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Suffolk County Council

Consultant in Public Health

Job description


Consultant in Public Health/Public Health Medicine

AAC reference: AAC0001156

NHS Consultant grade or NHS A4C 8d, or within the SCC Senior Manager/Assistant Director salary range.

£75,745 - £93,245 per annum (pro rata for part time)

37 hours per week (part time hours will be considered)


Reference: 1415

Suffolk County Council are expanding their Public Health team and are looking for a new consultant who will provide Strategic Public Health leadership around the wider determinants of health whilst also being responsive to directorate and system needs. 

You will be in the Communities Team reporting to the Assistant Director (AD) for communities and professionally accountable to the Director of Public Health (DPH). 

The role will focus on maximising health and wellbeing opportunities and outcomes over the short, medium and long term by influencing levers within and across the:

* directorate (including VCSE infrastructure, Wellbeing, Community Safety and Inclusion)

* wider organisation e.g. Growth Highways and Infrastructure etc

* system partners e.g. public and private sector organisations.

The role will lead on one of the directorate's five shared priorities focused on Enabling Resilient Communities which aims to improve the social, economic, and environmental drivers of health and wellbeing so all communities across Suffolk are resilient and flourish. It is based around five wider determinants of resilient communities: culture, society, economy, built environment, and natural environment and climate change.

You will need to call on your core technical skills but as importantly, you will be required to lead without formal power, be articulate, creative, and be able to communicate clearly with widely different groups such as residents, politicians, clinicians, senior managers, and executive teams in health and local authorities. You will need to be comfortable working with uncertainty and complexity.  

Travel requirements for the role

Infrequent Travel - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

To find out more:

Informal discussions with Stuart Keeble, Director of Public Health are welcome. Please contact Sharon O'Callaghan via email: to arrange.

How to apply:

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions:

Closing date: 11.30pm, 31 October 2021.

Interview date: 8 November 2021.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home.  If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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