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Greater London Authority

Consultant in Public Health

Job description

The Mayor wants all Londoners to have the best opportunities to live a long life in good health. If we are to achieve this, we all need to play our part in tackling the causes of poor health to make London a healthier, fairer city, where nobody’s health suffers because of who they are, or where they live. Join the GLA Group Public Health Unit, and you can help London to become the world’s healthiest global city.
We are looking for an outstanding specialist in public health to lead a strategic portfolio of work that shapes our future work to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners, working closely with the GLA Group Director of Public Health and wider team, the Mayor’s Office, Deputy Mayors, as well as senior leaders and managers. 
You will have strong analytical and influencing skills, be able to support the design and development of long term strategies through multiple partnerships and systems, all in a political environment. 
The GLA Group Public Health Unit has city-wide public health responsibilities. We use a public health approach to implement the Mayor’s statutory health inequalities strategy for London and deliver the health in all policies approach across the GLA group functional bodies; GLA, LFC, LLDC, MOPAC, OPDC and TfL.
 Our work helps to build a better London for everyone – a safer, fairer, greener and more prosperous city for all Londoners. 
In 2022 we established the ‘Building the Evidence’ (BtE) programme, which seeks to build the evidence and address knowledge gaps to devise new ways to understand, contextualise and address health inequalities in London. The programme is designed to support strategic priority setting, and enable work to address the wider determinants of health by identifying gaps and prioritising areas of action to address health inequalities. There are two strands to the programme, a series of rapid evidence reviews being produced by the Institute of Health Equity (IHE), and accompanying companion data packs, produced through a collaboration between the GLA Group Public Health and City Intelligence Units, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), IHE and NHS England and Improvement London 
In this short term strategic role you will work closely with the GLA Group Director of Public Health and the wider team to:

  •  lead and take forward the ‘building the evidence’ work and companion data programme on health inequalities, building on the legacy of the programme to lead and shape a wide range of future work programmes (within and outside of the GLA) to improve health and reduce health inequalities
  • use and build evidence and data to support the work of the Mayor’s statutory strategies with a focus on the Health Inequalities Strategy and implementation plan (2018-2028), and the work underway to gather evidence that a future review of the London Plan could consider
  • working very closely with the GLA Health, Children and Young Londoners Unit health inequalities team, OHID London and with London public health teams, support work to identify and prioritise long term strategic priorities for the GLA to improve health and reduce health inequalities
  • take a key role in the GLA Group Public Health Unit programme to embed a Health in policies approach across the group
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