 

  • Consider the future they want for themselves and their communities, 

  • Discuss issues and agree collective priorities,  

  • Share ideas and problem-solve issues, and 

  • Take practical action towards realising the future they want to see.  

Through this network, we will share information about local services, groups, and activities, and offer training and support for local people to upskill and take the lead with confidence.  

We will also lead the development of a Loxford neighbourhood forum where residents, community groups, voluntary sector, health (e.g., GP practices), education and social care services can come together to make connections, work together on what matters to local people, and address health and wellbeing needs in the area.   

Finally, we have been re-commissioned by the Public Health department of Redbridge Council to continue delivering our TB Awareness project, raising awareness amongst communities who are at high risk of TB. 

You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of projects within the Healthy Communities Programme, which includes overseeing the team and providing support for community action initiatives. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the power of community, with experience supporting inclusive community development and participation to drive change. You will also need to have project management experience and a commitment to the learning and development of yourself and those you manage.  

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! 

To apply for the post please download the job description and application form on our website and return your completed application form by no later than 9am Tuesday 2nd April 2024.  Please submit your application by email to hello@redbridgecommunityaction.org.uk 

At Community Action Redbridge, we recognise that our team is our greatest asset. We aim to create a culture where everyone feels valued, supported and fulfilled. We offer the following benefits to all our team members: 

- A supportive learning culture and opportunities to develop in your role 

- 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata) 

- A range of workplace wellbeing initiatives 

- Flexible working opportunities 

- Employer pension contribution 

- Season ticket and cycle to work scheme 

 

Recruitment timeline 

Live date – internal: 12 March 2024 

Live date – external: 12 March 2024 

Closing date: 2 April 2024 

Interview date: 11 April 2024 

Anticipated start date: ASAP 

 

 

Contact: 

Kathleen Moran

Telephone: 

020 8553 1004

Email: 

Job pack: 

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