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Surrey Heartlands

Public Health Consultant

Job description

North West Surrey Health & Care Alliance - Who we are

We are North West Surrey Health and Care Alliance - one of the largest public sector Alliances in the UK and we are taking a different approach to improving the health and wellbeing of the 380,000 people living across Elmbridge, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Woking.

By bringing together local health and care organisations we’re using all our experience and know-how to improve the way we spend public money and making sure we take big decisions together for the benefit of local people.

What we do

We seek to tackle some of the most significant health and care challenges facing people in North West Surrey.

We believe we can achieve more by working together. We want to go further in joining up health and care services and considering all of a person’s health, wellbeing and social care needs. This means investing our collective resources with a focus on prevention, the wider determinants of health outcomes and reducing health inequalities. Vital to our success is harnessing the skills, assets and goodwill of local communities to develop a culture of healthy living and supportive neighbourhoods.

We work to a single, shared set of goals to deliver excellent outcomes for local people, with a delegated budget and decision making to reduce duplication of effort and resources. Our vibrant team brings together a wealth of expertise with a shared vision to bring people the best holistic care through innovative solutions and a responsive and supportive culture for our staff.

Working with us

Our ambition is to be an employer of choice, and we are continuously working across our partnership to improve our collective offer to staff in areas like health and wellbeing, benefits and flexible working.

We have a strong focus on developing clinical & professional leaders and encourage all our staff to develop themselves and their careers. As an Alliance, we offer an abundance of career development opportunities and movement for staff across our partner organisations.

We are positively challenging traditional organisational barriers which get in the way of care delivery. We want you to be able to enjoy working in environments which are efficient, responsive and holistic and we are empowering teams to create the conditions for this.

The diversity of our workforce is one of our strengths and we seek to be inclusive in employment as we are in the delivery of health and care. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

We know that our staff have commitments outside of their work and we recognize that there are many reasons to want to work part-time or flexibly. We are always happy to talk flexible working.

About the role

As part of the NW Surrey Health and Care Alliance leadership team, the Public Health Consultant will share the strategic responsibility for improving the health outcomes of local people, in the broadest sense. We are looking for someone who can deploy technical, analytical and professional expertise to inform and direct our partnership’s overall strategy and key interventions; with a particular focus on identifying and addressing health inequalities and working across partner organisations to address the wider societal determinants of health and wellbeing.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Public Health specialist to be embedded within an Integrated Care Partnership’s local leadership team, meaning that you can apply your professional expertise to inform the setting of our strategic objectives and you will play a pivotal role in driving a fundamental shift in local planning and delivery of health and care services, towards a much more sophisticated population health and preventative approach.

The postholder will be encouraged to maintain strong links into the Surrey County Council’s Public Health team for professional development and supervision, and they will be supported in their work by a local team of analysts.

The successful candidate will be a skilled public health professional, able to build strong and influential relationships across our partnerships and be a strategic thinker with proven leadership and operational capability. Candidates must be on the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists, GMC or GDC Specialist List, with a license to practice, or within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview.

For more information or an informal discussion about the post, contact:

Professor Denise Thiruchelvam

Director of Nursing and Quality, DIPC, Chief Nurse

CSH Surrey

Better healthcare together

Mobile: 07970 939196

Email: denise.thiruchelvam@nhs.net
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