Temporary Evaluator and Researcher for Healthy Hearts in the West

Closing date: 
29 Feb 2012
The West Belfast Partnership seeks to employ an evaluator / researcher for a time-bound period of time, with the task of developing the Community Hub element of the overall Healthy Hearts in the West Initiative evaluation

Job Title: Temporary Evaluator and Researcher for Healthy Hearts in the West Salary: NHS Band 6, pro rata Hours: 37.5 Location: 218-226 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6AH Contract: To 31 March 2012 (with a possible one month extension) Commencement date: Monday 5th March 2012 Responsible to: Community Planning Officer Health/Healthy Hearts Co-ordinator West Belfast Partnership Board is coordinating the Healthy Hearts Initiative on behalf of a number of community and statutory partners. The aim of the Healthy Hearts in West Belfast Initiative is to mobilise existing resources and assets of communities in West Belfast, and to work with health professionals and other organisations, so that people living in West Belfast experience heart health equivalent to the best in Northern Ireland and Europe. The overall objectives of the Healthy Hearts in West Belfast Initiative are to: • Raise awareness about the risk factors contributing to heart disease. • Raise awareness about how to achieve a healthy lifestyle through local programmes. • Strengthen partnerships between community, statutory, voluntary and private sectors to improve heart health. • Improve access to preventative, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services. • Promote self-management for those with cardio-vascular disease. • Create care pathways that enable delivery of integrated services for cardio-vascular disease. This Initiative is innovative, promoting extensive partnership working across sectors and building on existing community assets. Evaluation and monitoring of the Initiative is an essential element; which needs to be in place by April 2012. The Partnership seeks to employ an evaluator / researcher for a time-bound period of time, with the task of developing the Community Hub element of the overall Healthy Hearts in the West Initiative evaluation Job Purpose: • To develop the Community Hub element of the overall Healthy Hearts in the West Initiative evaluation framework in collaboration with representatives from the community, voluntary, statutory, and private sectors. • To pilot evaluation questionnaires and revise accordingly. • To deliver a workshop session with community representatives about the evaluation model and how to implement those elements of the evaluation process for which they have responsibility. • Organisation of the survey to be completed at the Health Day events (14th March); collation and analysis of survey data; and delivery of the Report to inform project development and delivery (to include a database of interested individuals). Job Specification Essential • Third level qualification; or experience of data collection, analysis and report writing. • Worked within the community sector (in a paid or voluntary capacity) for a minimum of three years; and able to demonstrate an understanding of community development principals. • Experience in developing evaluation frameworks and undertaking community evaluation assignments. • High level communication skills. • Experience of working with the community, statutory, voluntary and private sectors. • A good working knowledge of the impact of health inequalities. • The ability to work to specified timeframes. Desirable • A community development related qualification. • Work experience within the health sector (with a community, voluntary or statutory organisation). Application Method For an application pack contact; Francis Shaw West Belfast Partnership Board on 02890 809202 or by email [email protected] Applications should be received no later than 4pm on 29th February 2012 by hand delivery or post. Returned applications should be sent to: Francis Shaw West Belfast Partnership Board 218-226 Falls Road Belfast BT12 6AH Candidates should be available for interview on the morning of Friday 2nd March 2012. This post is supported by the Public Health Agency

Closing date:
29 Feb 2012
Contact Information
Francis Shaw
02890 809202