There has never been a more exciting time to join Public Health, and as a senior leader at the Council, to be part of our huge ambitions for Wirral. Transforming the health and wellbeing of our population is a major priority for us. The challenges we have faced over the last few years have provided a strong test and we are very proud of the local response to dealing with the pandemic. and of the range of work that has been undertaken subsequently to help ensure our communities recover from the pandemic and that we build back better and stronger. There are further challenges facing our residents, which will give new focus to our plans to transform the quality of life within our local communities and address the health inequalities which exist within the borough.
We are seeking to increase our Public Health Consultant capacity to work across our senior leadership team, and wider partnerships. Our Public Health Consultants have a key role in health and wellbeing partnership arrangements, and we are therefore seeking a leader who can inspire and engage others to deliver a level of commitment to improve public health outcomes.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative and forward-thinking professional to build on our strong track record of successful delivery in an experienced team. This position will be integral to taking forward the public health priorities identified in Wirral’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Wirral Plan, by inspiring others, strengthening partnerships, developing work with communities and providing public health leadership for Wirral.
We are looking for candidates who have a broad range of public health knowledge and skills and can provide strong public health leadership, specialist advice and support to a range of public health priorities. Whilst not essential, experience of working in a local authority setting, shaping, and leading public health initiatives in a political environment is desirable. Adaptability and focus on delivery are critical features of this position.
Working to the Director of Public Health, and alongside two experienced Public Health Consultants, you will support the delivery of the ambitions in Wirral’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, support the Place Based Partnership and work with partners to deliver against the local population health outcomes. This role will provide leadership to drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of Wirral residents, to reduce inequalities in health outcomes and work in collaboration to protect local communities from threats to health through infectious diseases, environmental and other public health hazards.
You will provide expert public health advice and leadership to inform an evidence-based approach for commissioning and to ensure high quality equitable services, across public health, the wider council and with our health and community partners.
We are strongly committed to the development of our public health team and as a training location, you will be required to contribute to and support training programmes for Foundation Year Doctors/Specialty Registrars in Public Health, and for the training of other trainees and professionals within the locality. You will need to be included on the United Kingdom Public Health Register or the General Medical Council (UKPHR/GMC) professional register.
You will be joining a talented and ambitious team of passionate colleagues across the Council who are working to deliver excellence. The Public Health Consultant will work alongside colleagues in the Corporate Management Team, to influence how the whole Council prioritises its plans and delivers them. You will have the opportunity to effect significant change and will advise the Director of Public Health and lead elected members. The role will require deputising for the Director of Public Health as and when required, to lead and manage the Public Health service.
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