New and exciting opportunity with the Institute

Are you:

  • A leader in 0-5 public health policy and practice?
  • Passionate about the potential of improving babies, young children and their families’ outcomes through a strengthened health visiting service and greater emphasis on evidence-driven prevention and early intervention?
  • An excellent communicator, motivated by presenting the evidence needed to inform change?

If yes, then come join us. This is an excellent opportunity to join the iHV as our Policy and Quality Lead to support the further development of our policy and quality functions, and particularly to support the Executive Director and wider team activity.

This is a senior position at the iHV and the successful applicant will have a track record of policy development, managing change and quality improvement, with experience of managing and coordinating public health projects and building strong collaborations with stakeholders. As the Policy and Quality Lead, you will have a central role in developing and delivering the iHV policy and quality portfolio, including further development of the iHV Vision for health visiting. You will work in a matrix way across all the departments at the iHV and with external stakeholders to ensure that we achieve our policy and quality objectives.

Candidates must have at least a masters in a relevant area. You will apply your expertise and knowledge of preventative public health and the policy environment to accelerate progress of the potential within health visiting to address key questions in health inequalities and health improvement for population health (with a focus on babies, young children and their families). You will have significant personal drive and be able to demonstrate that you are passionate about improving the lives of children and families.

The post will suit candidates who have worked in government/the charity sector supporting the development of policy, as well as experienced health visitors and those who have a portfolio of additional skills including research, quality assurance and supporting local or national policy development.

Applications close: 8am Monday 29 March 2021
Interviews: Thursday 1 April 2021