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Medway Council

Senior Public Health Manager

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Medway Council Public Health Department, and we are looking for a Senior Public Health Manager to oversee a range of programmes which includes Substance Misuse, Sexual Health, Domestic Abuse and Older People. The role will include improving outcomes through partnership working as well as the commissioning of our Substance Misuse, Sexual Health and Domestic Abuse services.

You will be managing a highly motivated team and working with key providers and stakeholders to deliver excellent services to Medway’s residents. You will ensure that people who face additional barriers are able to access effective and appropriate support. As the health system begins to move towards a more place-based approach, you will also have the opportunity to influence how local services meet their needs.

You will work with partners across Medway as well as colleagues in Kent County Council and regional lead commissioners to share and apply learning from best practice.   As such you will need the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders from statutory, private and third sectors and also have the credibility to work collaboratively with clinical staff.

The Public Health team are a forward thinking and experienced service that coordinate a wide portfolio of projects for Medway Council and you will work alongside the programme leads for these areas too. We strongly believe in working towards system wide solutions to complex problems

The successful applicant will report directly to the service manager (Head of Public Health Programmes) and proactively manage current commissioned contracts, procurement of new services, delivery of nationally prescribed and locally co-ordinated programmes. As the lead for vulnerable adults, you will be expected to promote health, address health inequalities and collaborate with other agencies to do the same.

This may include undertaking practice research, asset mapping, assessment of need and demand, data and financial analysis and arranging/coordinating patient/service user and provider engagement activity where required.

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