£27,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Title:  Health Development Officer  

Reports to:  Health Development Manager 

Salary:  £27,500 

Hours:  Full Time (35 hours per week)  

Location:  Homebased (with occasional travel) 

Shine’s Health Team 

Shine’s Health Team provides condition-specific health advice and support to people of all ages with spina bifida or hydrocephalus, promoting good self-management and enabling people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus to live in optimum health.  The Team also aims to reduce the numbers of pregnancies affected by spina bifida and anencephaly through education around supplementation and fortification with folic acid, and other measures.  

Purpose of Job 

The Health Development Officer will deliver services and create resources to improve the health of Shine’s members, by informing members, their carers and professionals  

Principal Duties  

  • To support our members by answering their health queries and by working with the rest of the Health Team to offer pro-active advice and information sessions via Facebook Live, Zoom and other social platforms 

  • To provide ad hoc advice to Shine’s members, their carers  and professionals on complex health issues, and signpost to NHS services  

  • To collect information, statistics and research from a variety of sources to inform Shine’s health projects  

  • To create resources to inform and support members’ health  

  • To develop training/information resources for professionals  

  • To plan and deliver projects, events, presentations and information sessions for members and professionals  

  • To provide an information resource for Shine staff  

  • To form and engage with networks of health professionals 

  • To represent Shine at events and meetings (virtual during Covid -19 but possibly in person when safe) 

  • To work closely with the Health Communications Officer to produce and disseminate health information to Shine members and the general public  

Skills and Experience – Essential  

  • Professional Health Qualification  

  • Experience of searching scientific and medical literature, collating information and writing reports  

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal  

  • Ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team  

  • Ability to plan and deliver projects  

  • Good presentation skills  

Skills and Experience – Desirable  

  • Knowledge of the physical aspects of spina bifida and hydrocephalus  

Shine is a Disability Confident employer and will offer guaranteed interviews if a disabled applicant meets the minimum criteria for the job. 

To apply please submit your CV and supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role criteria.

Closing date: 19/07/2021 by 9am 

Interviews (by Zoom): 23/07/2021

More about Shine

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Refreshed on: 04 July 2021
Closed date: 19 July 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Nursing