Our vision for Nottinghamshire is a healthy, prosperous and greener future for everyone. To achieve that we’ll focus on:
- Improving health and well-being in all our communities
- Growing our economy and improving living standards
- Reducing the County’s impact on the environment
- Helping everyone access the best of Nottinghamshire
Altogether, we’re working towards a stronger, more prosperous Nottinghamshire for everyone. While many residents enjoy the best that Nottinghamshire has to offer, there are others who deserve more. We’ll reduce inequality and support vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, because that’s how we’ll create a better future for all of us.
To achieve this, we need to be high performing, flexible, responsive and community focused. And we need to be able to adapt quickly to an ever-changing environment, and that’s where you come in.
As a Council, what we do is important, but equally important is how we do it. Our values and behaviours are created through our people, inspired by a common purpose of providing excellent public service to citizens of Nottinghamshire. Our values are at the heart of everything we do and ensure that we do the right things in the right way:
- Empower people and support their independence
- Be creative and work in new ways
- Put local people at the heart of everything we do
- Spend money wisely
- Stand up for local people
- Invest in our workforce and embrace diversity
We have a strong culture in the Council and have worked hard to foster strong team dynamics. Anyone who joins us needs to buy into this culture and be a positive contributor to it. We will need you to be:
- Open and Accountable – operate with integrity and be trustworthy and open to challenge
- Embrace Diversity – value difference and celebrate it
- Courageous – be willing to challenge and create an empowering environment
- Ambitious – forward looking
- Collaborate – engage with communities, partners
Health and Wellbeing
We know that good health and wellbeing is important to individuals and is essential for a prosperous and flourishing Nottinghamshire. However, we also know that people’s health and wellbeing differs across the County. People in our most disadvantaged areas have lives which are on average 7.5 years shorter than people in our least disadvantaged areas. People in those communities also spend an additional 14 years living in ill-health.
The greatest influences on our wellbeing and health are the environments in which we grow, live and work. Access to good health and care services is important but accounts for only a small part of the health and wellbeing experienced by any population. So we will work with other organisations to ensure that early years, housing, employment, education, food, transport, air quality and community networks promote improved health and wellbeing for all. But we will also work to improve services to ensure they have greatest possible impact for local people. We are committed to pursuing this in all our communities but especially in those areas and groups where the need is greatest. Our ambition is that people in every community enjoy healthier, happier lives and remain independent for longer.
Nottinghamshire is the best of both worlds. Unrivalled places to live, good schools, good housing, decent road and rail connectivity, excellent digital connectivity. It is a good place to work. This is not just beneficial to potential applicants but is the bedrock for driving health, wellbeing and prosperity in the county.
But there is plenty to be done, and this is not a place for someone to come and put their feet up. The Council is set on narrowing the gap between those who experience the best of what the county offers and those who haven’t benefitted from an uplift in the local and regional economy.
In taking this role on, you will be driving change across all public health domains in a team that benefits from strong political and corporate support and momentum to build on. Nottinghamshire County Council wants to shape the county and design solutions that work for our communities.
In addition to all of the brilliant programmes and opportunities, the team you will work with should not be underestimated. The team culture is collaborative, ambitious, engaging, good humoured, and people get on. People work with each other and for each other.
Why will this role be career enhancing for someone?
If the remit of the role and the opportunities it presents aren’t enough to excite you, then how about joining an organisation where individuals are invested in. You will be given the opportunity to build your profile nationally and regionally as someone with the energy and drive to lead. There are no shortage of opportunities to put your name to and make your mark on the county, which will stand you in good stead when you decide to make the next step in your career as a Public Health leader.