Graduate Project Officer (Reducing Infant Mortality)

Graduate Project Officer (Reducing Infant Mortality)

Salary: £17,681 – £18,672 per annum

Location: City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester  LE1 1FZ

Full Time (37 hrs/wk), Fixed Term for 6 months – Graduate Opportunity

As part of the City Council’s drive to provide graduates with more opportunities to experience work and develop career paths we are pleased to offer an exciting and challenging role within our Public Health division.

In April 2013, the NHS underwent a major change in its functions and delivery and as a result the responsibility for public health was transferred to local authorities, with portfolios covering various health themes and a number of mandatory services that the Council have to deliver. The work of the division aims to increase the health and wellbeing of the city, looking at maintaining a healthy weight, promoting healthy lifestyle choices and supporting and guiding residents to improve their own, and their family’s, health.

You will support the Public Health team to progress key actions from within the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Infant Mortality Strategy and Action Plan. We would anticipate the following outcomes:

-Collection and analysis of insight work, carried out in partnership with Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP), into why some low risk women chose to opt against midwife-led birthing options because of culturally based fallacies;

-Collection and analysis of insight work, carried out in partnership with MVP, into how to deliver key messages about modifiable risk factors to specific groups e.g. grandparents, non-English speakers, young mothers etc. with the aim of producing awareness-raising resources for the identified groups;

-Use both of the above outcomes to develop and deliver communications across the 3 Local Authorities, University Hospitals Leicester, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and the Clinical Commissioning Groups, in partnership with MVP;

-Using the above outcomes to develop wording for a proposed ‘pledge’ for key organisations across LLR to support and promote key messages around the modifiable risk factors linked to still birth and infant mortality, in partnership with MVP;

-Research and identify local voluntary & community sector organisations who work with expectant/new mums and support them to provide and promote messages around the key modifiable risk factors, in partnership with MVP;

-In partnership with MVP, deliver findings, outcomes and promote resources at an event in Safer Sleep week (11th-15th March 2019).

Requirements of the post include:

-Must have graduated in the last 18 months with a 2:2 degree or above;

-Experience of and ability to produce professional reports and presentations;

-Proficient in standard Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

-Demonstrate an interest in working within a project management environment;

-Good communication, interpersonal and networking skills;

-Organisational skills to prioritise and work across multiple tasks, able to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.


For an informal discussion please contact Clare Mills on 0116 454 4617 /

Required to start as soon as possible.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 30 November 2018

Assessment and Interview: Likely to be held on 14 December 2018

Post Number: R5645/1118KP

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