Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is recruiting
Green Space for Health Partnerships Project Manager
Part-time (2.5 days a week) starting in February 2021 (or asap thereafter) – March 2022 with potential to extend. Salary: £33,000 pa pro rata (plus contributory pension).
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare inspires and empowers people to transform healthcare for a sustainable future. We collaborate with partners inside and outside healthcare to engage professionals, patients and the wider community in understanding the connections between health and environment, and to reduce healthcare’s resource footprint.
Our Green Space for Health Programme helps to realise the value of green space for physical and mental health, both at healthcare sites and in the wider community. We support and encourage NHS sites in developing their green space for the benefit of patients, staff and communities, while also improving biodiversity and combatting climate change. This can mean planting trees, creating therapeutic gardens, vegetable gardens, orchards, meadow areas and outdoor trails, and offering outdoor wellbeing activities. To find out more about our green space projects, see http://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk/what-we-do/green-space-and-health
With new funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, our Green Space for Health Programme is growing and has new workstreams. The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is funded by Defra and is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
We are seeking an energetic and effective Partnerships Project Manager to establish our Green Recovery Ranger programme at three NHS sites, oversee a programme of outdoor therapy for health staff, at five NHS sites and evaluate the effects of both these schemes. As Partnerships Manager you will ensure the smooth delivery of these projects, put in place protocols for monitoring and evaluation, collect and analyse data, and run events to facilitate programme participants in sharing learning across the programme. You will work with other team members to publicise and promote these projects and may also contribute to the delivery of other work in the Green Recovery Fund workstreams.
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is a registered charity based in Oxford. The team draws on knowledge and experience from public health, clinical practice, environmental consultancy, research and public policy to develop methodologies and metrics to transform models of care. We provide strategic input and consultancy to national and local programmes.
As Green Space for Health Partnerships Project Manager you will work with other team members and NHS partners to:
1. Oversee appointment and induction and give management support for rangers at our three partners NHS sites.
2. Work with NHS partners to develop a suitable work programme at each site and ongoing support arrangements.
3. Regularly bring programme participants (rangers and NHS managers) together to share experience and learning and receive training.
4. Oversee the tendering and commissioning process for delivering outdoor therapy and related training for health staff.
5. Establish monitoring and reporting protocols for both work-streams, and ensure that these are followed with the collection of appropriate data.
6. Analyse and report on evaluative data collected through the programme.
7. Liaise with the project’s academic adviser.
8. Produce written materials and visuals to publicise the work of these workstreams in web materials and other publications.
9. Contribute to building strategic partnerships and to developing future projects to sustain the workstreams funded by the Green Recovery Fund.
10. Contribute to researching and writing materials for the programme e.g. blogs, reports, guidance.
11. Represent the work of the organisation including through presentations at conferences and events.
You will have strong project management skills, including confidence in evaluation and reporting, relationship building and people management. We are looking for the following skills and experience:
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas, arguments and information clearly and in an engaging manner in written format
· Strong organisational, planning and project management skills
· Experience in project evaluation, including collecting and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data
· Experience in managing staff or volunteers
· Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships across the organisation and externally
· Demonstrable record of working flexibly and using own initiative
· Experience in devising and facilitating workshops and presenting work at events
· Familiarity with issues around climate change, sustainability and health
· Ability to grasp the aims of CSH and understand the Green Space for Health Programme and the wider policy context.
· Research skills and experience in qualitative and quantitative methods
· Statistical skills
· Experience in community engagement
· Background in a relevant discipline such as public health
· Experience in practical conservation work
· Experience in delivering training.
This role will require some travel within the UK to NHS site visits, meetings and conferences, with potential for overnight stays. We encourage the use of sustainable travel wherever feasible.
CSH is based in Oxford, UK. Staff are currently working from home. We hope to return to an office in 2021, for at least some of the time, but remote working arrangements can be considered.
To apply please email your CV and cover letter showing how your skills and experience match this role, including links to examples of materials you have produced, and projects you have worked on, to email@example.com
If you are interested in applying for more than one of the roles we have advertised, please apply separately.
· Proposed start date February 2021 or asap thereafter
· Interviews will be online on 10th February 2021
For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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