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Public Health Consultant – Health Inequalities South West London

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

The Role

The Directors of Public Health in South West London work closely together and as part of the South West London Integrated Care System (ICS) to help improve population health, healthcare services and tackle inequalities.   To support them in this they are now looking for a consultant in public health who can work successfully with senior partners across the health and care system to develop and deliver pan SWL strategic approaches to help tackle health inequalities and improve population health.

You will be a forward thinking and dynamic Consultant in Public Health with experience of strong partnership working across local government, the NHS and wider partners able to use their public health leadership and technical skills to work with these partners to develop effective strategic approaches to population health management and tackling health inequalities.

You will work with Directors of Public Health and their teams across South West London to provide public health leadership and expertise to support the development of the South West London Integrated Care System (SWL ICS) so it improves population health and tackles inequalities.  Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to and influencing the development of system wide strategies, plans and programmes so effectively tackling health inequalities is at the forefront of these
  • Helping develop the ICS approach to tackling inequalities particularly through a focus on wider determinants
  • Ensuring public health and local authorities’ involvement in the development and embedding of a successful population health management approach
  • Building a focus on prevention and early intervention
  • Supporting the development of an effective approach to monitoring progress of the ICS in improving outcomes for residents.

This post will be located in the South London Partnership working closely with all the Directors of Public Health in South West London with professional management from the Directors of Public Health in Kingston and Merton. This is a fixed term contract for 12 months and for internal staff can be offered on a secondment basis.

The South London Partnership (SLP) is a small and dynamic, close knit team, working across the 5 boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton – and Wandsworth for health and care. The SLP team focuses on areas where collaboration leads to increased influence, increased powers and funding and better delivery of the services our residents need. 

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 39 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.

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.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Monday 13th June 5pm

Shortlisting Date: WC 13th June 2022

Interview Date: 28th June 2022

Contact for queries or informal discussion about the role: Sam Mason, Samantha.Mason@southlondonpartnership.co.uk 07957 297981, Dagmar Zeuner Dagmar.Zeuner@merton.gov.uk or Iona.Lidington@kingston.gov.uk         

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.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

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.

Secondment Information:

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

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.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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