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Public Health Lead

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

The Role

Our team covers programmes relating to adults, older people and prevention within our wider Public Health team. Within this role you will pick up public health skills related to these areas, and a wide range of developmental opportunities is offered, that only a large organisation can provide. We are a welcoming team with a learning approach.

We are recruiting a permanent Public Health Lead, to support both councils to improve the health and wellbeing of the local populations of Richmond and Wandsworth. We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm to help our team achieve the best health outcomes for the residents of Richmond and Wandsworth. The post will offer the opportunity to be involved in different aspects of Public Health, and flexibility is important.

The post holder will support the delivery and implementation of the Council’s Prevention Framework. The postholder will also lead the delivery of the Council’s work plan relating to the healthy eating and nutrition strategy which forms part of the healthy weight programme.

The Council’s Prevention Framework also includes physical activity, healthy communities, healthy workplace, winter warmth, prevention in long term conditions, and social prescribing.

Additional responsibilities will include identifying the health needs of the population, advising on, and supporting strategic plans for commissioning services to meet those needs, providing commissioning support, and highlighting inequalities and improving outcomes for all residents. The post holder will provide Public Health advice and leadership and lead multi-agency and multi-disciplinary projects across both councils.

In addition, we are looking for someone with experience in programmes and project management, good budget management and project management skills and an eye for detail.

You will embrace diversity and be able to work and influence people from all walks of life.

Please see the job profile for a full list of requirements.

Should you wish to have an informal conversation about the role please email at j.taylor-villanueva@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include 36 hour working week (Full time), working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares 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 would 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.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  10th October 2021

Shortlisting Date: 13th & 14th October 2021

Interview Date: 10th November 2021  

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, 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.

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.

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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