Were hiring a Project Lead to join our new Core20PLUS5project team atLive Well Wakefield, wholl be supporting local residents to improve their health and wellbeing and working to reduce health inequalities across Wakefield District.
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with this important project from the very start and make a difference for local people! Not only that, youll be joining a supportive team and receive a range of benefits.
IMPORTANT: If you're interested in applying for this role, please complete the Application Form on our website: https://www.nova-wd.org.uk/jobs/core20plus5-project-lead
Main duties of the job
The Project Lead will oversee the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the project along with Live Well Wakefield management, to ensure the project achieves its aims, and meets the needs of clients and commissioners.
Our Core20PLUS5 project is starting in January 2024 and colleagues from Live Well Wakefield will be working with two local community anchor organisations and a team of fantastic volunteers. Live Well Wakefield isa social prescribing and self-management service that supports adults to improve their health, wellbeing and independence.
Many adults are impacted by social barriers and non-medical needs that impact their ability to take up and attend health care appointments, and to adhere to health care plans. The team of volunteers will support individuals to attend local appointments, and a Social Prescriber will work with those same individuals to address any non-medical needs, working together to improve a persons overall health and wellbeing and reduce social barriers in order for them to be able to take up, attend and adhere to health appointments and care plans independently in the future.
27 November 2023
£29,153 a year
Agbrigg & Bell Vue Community Centre
The Project Lead's role will include:
- Working with the Core20PLUS5 team to develop the project
- Working with stakeholders to identify adults impacted by health inequalities and build referral pathways to encourage referrals into the project
- Leading on the day-to-day operational deliveryof the project, including co-ordinating and allocating referrals
- Providing peer advice, and supervisory support some members of the Core20PLUS5 team
- Monitoring project performance against targets
For more details, please read the full Job Description.
- Educated to degree level or can demonstrate equivalent competence/ experience.
- Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD).
- Educated in a field related to health and social care.
- Project management related qualifications/continued professional development
- Experience of projects undertaking direct work with people to help improve health and wellbeing.
- Experience of leading on or being involved in delivery of health and wellbeing projects.
- Experience of working with communities of interest, individuals, or groups.
- Experience of building effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders.
- Experience in writing reports, and case studies, and monitoring project progress/position.
- Experience of multi-disciplinary/ multi-organisation team working.
- Experience of assessing and addressing risk.
- Experience of working in a social prescribing service.
- Experience of delivering training to others.
- Experience of providing peer mentoring, or supervision to others.
- Experience in managing a caseload and prioritising need.
Skills and Knowledge
- An understanding of national and local priorities in regard to health inequalities faced by adults.
- Good knowledge of how health inequalities can impact long-term health and wellbeing.
- Understand the principles of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) working.
- Excellent understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills.
- Ability to recognise, assess and deal with potential risk in relation to client, personal, and colleague safety.
- Ability to develop project work with partners.
- Ability to engage, motivate, and create good working relationships with a variety of local people, and professionals.
- Excellent computer literacy and keyboard skills.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Knowledge of motivational interviewing and behaviour change techniques.
- A sound knowledge of principles and practice of Health and Wellbeing and preventative approaches.
- Knowledge of local voluntary and community, and statutory services relating to supporting vulnerable adults.
- Understanding of the NHS and Social Care.
- Previous SystmOne user
- Ability to maintain accurate and concise records.
- A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
- Ability to work independently under own initiative, but also to be a proactive and willing team member.
- Ability to drive, access to own vehicle, and willingness to travel across the Wakefield District.
- Ability and willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including occasional evening/weekend.