Consultant in Public Health
Location: Wolverhampton Civic Centre or any other suitable location within the City of Wolverhampton
Consultant in Public Health
£75,914 - NHS Agenda for Change 8d
Job Ref: WLV000003210
37 Hours Per Week (flexible and part time working options available)
We are pleased to offer a new appointment for an aspiring public health leader to work alongside us as a Consultant in Public Health. As a council we pride ourselves on our commitment to public health, as both a profession and also a philosophy for how we should look at fundamental issues affecting society. The City of Wolverhampton Council is embarking on an ambitious strategy to improve and better align public health and other services to quickly close the gap of health, care and other inequalities.
The Black Lives Matter and other agendas reflective of the City’s population highlights the need for a more granular localised place-based approach, based on evidence, indices of deprivation and listening to people, families, groups and communities - as an area with significant health needs and inequalities, we offer an ideal challenge for someone who wishes to make a real difference to the lives of people who deserve better health.
In your role, you will have broad responsibility for the health protection functions of local government, as well as joint responsibility with other consultants for providing healthcare public health leadership across the city, with an important focus on health and wellbeing in older age.
Initially, a key element of the role will be to build on and deliver the city-wide health protection response to COVID-19 with key partners, working under the guidance and support of the Director of Public Health.
More broadly, your work will include working across the entire Council, Elected Members, NHS bodies and other partner agencies to advocate for and improve population health, with a particular focus on supporting the NHS and Council with their common duty to address health inequalities.
For this role, as well as meeting our eligibility criteria, you are required to bring with you a high level of understanding of health protection principles, statistical methods, epidemiology, models of health promotion, service development, and techniques for health care evaluation. Alongside these skills, you will show that you have the interpersonal, management and leadership qualities needed to build strong working relationships with colleagues and partners. The right candidate should demonstrate an overarching desire and attitude to use their skills, expertise and knowledge to drive and ensure a more effective Public Health Service capable of meeting both City-wide and specific smaller area demands.
City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria and from members of the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or those who are underrepresented in the profession. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met. Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.
CLOSING DATE MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER, 2020
Apply online at www.wmjobs.co.uk/employer/1015/city-of-wolverhampton-council/