Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Suffolk County Council’s Public Health as a Health and Wellbeing Project Officer in the Health Improvement team working from Endeavour House in Ipswich and home.

The team

You will work in a team covering a range of health improvement initiatives relating to drugs, alcohol and sexual health but have a focus on the delivery of the sexual health and health inequalities agenda, across the county of Suffolk.

You will need

You will have experience in project management, developing professional relationships with stakeholders, co-production and collaborative work to improve outcomes for service users.

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Your Responsibilities

You will:

  • support the delivery of health improvement initiatives with a particular focus on the Suffolk Sexual Health Transformation Programme
  • engage with service users and the public to inform service design
  • identify and develop projects which will improve population outcomes and prevent poor health
  • develop networks of cooperation and collaboration across the wider workforce.

We will offer you

This role offers a superb opportunity to develop an understanding of public health approaches to improving health, prevention of illness and reducing inequalities in health, working in a fast paced, supportive team and linking with the wider health and care system.

Travelling Requirements For Your Role

  • Infrequent Travel – We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Alison Amstutz, Senior Health Improvement Commissioner (Sexual health and Drugs and Alcohol) on 01473 260092 or email

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.

How To Apply

Step 1 – read the advert and the Job and Person Profile (JPP) .

Step 2 – complete the Supporting Statement template

Step 3 – complete the online application and upload your statement.

Your statement needs to indicate how you meet the criteria in the ‘Person Profile’ section of the (JPP)

Your statement should:

  • be no more than 2 sides of A4 in Arial font size 11
  • use the template provided (other formats will not be accepted)
  • be uploaded on your online application, as without this, your interest will not be progressed.

For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site .

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

About Us

We offer a fantastic working environment including diverse and active staff networks, great flexible working options and many benefits, as well as the opportunity to improve the lives of Suffolk residents.

Our WE ASPIRE values set out the behaviours we expect from everyone in the organisation regardless of who they are, what their role or grade is or where they work. The values have been developed through feedback and input from employees at the council and underpin how we go about our everyday work. They define us and help us to be the best we can be.

If you would like to know more about our benefits, values and equality commitments please visit the Suffolk County Council Jobs website and view the information within the tabs at the top of the screen.