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Project Officer

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County Hall, MATLOCK
Salary details
Grade 9 £26,204 - £28,113 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding 28/02/2025
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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Are you passionate about reducing health inequalities in our communities through employment? 

Do you have demonstrable experience of building effective relationships with a variety of partners from both the private and public sector?

We are seeking to recruit a Project Officer to work on our Disability Employer Engagement Derbyshire project.

Derbyshire County Council Public Health are committed to improving employment opportunities for disabled working aged people in Derbyshire. 

The role will focus on delivering the team's offer to support employers to recruit and retain disabled people, source training for employers, developing policy templates and tailoring support, supporting and advising employers around business modifications and reasonable adjustments. The successful candidate will be able to partnership build through pro-active contact with employers and other organisations via telephone, email, Microsoft TEAMs and face-to-face, attend meetings and events countywide.

Candidates will require a good level of IT literacy including proficient use of Microsoft TEAMs, Word, Excel and Outlook along with the ability to adapt to bespoke databases. It is also essential that the successful candidate has excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals whilst maintaining a professional attitude.  They will also be able to demonstrate good organisational and time management skills.  We need a person who is flexible and capable of working both on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Experience of working within the disability employment sector and an understanding of the barriers that disabled people face within the world of recruitment and employment would be a distinct advantage.

As a Disability Confident employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled candidates.

This post is a fixed term contract until end February 2025 for 37 hours per week and these hours can be worked flexibly by arrangement. This is available as a secondment with current line manager’s permission.

Don’t feel you are a complete fit for the job description? For a further, informal, discussion about the role please contact Helen Atkin, Health Improvement Practitioner on helen.atkin@derbyshire.gov.uk or 01629 538449.

Provisional interview date 20th September 2022.




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.