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Project Officer (3 posts)

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
09 June 2024

Project Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Public Health department to support the work of the Health Improvement Team. We are looking to recruit an organised and enthusiastic individual to support the management team in Live Life Better Derbyshire as a Project Officer. 

The post holder will support the service in the following ways (not exhaustive)

  • Performance data analysis, to include research of standard and non-standard data and generation of performance reports from a number of data sources
  • Support with the development and maintenance of I.T. within the service. This will include work on bespoke databases and DCC databases
  • By undertaking research to improve the offer of Live Life Better Derbyshire
  • Project management of appropriate projects and providing support to Service Managers where required.
  • Delivery of training to partners and stakeholders about LLBD services and IT systems.
  • Scheduling and monitoring Live Life Better Derbyshire social media

This role will also require the post holder to have excellent general IT literacy. The post holder will require excellent Microsoft Excel skills due to the analytical nature of this role as well as the flexibility to adapt to different databases and case management systems.

Due to the nature of the service the successful candidate must demonstrate the ability and commitment to undertaking a comprehensive range of duties as well as demonstrating flexibility in order to meet the demands of the service. 


Project Officer - Live Life Better Derbyshire

Supplementary information for candidates:

This Project Officer role is positioned within the Live Life Better Derbyshire smoking cessation service which provides evidence-based smoking cessation interventions to the local population with support targeted to those most in need.

On 4 October 2023, the government published Stopping the start: our new plan to create a smoke free generation. This included a programme of funding to support current smokers to quit smoking, with £70 million additional funding per year for local authority stop smoking services and support. This additional funding will drive more people into stop smoking services and support more people to quit smoking.

Applicants will actively manage projects whilst engaging with partners and stakeholders to target harder to reach groups. This will involve the following duties:

  • Building demand for the stop smoking service by leading and co-ordinating initiatives targeted at harder to reach groups
  • Develop opportunities and support mechanisms that drive an increase in referrals to the stop smoking service
  • Support marketing and promotion activities
  • Data analysis and evaluation

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). Grade dependant.
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

If you would like a confidential and informal discussion about the role(s), please contact Paula Annable on 01629  535584 or Alex Carlow on 07583105939.

Provisional Interview Date: Week Commencing 17 June 2024

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here