Locum Consultant in Public Health – Ref: SS03423
6 months (with potential to extend to up to 12 months)
£89,368 - £95,824 (including reviewable Market Supplement)
Walsall Council is an ambitious and forward-looking Metropolitan Borough Council with a strong focus on becoming a wellbeing borough, where people and communities are enabled and supported to take control of their wellbeing. In an era of uncertainty surrounding the UK economy, our growing and changing population and reducing resources – we believe that to respond to this need for good health and wellbeing is essential, not a luxury. COVID-19 has significantly changed the views of our population to the public’s health, nationally and locally, and in Walsall, Public Health is seen even more so as pivotal to improve the population’s health. We have ambitious plans for Walsall with Public Health driving change to meet Our Council Plan’s aim of reducing inequalities and maximising potential.
Walsall Council is offering you an exciting opportunity to join our progressive team, working agilely. This is an opportunity to be part of a talented multi-disciplinary team, providing core public health expertise and assurance to the Council, health and care economy and partners across the Borough. The teams’ work programme includes:
Health Protection and Healthcare
Inequalities and Mental Wellbeing
Young People and Health Improvement
The portfolio for the Consultant in Public Health post will offer a stimulating mix of work with multidisciplinary teams across Walsall and The Black Country, supporting building the evidence about what works in new and existing interventions and innovations and how we can create communities and an economy that places wellness as the cultural norm.
We have strong working relationships with our local colleagues and we would encourage our new post holder to be closely involved in the future development of a broad range of established areas of local work, particularly in the areas of inequalities, substance misuse and mental wellbeing.
You will be actively encouraged to develop your own areas of interest and utilise our excellent links locally, regionally and nationally.
You will be able to demonstrate experience in building constructive relationships with senior colleagues in local authorities, the NHS and with other partners in complex environments.
You will provide strategic public health leadership on different work programmes and be able to help transform public health outcomes for Walsall residents.
You must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Public Health or the UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists, or be in the final stage of your Public Health training
Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a part-time or job share basis will be considered.
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