Public Health Consultant
Sefton Council is recruiting 2 Consultants in Public Health to support the Director of Public Health in developing an ambitious and far reaching programme of work. Public Health is positioned at the heart of the council, operating as a strategic function to support the councils Public Sector Reform agenda, which places early intervention and prevention at its core. The posts will influence local commissioning as well as the broad span of wider health determinants such as environment, transport, welfare reform and air quality.
Sefton is an area that stretches from Bootle in the south to Southport in the north. To the east lies the town of Maghull and the west is bordered by an award-winning coastline covering Crosby through to Formby and Ainsdale.
We also work on wider footprints where this is of benefit to improving the health of Sefton residents, and where it delivers more efficient, effective and cost-effective programmes. These footprints include the Liverpool City region, Cheshire and Merseyside and other specific Local Authorities in the North west.
A fundamental priority for Sefton Council and its partners is supporting local communities to improve their health and wellbeing and facilitating the elimination of health inequalities.
Sefton Council is looking for consultants in public health who has the credibility and skills to work across the whole system including local government, NHS, Voluntary, Community and Faith sector and directly with communities themselves and will fully understand how to maximise and harness the potential improvement opportunities.
The post holder will lead on the following key areas: a number of core Public Health services (substance misuse, NHS Health Checks, sexual health and infection control/delegated health protection assurance) and Commissioning Support to the CCG. The overall purpose will be to make the best use of available resources to maintain and improve the public’s health and to provide expert advice on all health matters.
The post holder will work with partners, lead on the scope and development of a Wider Determinants of Health Priority Work Programme including housing and homelessness, planning and regulation, and economic development and regeneration and air quality. They will lead on key areas of work including the NW Coastal Region Applied Research programme on Health Inequalities (NW CLARHC). Another focus will be the development of place-based programmes (including licensing, street drinking, problem gambling, and housing focused initiatives)
We are looking for consultants who enjoy a varied range of public health duties. Along with other consultants in the team, you will carry a flexible portfolio and can work across all the domains of public health and all life course areas.
The roles are substantive and full-time, although applicants who wish to work less than full-time will also be considered.
For informal discussion about the post, please contact Margaret Jones, Consultant in Public Health on 0151 934 3348
Closing Date: 13th November 2018