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Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Public Health Lead

Job description

Public Health Lead

Health Improvement; Mental Health Wellbeing and Wellness

Public Health Department

Sefton Council is seeking to recruit a Public Health Lead with strong technical skills and a real commitment to improving population health.

The post holder will join the Public Health Department at an exciting and formative time. You will be responsible for leading and contributing to multi agency and partnership networks, you will develop strategic plans and programmes to address health issues and health inequalities and deliver against the public health outcomes framework.

You will be expected to be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. A high level of intellectual rigour, political awareness, negotiation and motivation skills and flexibility are required to understand other cultures, advise, challenge and advocate to enable effective working across organisational boundaries as well as being able to influence without direct authority.

The role is one of a number of specialist public health roles and there is expectation that the post holder will have the experience to be able to adapt to a range of wider public health priorities, including an immediate and specific focus on mental health, wellbeing and wellness as well as the broader  health improvement areas such as smoking, tobacco control, lifestyles and communities.  

Technical expertise and knowledge of working across multi-agency partnerships, leading service development and complex strategic commissioning of health improvement services is essential.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact;

Anna Nygaard, Acting Consultant in Public Health  @Anna.Nygaard@sefton.gov.uk

Interviews for this post will be held on 19th November 2021
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