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Service Development Officer

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 10 £33,034 - £36,239 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
02 June 2024

Service Development Officer (1 FTE post) – Stop Smoking

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Public Health department to support the work of the Health Improvement Team.

We are recruiting a Service Development Officer to join our Live Life Better Derbyshire (LLBD) service, which supports people to identify and address their holistic wellbeing needs and provides weight management, smoking cessation, physical activity, health checks, community health improvement, hypertension services across Derbyshire and delivers the National Childhood Measurement Programme.  This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and growing service.

You will support the existing Service Development Officers to offer additional capacity to drive the service forward.  You will be responsible for managing a team of Health Improvement Advisors and supporting locality work.  You will be supported by a Service Manager and will play a key role in developing the service.

Your role will include:

  • Conducting risk assessments and developing health and safety procedures
  • Engagement and promotion of the service with partners and stakeholders
  • Working within localities to better understand the needs of communities and how we can support them to make lifestyle changes
  • Audits of the service to identify any areas for improvement
  • Other projects to support development of the LLBD service

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


Service Development Officer - Live Life Better Derbyshire - Addendum

Supplementary information for candidates:

This Service Development 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 must have relevant smoking cessation service experience as a large part of this role will involve the following activities:

  • 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

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

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days annual leave per year (rising to 32 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). 
  • 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 

Provisional Interview Date: 6 June 2024 

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record 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.

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