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Public Health Lead

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

The Role

We are recruiting a Public Health Lead to support both councils to improve the health and wellbeing of the local populations of Richmond and Wandsworth.  This is a permanent post within the Adult and Prevention team.

The Public Health Lead role will include implementing our Prevention Strategy across both boroughs, this will consider interventions at a place, community, and individual level.

Additional responsibilities for the role will include identifying the health needs of the population, advising on and developing strategic plans for commissioning services to meet those needs, providing commissioning support to the NHS and other Council departments, and highlighting inequalities and improving outcomes for all residents. The post holder will provide specialist Public Health advice and leadership and lead significant multi-agency and multi-disciplinary projects across two councils.  This post will offer the opportunity to be involved in different aspects of Public Health, and flexibility will be important.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These may include compressed hours, home working and part-time working (dependent on service need).  We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 31-days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Lucy Gate on 079526 179 108.


Interview date: Week commencing 4th March 2019

Equality Statement

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 pleased to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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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