Consultant in Public Health
We are recruiting two Consultants in Public Health roles to support both councils to improve the health and well-being of local populations. One post is permanent and the other is a fixed term role for a period of 12 months.
As well as strong skills and experience in leading on complex Public Health issues, we are looking for a positive attitude and the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands. You will be able to work flexibly and autonomously. You will be politically astute and enable elected members to maximise their positive impact on health and well-being. You will be a clear communicator and are able to take people with you to effect change. You will embrace diversity and be able to work and influence people from all walks of life.
You will lead on a range of portfolio areas and strategic programmes. For the permanent role, this will include programmes relating to children and young people, mental health, regeneration, knife crime, substance misuse, sexual health and health protection. For the fixed-term role, this will include programmes relating to adults and older people, healthcare public health, oversight of health intelligence, quality assurance and primary care commissioning. Both posts will be supporting the Director of Public Health to produce Annual Public Health Reports and to manage team members.
You will report to the Director of Public Health in the newly formed Directorate of Adult Social Care and Public Health, operating in a Public Health system that is embedded across all departments.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include 36-hour working week (Full Time), working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.
To arrange for an informal discussion with either of the Joint Acting Directors of Public Health please contact Damilola Gbadebo on 020 8734 3454 or email: Damilola.Gbadebo@RichmondandWandsworth.gov.uk
Closing date: Sunday 23 June
Interview date: 1 July or 4 July (to be confirmed)
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils