Salford has changed and is continuing to change: at the heart of our approach are ambitious plans to transform Salford into a modern global city where we can all make a real difference to the lives of Salford people. As a people centred and values-based organisation Salford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture and can-do approach, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. This has been recognised as we have again made the shortlist for this year’s MJ Achievement Awards – this time as Local Authority of the Year!
Salford’s response to the coronavirus really has been a whole system #TeamSalford effort. Alongside our partners, we have all been working together as #OneTeam and really demonstrating our values and the Spirit of Salford.
Salford City Council, working with our partners across health, social care, the community and voluntary sector, and the wider public and private sector, to lead the city’s response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our Local Outbreak Management Plan sets out how we are coming together to prevent, contain and limit the spread of the virus in the city and to support our residents and businesses.
Our local test and trace systems are crucial to the success of this plan. Our local system complements and adds additional capacity to national and GM systems – and must work seamlessly together. It is a complex system that depends on the strength of our joint relationships and systems across the whole of the city.
Current priorities are to ensure local contact tracing works effectively with GM and national systems; to develop a local mass testing approach and to ensure the capacity is in place to deliver this; a strengthened approach to engagement with communities across the city; and, ensuring support for businesses and organisations across the city to adopt safe workplace practices as Salford reopens.
To enable us to continue supporting our communities and deliver an excellent service, we are building capacity to help us with our response and local outbreak management plans. We currently have a number of exciting vacancies to enable us to continue to build on our success to date and also bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into the team.
We will be operating over 7-days to ensure that our response is timely and we can move swiftly to contain any outbreaks. As a result we really can be flexible to fit around you and your other commitments – if you can only work weekends that’s fine, or if you are only available early evening that’s ok too and we also need people throughout the normal working week but hours of work are flexible.
For some of the roles much of the work can be done from home so you don’t have to travel to Salford and we will provide you with the technology that you need to enable you to do so.
We have a range of opportunities to join this exciting and fast-moving project for 12 months, in the first instance, which offers great scope for personal and professional development in these areas.
Please note, we will be shortlisting through applications for the posts below while the advert is still open. We may stop receiving applications before the closing date specified subject to volume of applications received.
As a professionally qualified or registered officer (see role profile for specific qualifications) you will support with contact tracing, outbreak consequence management and enforcement, the investigation of health and safety matters and assisting colleagues in the Health Protection team. You will need to have a detailed knowledge of coronavirus legislation and guidance, as well as experience in food safety; infectious disease control and/or health and safety and enforcement; reviewing risk assessments, and auditing/inspecting premises and processes to ensure compliance. View Role Profile and Apply Now
As a professionally qualified or clinically experienced nurse you will provide telephone advice to people who have had contact with confirmed or suspected cases. This includes gathering personal medical history data and providing coronavirus and isolation advice; and working with the wider Public Health team on consequence management, gathering data and providing advice on outbreak management in a setting. View Role Profile and Apply Now
Your style and approach will reflect our values: you will be passionate about what you do always striving to improve things; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver a better service; you will take pride in always getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values-based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led approach to changes and developments. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel scheme, pension scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident and carer friendly employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work
New employees can now keep their service-related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.
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