British Heart Foundation

Head of Community Health Programmes

Location
Camden
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
05 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Ref
7346 (600100)
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you a Community Health expert looking to make a change in one of the country's biggest charities?

We're recruiting for a Head of Community Health Programmes to develop innovative community health programmes that engage people and communities affected by heart and circulatory disease; this includes our award winning Nation of LifeSavers CPR Programme and our ground-breaking charity partnerships.

We want to improve health outcomes and help ensure that the BHF strengthens its position as the nation's heart charity.

About the role


You'll lead the development of an exciting new Community Mobilisation programme which aims to prevent 150,000 heart attacks and strokes over the next ten years. You'll work with community leaders and networks to improve detection rates of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke (atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) to help turn research and insights into real-world impact for patients and the public.

Working with senior managers and leader you'll help to shape and drive the direction and activity of our Healthcare Innovation directorate, and will work closely with colleagues across the BHF, in particular in marketing and communications, to help us reach more people, in new ways, with greater impact.

About you

You'll have a strong understanding of the NHS and the UK health care policy landscape and will, ideally, have a postgraduate qualification in a related field, e.g. marketing, healthcare management.

With proven experience as a programme lead or similar role in a large, complex organisation you'll have experience of leading community or public health related programmes and will be able to develop strong working relationships with the wider team, having previously led and managed teams in a previous role.

To be successful in this role you'll have experience in the following areas:
* Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills, able to work closely with stakeholders at very senior levels
* Strong strategic analytical skills, able to frame problems and solutions in a logical fashion
* Able to demonstrate a high degree of empathy and compassion for patient issues
* Able to embrace and deal with ambiguity and complexity and to be open to creativity in leading and bringing about effective change
* Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and support a team with a wide range of professional backgrounds

About us

Everyone who works at the British Heart Foundation is part of something bigger - a mission to beat heartbreak from the world's biggest killers. Heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 people in the UK and that's heartbreak on a scale we simply don't accept. Across our offices and stores, we are helping fund research that saves lives. If that's a mission that inspires you, and you have the skills we need, you could be the Head of Community Health Programmes we're looking for.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click through to our website for further details. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement, which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role criteria.

Interviews will be held early September at our London head office

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

British Heart Foundation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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