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Senior Programme Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £42,403 to £50,512 per annum, (Grade K)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/07/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity within a supportive and forward-thinking local authority? West Berkshire Council is seeking a Senior Programme Officer to join our Public Health and Wellbeing Service, based at Market Street Offices in West Berkshire.

As the Senior Programme Officer, you will play a key role in the delivery of a wide range of projects and programmes. You will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing evidence based public health and wellbeing programmes
  • Providing expert advice and guidance to colleagues and stakeholders on public health and wellbeing
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of programmes, identifying areas for improvement
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external partners

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • Proven experience in leading public health programmes, ideally within a public sector or local government setting
  • Strong public health skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement abilities
  • A proactive and solution-focused approach to work

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Zoe Campbell on 07818580580 or April Peberdy on 07917 627444 or email Zoe.Campbell1@westberks.gov.uk, April.peberdy@westberks.gov.uk

West Berkshire Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.

To apply, please visit our website and submit your application by 1st July

Join West Berkshire Council and make a positive impact in our local community today.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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