Director of Public Health

  • Job Reference: 00032956-1
  • Date Posted: 26 December 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical, HSE, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Public Health on a 6 months contract with a possibility of an extension.

Main purpose of post

Professionally accountable to the employing Authority, Thurrock Council (and Secretary of State for Public Health through Public Health England) and the Chief Executive.
Managerially to Thurrock Council to the Corporate Director of Adults, Housing & Health

Responsibilities

Developing healthy, sustainable and cohesive communities through Health and Wellbeing Board and the wider Council and partners
Developing healthy lifestyles programmes for individuals and communities
Tackling specific issues based on local needs assessment such as childhood obesity, smoking
Developing strategies to reduce health inequalities.
Dealing with infectious disease threats including leading the council's COVID-19 Public Health response, food and water borne disease supported by local Public Health England
Preparing for emergencies including pandemic influenza
Providing advice and challenge, especially advising on environmental threats including pollution, noise and contaminated land
Co-chairing the Local Health Resilience Partnership when applicable.
Population health care, including oversight and promoting population coverage of immunisation and screening programmes
Supporting the commissioning of appropriate, effective, and equitable health care from the NHS locally
Leading the integration and transformation of health, social care and other services that impact on wellbeing including leading Population Health Management on behalf of the MSE Health and Care Partnership.
Producing an independent annual report on the health of the population, progress on improving health and reducing inequalities and making recommendations
Being principal adviser to Health and Wellbeing Board in developing a Health and Wellbeing Strategy based on the assessed needs of the population and proven interventions to improve health
Providing specialist public heath advice to commissioners on priorities for health and social care spending and the appropriate configuration of services within and between local authorities
Supporting Local Resilience Forum in developing comprehensive multi agency plans for the anticipated threats to public health

Skills/Qualifications

Educated to degree level or equivalent
A recognised professional qualification in public health
Significant relevant experience in a senior management position with a record of measureable success
Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists
If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health medicine practice
Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in dental public health/UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview; all other applicants must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they have applied for inclusion in the GMC/GDC/UKPHR specialist registers [see shortlisting notes below for additional guidance]
Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body
MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment
High level of understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, community development, health economics and health care evaluation
Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists
High level of understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, community development, health economics and health care evaluation
Significant relevant experience in a senior management position with a record of measureable success
Degree or equivalent level of experience with relevance to Public Health

To get more information about this role and how to apply please contact Anisha 0(phone number removed)