Health Officer - Head 4 Health (Fixed-term Contract until June 2024)

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
  • Wolverhampton, UK
  • 23 May, 2023
Full time Health & Safety Premier League

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Health Officer – Head 4 Health
DEPARTMENT: Wolves Foundation
REPORTS TO: Senior Health Officer
LOCATION: Molineux Stadium and working across the City of Wolverhampton
HOURS PER WEEK: 37.5 hours per week
WORKING ARRANGEMENT: Your working pattern will predominately be core office hours which are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, however, flexibility to work evenings and weekends will be necessary and directed by your line manager.
DATE: May 2023

Wolves Foundation is a cornerstone of the city of Wolverhampton. Through a team of highly skilled, dedicated staff and volunteers it harnesses the strong local connection with Wolves to motivate, educate and inspire tens of thousands of beneficiaries of its work across the city.

The charity works in partnership with key local stakeholders including the local authority, police, health service and education providers to identify risk factors in the city around societal issues and health status; using data and insight to deliver evidence-based practice through its vast array of projects that address these needs through its key three objectives;
The charity covers three pillars:

Healthier, more active people
Lifelong learning and skills
Safer, stronger communities

Working in the community is vital to its work and removing barriers to engagement regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. With participants ranging from 1 month to 100 years old across 225 different delivery sites in the city, work is delivered all year round improving the physical and mental health, personal development and life choices of the people engaged in its work.

All employees must uphold the key values and ethos of the Foundation to ensure delivery excellence. Employees must maintain professionalism and contractual, delivery and policy requirements.

Job purpose
To support the implementation and delivery of the Head 4 Health Project. The project aims to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of adults aged over the age of 18. The project aims to engage the target audience through a series of informative workshops and physical activity sessions working with key stakeholders within the city.

Key responsibilities
- To have a clear understanding of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundations core values and objectives.
- To support the health department with the project implementation, including mapping and planning activities.
- To establish new relationships and maintain existing relationships with key stakeholders and partner organisations.
- To liaise with local partner organisations to organise and book educational workshops.
- To lead on the delivery of Head 4 Health project including informational workshops and physical activity sessions.
- To develop and deliver physical activity sessions within the project.
- To develop creative ways to promote and market the project to engage participants to meet the intended project outcomes.
- To process referrals and contact participants to book them onto the programme.
- Identify, train, manage and mentor project volunteers.
- To collect and provide data for project reporting.
- Assist the Senior Health Officer and Health & Wellbeing Manager with any other Health related projects where necessary.

Safeguarding responsibilities
- To work alongside the DSL and Health & Wellbeing Manager to ensure safeguarding standards are met and maintained.
- Keep own CPD, knowledge and skills up to date in relation to our area of delivery and management.
- Responsible for structuring adequate quality assurance for their department.

This role involves working with children and/or adults at risk in a Regulated Activity (or in close proximity to children and/or adults at risk). This means that the post-holder is required to apply all relevant policies and uphold the Club’s commitment to safeguarding children and adults at risk.

General responsibilities
- Compliance with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Policies.
- Compliance with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation health & safety procedures.
- Compliance with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation safeguarding policies.
- Champion the club and Foundation values at all times.
- To maintain professional conduct at all times.
- To undertake other duties as may be reasonably expected.

Contractual Information
- Due to the nature of your role, there will be an occasional requirement to work evenings and/or weekends which will be directed by your line manager.

Key relationships
- Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Health & Wellbeing Manager.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Senior Health Officers
- Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Health Officers.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Senior Managers.
- Wolverhampton City Council – Public Health Department.
- Black Country Healthcare NHS Trust
- Local partner organisations including Recovery Near You, Service User Involvement Team, Starfish, NHS Healthy Minds and Wolverhampton Samaritans.
- Key stakeholders.