Job Title : Healthy Places OfficerLocation : MertonCompany : Merton CouncilSalary : Open Date : 2023-01-30Close Date : 2023-05-30
Grade/Salary: ME13 £42,795 - £45,834 per annumAdvert Text
Merton’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy identifies the creation of healthy places as a key method to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. The main purpose of this post is to work with different council departments and other organisations to create and manage initiatives that will make the healthy choice easy and to reduce health inequalities in Merton, through tackling the wider determinants of health.
The London Borough of Merton has adopted “Health in All Policies” (HIAP) as its overall approach to create healthy places. HIAP is an approach to public policies across sectors that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts. A key part of this approach is to use Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to inform specific investment decisions.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a range of work on health and environmental programmes across Merton, including school superzones, healthy catering commitment, active travel and air quality, working with partners to ensure that health and wellbeing is considered in planning decisions, and contribute to the delivery of our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.