Health Manager

Location Greater London
Discipline: The Foundation
Job type: Replacement
Salary: £Circa £40,000
Job ref: 001702
Published: 6 days ago
Expiry date: 24 October 2021

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with being a Disability Confident Leader.   We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities.


West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and ‘adults at risk’. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.


West Ham United staff enjoy generous benefits, including a contributory scheme, 25 days’ leave and life assurance.  You can also take advantage of childcare vouchers, interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and our employee wellbeing programme. 


We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.


As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of our staff.


Job summary


The Health Manager will be responsible for the effective delivery of the Foundation’s current health programmes; 150Club Newham Community Prescription, Any Old Irons and Active United Walking Football programmes, encouraging residents to become more active, improving mental wellbeing and tackling loneliness and social isolation.


The Health Manager will also develop new community health programmes in line with local health priorities and Health Department objectives as well as supporting West Ham United Foundation to become a strategic partner in Integrated Care Systems in East London and Essex.


Based within the Community department, the post will be line managed by the Head of Community.  


Key Responsibilities:


*         Building and managing partnerships with NHS, Local Authorities and voluntary and community sector organisations

*         Developing health and social care programmes, which are aligned with local health priorities

*         Ensuring that West Ham United Foundation is acknowledged as one of the key players in health

*         Supporting Club and Foundation Communications to promote our work in our community

*         To develop and motivate the delivery team to provide an exceptional offer for our residents that is safe and impactful

*         To understand and adhere to Foundation policies and procedures with particular reference to safeguarding, codes of conduct, health and safety, and equality and diversity, to ensure all activities are accessible

*         To ensure that programme targets are met, for example participation, retention and outcomes targets for funded project

*         To manage budgets as required

*         To ensure the offer is well communicated to participants

*         To demonstrate commitment to the process of feedback and review of all health and community work delivery, embedding systems and procedures to measure performance in order to demonstrate and ensure continuous improvement of delivery

*         To network at a senior level with key partners, stakeholders and supporters, in order to maintain relationships at the highest level to secure significant support

*         To manage and develop staff and volunteers, including the provision of supervision

*         To complete all Risk Assessment procedures and protocols in line with Foundation policies, including COVID-19 guidelines.  

*         To contribute to the wider development of the WHU Foundation and Community department.

*         To undertake professional development by participating in staff development (CPD) and training activities.


*         Any other duties as reasonably requested by the line manager and/or organisation.


Equal Opportunities


1.    To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.


2.   To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.




  1. Staff must evidence a commitment  to the safety and welfare of  children, young people  and  adults at risk regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity and ensure the safety and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in any activity arranged by or in the name of the Club.


  1. It is a requirement for staff to follow the Club’s Safeguarding reporting procedures to report without delay, allegations of abuse, poor practice or which is or may, impact on the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk.   After contacting and taking guidance from the Safeguarding Team, staff must use the Club’s Child Protection Online Management System (CPOMS ) to record the concern within 24 hours unless directed to do otherwise.


Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.


Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: - Essential (E) Desirable (D)




Degree in Health Promotion/Public Health/Health and Social Care or equivalent (E)

Project management (E)

Line managing staff and volunteers (E)

12 months’ experience of working at a management level (E)

Planning and evaluating Community Work delivery (E)

Emergency First Aid Certificate and Safeguarding Awareness Training (E)

Writing funding applications (D)

Developing and managing steering groups (E)

Mental health awareness accreditation. (D)


Demonstrate an understanding of how to develop and manage relationships with stakeholders (E)

Awareness of national and local Health & Social Care policies and local health priorities and understanding the role of voluntary and community sector in the current landscape (E)

Able to create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture (E)

An understanding of the issues and barriers to adopting healthy behaviours within the Foundation delivery area (E)

ICT Literate (E)

Must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, which are culturally competent (E)

Able to work within a diverse community and draw on individual strengths to promote health in our community (E)

Good organisational skills, able to prioritise and work within deadlines (E)

Flexible working in accordance with the requirements of the service which will include working evenings and weekends where applicable (E)

Able to monitor and evaluate programme impact (E)

Strong commitment to a high quality of service delivery (E)

An understanding of, and commitment to, safeguarding and health and safety in a youth and community work setting (E) 

A commitment to supporting others, and the principles of equality and diversity (E)