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City of Wolverhampton Council

Senior Public Health Specialist

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Adults Team within Wolverhampton Public Health.
The team leads on themes on healthcare public health and health protection. This specific role will focus on public mental health and work closely with local system partners to deliver key priorities around topics including mental health promotion, prevention of mental health problems and suicide prevention, reducing premature mortality, supporting recovery, and improving inclusion of people living with mental health problems.
The role will also focus on workforce development in public health which aims to improve health outcomes by ​enhancing the training, skills, and performance of public health workers. Under the direction of the Principal Public Health Specialists, the post holder will design, deliver, monitor and evaluate programmes of work, in partnership with a range of key stakeholders.
Whilst the successful candidate will primarily focus on supporting public mental health and workforce development in public health, they will also be involved in other Public Health initiatives and programmes, working in a matrix way across the service. The post holder will be involved in the development and day to day delivery of public health initiatives, input into commissioning of services, work in partnership to support and influence the work of other agencies and provide specialist technical expertise and training on evidence base, data interpretation, need assessments, equity audits, policy, evaluation etc.
The applicant will have a relevant degree and/or extensive previous experience of working in a public health or other relevant role (e.g., mental health, adult social care, voluntary sector). They will be able to evidence excellent knowledge of public health and mental health policy and practice, and requirements for supporting Public Health workforce development including registration on the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR). They will also have good public health knowledge and technical skills including appraisal of literature, data analysis and high-quality report writing, experience of managing projects, working to influence partners and multi-agency programmes of work and delivering training and presentations to wide variety of audiences.
The ideal applicant will therefore be a confident communicator, possess excellent knowledge of mental health related inequalities and understanding of evidence-based interventions to prevent mental health problems and promote good mental health, and be a registered UKPHR practitioner.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview week commencing 28th August 2023.

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