London Higher is seeking a part-time Project Manager with experience working in health promotion, higher education or related field to lead on the coordination and management of the London Health and Wellbeing Network, as well as lead on the delivery of a newly-funded project to create a mental health referral pathways toolkit with 15 universities and their partners across London.
In this newly created role, you will lead on servicing the London Health and Wellbeing Network, an informal network of universities and stakeholders in London who meet 3 or 4 times a year to discuss issues of relevant importance and to share good practice. Additionally you will drive and lead on developing the referral pathways toolkit (in liaison with project partners) by developing key relationships with all project partners, researching key areas of mental health and wellbeing processes currently in use in partner institutions with the ultimate aim of developing a prototype toolkit to be tested and deployed within partner institutions.
The focus of the toolkit is to map and develop NHS referral pathways for students living across all London boroughs and health authorities (including primary and secondary care, health promotion services, mental health community services) in order to map links that partners organisations have developed locally to create a comprehensive referral pathway index of information to be used by HEIs to ensure effective referrals to providers. By developing a toolkit that improves referral pathways for HEIs and primary and secondary health care providers, by creating an online index and improving efficacy and efficiency, we are able to target a significant proportion of students across London and achieve a positive change for student mental health and wellbeing. By creating and embedding these tools, we will enable early intervention ultimately improving academic and wellbeing outcomes.
You will have experience working in health promotion and/or public health, with an interest in higher education. You will possess the skills necessary to maintain good working relationships with stakeholders, be able to undertake research and analysis, as well as to organise meetings and events. The post-holder will be expected to travel to partner institutions and stakeholders in London as part of their engagement. The post is part-time, 21 hours per week, and flexible working is offered as part of a range of company-wide benefits.
About London Higher
London Higher is an ‘umbrella’ body representing over 40 publicly funded universities and higher education institutions in London, as well as several universities with centres in London and a small number of private providers.
The organisation currently has four core divisions, each with its own stream of research and advocacy activities, along with several discrete projects. Our outputs are diverse and include research reports, promotional material, meetings and workshops, parliamentary lobbying, media management and receptions. We also run a wide range of advisory groups and networks.
In addition we work closely with partner organisations including the Greater London Authority (GLA), London First, the business sector and higher education bodies.
London Higher offers a range of company-wide benefits including flexible working, work from home days and flexible start and finish times.
About the London Health HE Division
Sitting at the intersection of higher education and health, London Health HE connects senior leaders across London to advance health and medical education, as well as student and staff wellbeing. London Health HE is a division of London Higher.
To help our members respond to specific challenges in health and higher education, we currently facilitate three senior leader networks: the London Healthcare Education Group (LHEG), London Medicine (LMED) and the London Health & Wellbeing Network (LHWN). LHEG connects senior leaders in nursing, midwifery and allied health education, and LMED serves a parallel purpose in medicine and dentistry. LHWN has a broader reach but a specific focus on student and staff health, including mental health and wellbeing. All three networks include representatives from London’s higher education institutions and other stakeholders, including the Office for Students and the NHS.
How to apply
For further information or to apply for this role please visit the London Higher Website.
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