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Bradford Council

Senior Health Protection Manager

Job description

We appreciate your interest in working with Bradford Council. We are looking for a senior manager with experience in health protection to fulfil a permanent position in the public health team.
The Health and Social Care Act (2012) transferred responsibility for public health at the local level from NHS England to the local authorities. Directors of Public Health and their teams in local authorities have a particular role to play in protecting the health of the local population from biological and environmental hazards.
Health protection is a mandatory function of local authorities and one of the requirements of the public health grant.
The ideal candidate will have worked at both strategic and operational level in a local public health environment.
They will be competent in communicating with and influencing senior stakeholders, facilitating multi-agency meetings, establishing partnerships and work agreements, assessing population needs, inequalities and system gaps, and using a range of data to inform interventions and decision making in public health.
The post holder will independently lead the council’s health protection function with support from the head of public health and director of public health.
They will line manage a team and oversee a budget and work closely to leads of other public health areas, other council departments and external agencies particularly NHS and UKHSA to ensure the local health protection system meets the needs of Bradford people.
The post holder would also be involved on leading other priority areas for Public Health as they emerge, as defined by the Director of Public Health.
Bradford Council is a large unitary authority with an excellent reputation. A vibrant community, innovative businesses, and institutions make up our large, young, and diverse city. At the heart of the north, the district possesses unmatched potential, a growing pipeline of talent, and an exceptional quality of life.
A thriving urban district with award-winning public realm, but two-thirds rural, with beautiful landscapes, and open spaces on its doorstep, the district offers opportunities for leisure and lifestyle. There is an impressive cultural heritage in the district as well as a diverse and exciting contemporary offer. We have recently been appointed City of Culture 2025.
The district provides an interesting and challenging environment for Public Health work, having a young and ethnically diverse population, wide inequality in life expectancy, and a legacy of strong partnership working across health, social care and the voluntary sector.

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