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We are looking for a consultant to lead on aspects of stakeholder management and delivery of the Reframing Children's Health portfolio as part of our ten-year Childhood Obesity Programme.
w/c 6 June
Role Title: Reframing Portfolio – Strategic Partnerships Manager (embedded within the childhood obesity programme team)
Time commitment: 3 days per week
Contract type: Consultancy contract for minimum 12 months, with potential for extension
This role will lead on aspects of stakeholder management and delivery of the Reframing Children’s Health portfolio as part of the team working on Impact on Urban Health’s ten-year Childhood Obesity Programme. The programme is in its 5th year and aims to break the link between low income and poor nutrition, through improving the quality of food options in lower-income neighbourhoods. Our research with FrameWorks UK has demonstrated that we need to change the way we, and our partners, communicate about childhood health and obesity. This role will support us and our partners to apply this research in practice and change the way children’s health is communicated about and understood across the UK.
We need to reframe the narrative on childhood health and obesity so that policy and solutions are targeted at changing the environments where children and families purchase and consume food, rather than promoting individual behaviour change. Our research tells us how influential voices and organisations could adopt a new story about child health and obesity to improve public understanding of the issue and galvanise action. This role is all about connecting with, and supporting others to use this new story and further shape it with us to ensure that together we have maximum impact. We’re investing in this work to create more favourable conditions for impact across the programme in our Schools, Streets, Ventures, and Homes and Early Years portfolios.
The delivery of this project requires Impact on Urban Health to drive a long-term strategic approach, working closely with partners who hold the expertise and/or levers to mobilise this new story and transform public understanding of the issue. We plan to do this by:
We are clear about our goal and flexible in how we get there. This project presents an exciting opportunity to shape the strategy and approach with the childhood obesity team and our partners, particularly as we expect to increase our work in this area in the second half of the programme.
We expect the successful Consultant/s to be embedded within the IoUH team and to work at least the equivalent of one day per week from our offices in Southwark.
The Strategic Partnerships Manager will:
Impact on Urban Health is part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation. Our collective mission is to build the foundations of a healthier society.
At Impact on Urban Health, we’re committed to achieving health equity by helping urban areas become healthier places for everyone to live. We take a place-based approach to improving urban health. This helps us understand how the local environment affects people’s health and to find solutions that work in practice.
The south London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark have been our home for over five centuries. It is here that we work with organisations, groups and individuals – local, national and international – who are committed to achieving health equity in inner-city areas.
To drive better health in cities, we pay particular attention to the context in which people live and the wider determinants of their health, from finance and employment, to access to nutritious food and air quality.
We have four programmes that each focus on one of the following health issues:
We also have a research and development team that works across our programmes.
All children should have the opportunity to be healthy, no matter where they live. This includes access to a nutritious diet. Yet children’s chances of accessing healthy food – or being flooded with unhealthy food – depend strongly on where they grow up. As a result, children living in areas of lower average income are more likely to be both malnourished and obese. Our programme is working to change the food environments in places where children and families spend their time, so that eating well is the easiest – not hardest – thing to do.
Our team bring together a unique combination of expertise, skills and drive to meet our ambition of making cities healthier places for everyone to live in.
Work with us to make cities healthier places for everyone to live in.
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