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This is management consultant-y type stuff rather than health communication job so I’ve not pinged it to @scicommjobs this time.It’s a few weeks since I worked there so I might be a bit rusty but I’m not sure I can remember seeing ‘2.7m at risk’ before… I’ve only just noticed this on their website – it closes in two days so probably most people have already applied. But if this is new to you, make sure you mug up on the new NICE guidelines for the prevention of Type 2 diabetes which were published two days ago. ——-
Healthy Lifestyle and Prevention Champion
Job Tenure: Permanent
Location: Diabetes UK Central office, Camden, London
Application closing date: 16th July 2012 (5pm)
Interview date: TBC
Diabetes UK is the leading charity for people with diabetes in the UK. The Charity champions the rights of people with diabetes to ensure they get the standards of healthcare they deserve, provide information and support to people with diabetes and their carers, and fund vital medical research into the condition. Diabetes is fast becoming the health issue of our time, with 2.9 million people diagnosed with the condition and 2.7million people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. Their success in supporting people is underpinned by their clear and consistent values relating to their collaboration, accountability, dynamism, empowering and expert approach.
The post holder will champion the strategic project “Healthy Lifestyle and Prevention of Type 2 diabetes”. Working with members of Diabetes UK’s Executive Team and a number of diverse external stakeholders, the post holder will deliver an exemplar project, in collaboration with third parties, where appropriate, on how to help prevent Type 2 diabetes through healthy workplaces and their potential to influence and benefit local communities. It is essential to this position that you are proactive in making contact with relevant external stakeholders (e.g. Local Authorities, Directors of Public Health, HR and Occupational Health Directors, other charities, Departments of Health and Work and Pensions) and to take advantage of potential opportunities to engage with them.
This position requires a high performer who is able to think in terms of impact, cost and added value. Outcome and delivery focused, you must have excellent decision making skills and have been a senior manager who ideally has experience of delivering a community health project. Evidence of being able to harness efforts across organisations and manage multi-organisational projects is a pre requisite as exposure to negotiation and influencing skills. An engaging personality who has experience of working at a senior level in a healthcare/public sector environment is also highly desirable. This is a standalone position, so you must be able to show self sustaining work practices.
Charisma Charity Recruitment and Diabetes UK are committed to Equal Opportunities. To apply to this job role please send your CV in Word Format to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the position. If you would like further information around the role, please speak to Jenny Warner in the strictest of confidence on 01962 813300.
Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.