Public Health Project Manager – Public Health Accelerator Bid Fund - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £48,338 per annum - pay award pending
Closing date: 10 Apr 2023
Location: Essex
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 11813
Role: Public Health
About the role

Public Health Project Manager – Public Health Accelerator Bid Fund

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £48,338 per annum - pay award pending

Location: Essex

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 10th April 2023

Please note this role will be offered on a 3 year fixed-term contract or secondment basis.

As one of our Public Health Project Managers, you’ll be a key member of our Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities function. This brings together five key services – the Specialist Public Health Service, Trading Standards, our Gypsy and Traveller Service, Active Essex (our Active Partnership) and our Strengthening Communities team. We also work with colleagues in directorates throughout the council, and commission and deliver front-line services with partners in the public and voluntary sectors, and in private businesses.

Within the role you will be responsible for project managing the new Public Health Accelerator Bid Programme (PHAB Programme) which will fund health improvement and healthcare public health projects in a new and innovative ways over an intial three-year period (extension subject to funding). The new fund will focus on people and communities in Essex with the worst health outcomes.

This role is accountable for managing the processes of the overall PHAB project, the grant award process and monitoring projects awarded that contribute to the delivery of ECC’s strategic aims. The Project Manager is responsible for driving and overseeing the delivery of PHAB grant and those projects to ensure objectives are clearly defined, outcomes agreed, data captured, and they are delivered within the agreed timelines.

As an exemplary and experienced manager familiar with working in a complex project environment this role is key in ensuring a robust project infrastructure is in place underpinned by governance and assurance processes. Influencing and working with senior stakeholders to ensure agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised.


Responsible for managing a project, which contributes to ECC’s strategic aims, to deliver agreed outcomes within time and cost constraints.

Responsible for undertaking day to day management of both the project and the project team.

Responsible for ensuring a robust business case has been agreed ensuring expertise and specialist knowledge has contributed to the development of the business case in order to align project deliverables to the organisation’s expectations.

Responsible for developing and monitoring the project progress to ensure this stays within the agreed budget. Set out resource requirements in order to be prioritised by the Portfolio/Programme Manager.

Responsible for managing, leading and motivating a team and ensuring current capability is matched against project requirements. This incorporates support and coaching for individuals and the team, as appropriate, in order to develop a high performing team.

Responsible for ensuring agreement with customers of quantified benefits to be realised & metrics required to monitor impact. Designing and actively managing the project plan to ensure the outcomes are achieved.

Responsible for highlighting project risks and issues and ways in which these can be mitigated and escalated as appropriate.

Responsible for ensuring effective Change Management processes are in place and changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders are documented.

Responsible for ensuring an effective governance and assurance framework is in place to support decision making and ensure regular reporting on progress through pro-active engagement with project sponsors. Work collaboratively with and manage internal stakeholder relationships together with external partners.

Working with other team members to ensure budgets are monitored, data is captured and impact can be demonstrated.

Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

Educated to degree level or equivalent by extensive experience.

Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area, such as, AMP practitioner or Prince 2.

Evidence of having successfully completed several projects and experienced contributing to a range of other projects and/or programmes.

Experience of working with a diverse range of individuals at different levels within a complex organisation and engaging with them, finding ways to overcome obstacles.

Experience of working within a political environment with knowledge of a public sector setting and involvement in a large, complex environment.

Good management skills in leading and managing a team and evidence of developing others.

Experience and Knowledge of Microsoft Office, such as Excel (essential) and Microsoft Projects, Microsoft Power BI (desirable)


Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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