Director Of Public Health

  • Job Reference: 00032959-1
  • Date Posted: 26 December 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Dartford, Kent
  • Salary: £900 to £1,100 Per Day
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical, HSE, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary

Job Description

Interim Director Of Public Health

Full time interim contract for 6 months as a minimum with Remote working

This particular Council is a large authority that delivers around 350 services to a population of over 250,000 residents and puts Public Health at the heart of those services.

We are currently recruiting a Director of Public Health who shares our vision to create stronger and more resilient communities and ensure people in the area have healthy, active and high-quality lives.

This post offers a unique opportunity to work as part of a strong leadership team with a clear vision across a highly innovative Council.

About The Role

You will be the principal adviser on all health matters to elected members, officers and partners, with a leadership role spanning health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health as well as oversight of the council’s occupational health and safety team.

You will lead on the development and implementation of strategies relating to prevention of ill health and improving the health and wellbeing of the population of the region

In response to the current global pandemic the current focus for the role will be protecting the health of the population. You will chair the Health and Wellbeing Recovery Group, a significant partnership programme coordinating the health and wellbeing elements of the overarching recovery to Covid-19 across Wiltshire and also ensuring effective local outbreak management.

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary behaviours, knowledge and skills to support this vision, gained through previous experience in a DPH role or leading on key programmes of work.

You will work need to demonstrate the ability to work in partnership with senior managers from across the Council, with the Clinical Commissioning Group and our acute trusts as well as other partner agencies to improve health outcomes and make a positive difference to the lives of people in Wiltshire.

This role enjoys many benefits including flexible working, generous holidays, cohesive teams, great working environment and offers the opportunity to lead an already integrated public health function and to extend that integration to make a genuine impact on the lives of the people of Wiltshire.

About You

You will hold the following Essential Qualifications: Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register with a license to practice/GDC Specialist Register/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists is a mandatory requirement for this role. If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist Register in a speciality other than public health medicine/dental public health, must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health medicine practice.

If this is something you would consider please contact Ash Fitzgerald