Engagement and Campaigns Officer

PLA/2003 - Engagement and Campaigns Officer

Vacancy Description

Ballard House Fixed term - until 31 March 2025 37 hours per week Grade E (£25,878 to £28,371) per annum

Following a successful bid to Government, Plymouth City Council has been selected as one of eleven local authorities across England to participate in a pilot scheme funded from the Active Travel Social Prescribing Fund. Our success has created an exciting opportunity within our Environmental Planning division for an Engagement and Campaigns Officer.

Working with internal and external partners, the Engagement and Campaigns Officer will help deliver a 3-year Social Prescribing pilot project whereby GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals can refer people (via link workers) to a range of local, non-clinical services to support their health and wellbeing. This role will support the project team to help people get out and about in Plymouth’s green and blue spaces to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and reduce social isolation.

The key duties of this post are:

• Work with the project team to deliver outstanding services for participants to access the health and wellbeing benefits of walking and cycling in Plymouth’s outdoor spaces, drawing from Environmental Planning’s substantial experience of working in these sites to support delivery.

• Expanding and promoting the range of digital resources for walking and cycling including accompanying physical resources.

• Organising and attending events.

• Regular communications through a range of media to promote the project and digital resources.

• Monitoring and evaluation as required for the project to capture impact and learning.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact on improving the quality of people’s lives, whilst at the same time helping to build a city that is greener, healthier and more resilient through encouraging more active and sustainable travel. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who can effectively communicate to and work with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders. Experience of delivering and managing communication plans, organising events and working with social media and digital technology, with a strong team working ethos will be advantageous.

This is a hybrid role, combining office work (based at Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth) and working outdoors, with option to work from home. Some weekend work is required (attending events). The successful applicant will be expected to use sustainable transport, including the city’s fleet of e-bikes and Council e-vans/e-cars, so a full driving licence is essential to the role.

The role is based in the Natural Infrastructure Projects and Partnerships Team in Environmental Planning, who are responsible for managing partnerships, securing funding and delivering projects which promote, protect and enhance Plymouth’s Natural Infrastructure in a manner that delivers maximum benefits for people and nature.

For more information, please contact, andrew.clanfield@plymouth.gov.uk.

Closing date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Plymouth City Council is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As part of our commitment to promoting equality we offer guaranteed interviews to those who meet the essential criteria and are considered disabled, have been in Plymouth City Council care or are an Armed Forces Service Leaver within the last two years.

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