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Public Health Business and Governance Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About Us

The Public Health Business and Governance role is an exciting and critical post that is central to the Public Health Division. 

You will lead on ensuring the smooth running of the Public Health Division working with the Director of Public Health. As a member of the divisional management team (DMT), you will contribute to important discussions and will work with heads of service in public health to support delivery of the team’s Service Plan objectives. 

You will be the link between the Division and other supporting functions in the Council, ensuring compliance with internal governance requirements and requests. You will lead on public health communications strategy, and a range of other projects and programmes. You will also provide line management support for placements.

This an opportunity for a candidate with an interest in Public Health to work alongside a Chief Officer in the local authority. The role provides an excellent overview of the breadth of local authority Public Health with a strong emphasis on continuous professional development, and great potential for future career opportunities.

We are looking to recruit a capable and ambitious person with good interpersonal skills. If you enjoy interactions with many different people, are highly organised, can deal with multiple deadlines comfortably, and can lead yourself and others effectively, then we want to hear from you.  

Suitable candidates will have:

  • Experience or understanding of the public sector, preferably local government, and public health
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, able to build effective working relationships with the team and be able to work on their own initiative
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • A desire to learn and a commitment to continuous personal and professional development

About us:

The Public Health Division in Richmond and Wandsworth Councils is part of the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth’s shared staffing arrangement (SSA). 

Through the delivery of our Service Plan we are committed to protecting, improving and promoting the health of our local residents. We do so by working with the wider health and social care system, including voluntary, community and private sector organisations to support and embed the public health approach and maximise impact on the socio-economic determinants of health.

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know. 

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. 

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 3rdth December 2023

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 6th December  2023

Interview Date:  11th December 2023 (Afternoon)

The interview will include a brief test and a presentation

For an informal conversation in reference to this role please contact the to arrange a call with the Director of Public Health.

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. Please note this campaign is anonymised.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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