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LB Richmond Upon Thames and LB Wandsworth

Public Health Lead

Job description

Our team covers programmes relating to adults, older people and prevention within our wider Public Health team. Within this role you will pick up public health skills related to these areas, and a wide range of developmental opportunities is offered, that only a large organisation can provide. We are a welcoming team with a learning approach. We are recruiting a permanent Public Health Lead, to support both councils to improve the health and wellbeing of the local populations of Richmond and Wandsworth. We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm to help our team achieve the best health outcomes for the residents of Richmond and Wandsworth. The post will offer the opportunity to be involved in different aspects of Public Health, and flexibility is important. The post holder will support the delivery and implementation of the Council’s Prevention Framework. The postholder will also lead the delivery of the Council’s work plan relating to the healthy eating and nutrition strategy which forms part of the healthy weight programme. The Council’s Prevention Framework also includes physical activity, healthy communities, healthy workplace, winter warmth, prevention in long term conditions, and social prescribing. Additional responsibilities will include identifying the health needs of the population, advising on, and supporting strategic plans for commissioning services to meet those needs, providing commissioning support, and highlighting inequalities and improving outcomes for all residents. The post holder will provide Public Health advice and leadership and lead multi-agency and multi-disciplinary projects across both councils. In addition, we are looking for someone with experience in programmes and project management, good budget management and project management skills and an eye for detail. You will embrace diversity and be able to work and influence people from all walks of life. Please see the job profile for a full list of requirements. Should you wish to have an informal conversation about the role please email. We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include 36 hour working week (Full time), working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you would like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. Indicative Recruitment Timeline Closing Date: 10th October 2021 Shortlisting Date: 13th & 14th October 2021 Interview Date: TBC ...
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