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London Borough of Merton

Consultant in Public Health

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join Merton Council and its friendly and dynamic public health team.The post offers a wide experience in Public Health including system leadership, commissioning a range of public health services, and place shaping.The portfolio currently covers health intelligence, ‘Health in All Policies’ and adult substance misuse and mental health but there will be some flexibility.Merton Council has developed an ambitious recovery and modernisation programme to shape the future of Merton as a place; and is implementing its climate action plan, seeking co-benefits with health. Both of the above will need your support.You will also work closely with the local NHS and Adult Social Care on our Merton Health and Care Together integration programme, commission our adult substance misuse services and support the Health and Wellbeing Board’s ambition to transform the deprived East of the borough including the development of an innovative health and community facility.All of the above needs to be underpinned by health intelligence. You will have the exciting opportunity to develop and innovate the function further, working across the council and together with the NHS Population Health Management Programme.We are looking for a resourceful, competent and hands-on consultant with a track- record of independent problem solving and delivery. You need to demonstrate highly developed communication skills (written and verbal), an excellent grasp of health intelligence, practical experience of effectively managing staff, budgets and projects and a genuine ethos of team and partnership working. We will consider exceptional applications from trainees who are ready for their first consultant post and take pride in developing talent.Interviews will take place 13th September 2022

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