25th September 2017
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1. Specialist Health Improvement Practitioner, Physical Activity

Physical inactivity - one of our most significant public health challenges - is a major cause of preventable illness and premature death. Physical activity levels in South Gloucestershire are similar to the England average, but this means that many people are in our local communities are inactive. We have a breadth of insight knowledge and intelligence locally, however, the challenge is around how to translate that into increased participation in physical activity.

The South Gloucestershire Physical Activity Strategic Partnership has set out a clear vision in its Physical activity Strategy 2015-20 for partners to work together to make South Gloucestershire more active every day. However, despite all our work, commitment, physical infrastructure and affluent population, we cannot shift the stubborn inequalities in our population, including those seen in our physical activity levels.

We need to understand why we are not succeeding, and pursue deeper and more systematic changes, so that we may upscale initiatives that are evidenced based, co-produced by our local communities and that are based on their needs.

A recent expression of interest in Sport England's Local Delivery Pilot scheme was unsuccessful. However, we wish to build upon the collaborative work developed during the bidding process. We are looking for a dynamic individual, with proven experience of project management, to coordinate a concerted drive towards an increase in participation in physical activity and a reduction in sedentary behaviour in South Gloucestershire.

This post is a limited term contract until September 2018 and is part time, 18.5 hours per week.

DBS -Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

To find out more and apply please click here.

 

2.Specialist Health Improvement Practitioner, Smoking Cessation & Tobacco Control

The UK has made great strides in reducing the harms caused by smoking, the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in England. But whilst we have made great strides in the right direction, there is more to do. Over 200 deaths every day are still caused by smoking. Though smoking rates among young people and pregnant women have dramatically reduced, 8% of 15 year olds still smoke, risking a lifetime of ill health. Over 10% of pregnant women still smoke, with all the attendant risks of miscarriage, premature birth, still birth and neonatal complications. Smoking rates have remained stubbornly higher amongst those in our society who already suffer from poorer health and other disadvantages. Smoking rates are almost three times higher amongst the lowest earners, compared to the highest earners. (Towards a Smokefree Generation-tobacco control plan for England 2017)

The purpose of the Smoking Cessation and Tobacco Control team (SCTC) is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of South Gloucestershire, and to reduce health inequalities through the provision of high quality, effective, efficient, and evidence-based smoking cessation services in community settings. To improve health and wellbeing of children and young people by ensuring smoking prevention interventions in schools and other educational establishments are part of a local tobacco control strategy.

The SCTC team also strive to meet the key priorities highlighted in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Executive Summary (2016). We will promote a healthy lifestyle, reversing the rising levels of obesity, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity whilst continuing to reduce smoking. We also support in giving people the right skills and environment to make healthy choices.

This post is a limited term contract until September 2018 and is part time, 18.5 hours per week.

DBS - Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

To find out more and apply, please click here.