Screening Inequalities Engagement Officer SIEP Manager
VACANCY (Post Title): Screening Inequalities Engagement Programme (SIEP) Manager
Health Protection, Directorate of Public Health
GRADE: Band 6
SALARY: £27,635 to £37,010
23 Months Fixed Term (Project Work)
Description of Role:
The Screening Inequalities Engagement Programme (SIEP), a new Dumfries and Galloway wide initiative, is being funded by Scottish Government Population Health Improvement Directorate for Screening Inequalities. It aims to engage with local people and communities to gain an understanding of the barriers and facilitators for accessing screening. This is to improve, where required, the uptake of breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening, particularly for people experiencing homelessness and/ or with mental health problems. The project will take a community development approach to identify and develop new ways of improving screening uptakes.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway (D&G) are recruiting a small team to take this work forward under the supervision of health protection and a local partnership group.
The Programme Manager, supported by D&G’s CAPE network (Community Action through Participation and Engagement), will lead the team on all community engagement work for this programme (SIEP)and in partnership with Public Health, Third Sector, communities and key stakeholders will develop an action plan that set out tests of change. The work will be linked to public health principles, ensure evidence-based practice and strong effective partnership working to meet local needs and improve uptakes.
The post holder will provide support and advice on the development and implementation of the engagement programme, enable signposting to public health/health improvement programmes and contribute to developing appropriate interventions/ initiatives that will promote and improve uptake of screening.
The post holder should have degree level qualification and 3 years experience in a relevant field e.g. community development, community work, social work and or health education or be able to demonstrate the equivalent. He/ she should have experience in project management, delivering programmes or projects and research and audits. They should have a good understanding and experience of community engagement, multi-agency partnership working and community development approaches.
Informal enquires to: Thomesena Lochhead Tel / Mobileor Email:
Closing Date: Thursday 28 June 2018 (midnight)
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