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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Director of Public Health

Job description

Blackburn with Darwen is a high performing authority which punches well above its weight.  We are proud to serve a diverse population of 150,000 and it is fair to say that we are a borough of contrasts, with pockets of high deprivation as well as affluence, and high-density towns sitting alongside beautiful countryside.  What binds us is a strong sense of place, community and mutual support.

We were hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, and our public health teams were at the heart of our work to support our communities through what was a very difficult time.  Moving forwards, it is imperative that we tackle the underlying issues and key determinants of health in the borough which were a significant factor in our high Covid rates.  That is why this role is so critical to us.

Following the retirement of the highly respected and long serving postholder, we are seeking a new Director of Public Health who can contribute to our strategic goals and help us tackle longstanding inequalities.  You will be part of the Adults, Health and Wellbeing directorate, but directly accountable to the Chief Executive for your statutory responsibilities.  You will also be able to play a significant role in the emerging regional structures, working with the ICS as well as Healthier Pennine Lancashire to ensure that we take a joined up approach to common issues.

The role offers an excellent opportunity to be part of a cohesive and supportive leadership team, working together to make a fundamental difference to the lives of our residents.

For more information please click the apply button or for a further discussion please talk to Luke Judd at Starfish Search on 07435 270659.

Closing date: 10 December 2021

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