Panoramic Associates are working with a local authority to recruit an Interim Senior Public Health Officer for Mental Wellbeing for a full time, 6 month contract.
This role will report to the Public Health Service Lead and play a vital role in leading and supporting initiatives related to public mental health and suicide prevention.
You will contribute to the development and implementation of strategies, interventions, and frameworks to improve mental wellbeing across the population. Collaboration, evidence-based decision-making, and effective communication will be key in this role.
- Support the Creating a Mentally Healthy Forum, a partnership group focused on enhancing mental wellbeing across the population.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the local mental health needs and formulate appropriate solutions and initiatives. This includes developing business cases and service specifications.
- Take a lead role in developing and implementing the Public Mental Health Framework for Action and Prevention Concordat.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and service delivery, ensuring evidence-based practice is applied.
- Develop and commission place-based interventions tailored to the specific needs of citizens.
- Author reports, Cabinet Member Briefings, and work plans to effectively communicate progress and outcomes.
- Stay updated on national and regional policy and strategy in the field of mental health and apply this knowledge to local contexts.
- Collaborate with other members of the Mental Wellbeing Team, actively participating in joint projects and initiatives.
- Relevant degree or equivalent qualification in Public Health, Mental Health, or a related field.
- Demonstrated experience and expertise in public mental health for a local authority.
- Strong understanding of partnership working and collaborative approaches to achieving mental wellbeing outcomes.
- Ability to analyse and assess local mental health needs and develop evidence-based solutions and initiatives.
- Familiarity with developing business cases and service specifications.
- Proven track record in leading the development and implementation of frameworks or strategies.
- Excellent evaluation skills to assess the effectiveness of interventions and service delivery.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to author reports and briefings for a variety of audiences.
- Up-to-date knowledge of national and regional policies and strategies related to mental health.
To hear more about this role or apply please contact Maisie Hockings or Rebecca Martin.