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Lancashire County Council

Public Health Specialist - Sexual Health

Job description

We are currently recruiting… **
A dedicated and decisive
 Public Health Specialist **to work within the Public Health and Wellbeing Service at **Lancashire County Council. **
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Public Health professional to lead on shaping our sexual health services as we work towards recommissioning our service within the next 12 months. You will be joining a dynamic and vibrant team working on high profile programmes, with the shared commitment to improving the health and well-being of our communities. 
Your workload will be challenging and complex, with an array of factors to consider as you develop and implement strategies across the service. We need you to be a self-starter and enthusiastic in your delivery, inspiring our team of professionals with your focus and working knowledge. 
By becoming part of the Public Health and Wellbeing Service within Lancashire County Council you will be contributing towards making a massive difference to combating health inequalities in the community.
What we are looking for…
Passion – you'll be passionate about sexual health services with pre-existing knowledge in the field, you'll have experience of service re-design and be keen to develop and improve upon current practices. You'll be working with a hugely supportive sexual health system aiming to revamp current pathways making services more accessible within Lancashire – we want you to be well versed in working within a partnership environment, ideally with a history of collaboration with local government and NHS – you will be approachable and forthcoming when liaising with our partners and key services taking advantage of your excellent communication skills – this is a commissioning based role which will require you to deal with funding and making sure we are utilising our resources in the most effective way. 
Challenge – you will be faced with a variety of challenges within your new role, however your previous experience will allow you to navigate these areas with ease – it is crucial that you are able to deal with complex topics remaining professional and poised during difficult conversations – there will be some subjects of discussion that are delicate in nature, concerning intimate details of sexual health challenges requiring a sensitive yet robust approach – you will be an articulate individual with an excellent understanding of clinical services and gender politics, being able to assess key areas requiring change as part of the re-design of the service. 
**Strategic **– you will be proficient in building strategies that can stand the test of time, assessing issues and addressing them effectively to allow progression for our future development – we want someone who is enterprising with the ability to have in depth conversations on funding and how we are using our finances – we need a fresh perspective to help create a whole new era of possibilities for the communities we assist, by speaking to providers about commissioning arrangements and assessing workforce development and opportunities – you will also be mentoring your team, dividing work and leading on the undertaking of tasks to ensure successful outcomes
If you're up to the challenge and ready to enhance your career in Public Health, then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
Why join us…
**Benefits: **There's fabulous flexibility and the opportunity to create the work life balance you'll love with up to 32 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 2 additional days at Christmas and then an additional 20 days that can be purchased too – we have a generous Local Government pension with shared AVC's available then a benefits package which has everything from dog care to day care, holidays at home or abroad, long service awards, Medicash, support groups, cycle to work schemes and eye tests plus much more
Development: you'll get support and development along the journey – there will be time for supportive reflection and supervision for yourself, opportunities for personal growth and development, multidisciplinary initiatives, mentoring, the opportunity to make a difference, feel valued and achieve the job satisfaction you've always wanted.
Inclusivity: we don't have a "one size fits all" idealism, we embrace diversity and that includes around personal and family requirements so appreciate that you'll want to be working from home when you can, your hours may vary or change and for us – delivering successful outcomes is more important than watching the clock.

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