Wiltshire Council is a large unitary authority that delivers 354 services to a population of 474,300 residents and puts Public Health at the heart of those services.
We are currently recruiting a Director of Public Health who shares our vision to create stronger and more resilient communities and ensure people in Wiltshire have healthy, active and high-quality lives.
This post offers a unique opportunity to work as part of a strong leadership team with a clear vision across a highly innovative Unitary Council.
We have many recent successes including developing work with our Area Boards around Child Poverty initiatives. Challenges still remain, in particular around obesity and the older population, and we are always looking to refine what we do and produce real, long term health improvements.
Wiltshire has made good progress in ensuring that public health is integrated with other council services. Currently the post leads a team which covers the three domains of public health as well as public protection (including trading standards, community safety, licensing, emergency planning, food and safety and environmental health), leisure services and occupational health and safety. We are continuing to look for innovative ways to develop and embed integration, with a particular focus on our adults and children’s services.
Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary behaviours, knowledge and skills to support this vision, gained through previous experience in a DPH role or leading on key programmes of work.
You will work in partnership with senior managers from across the Council, with the Clinical Commissioning Group and our three acute trusts as well as other partner agencies to improve health outcomes and make a positive difference to the lives of people in Wiltshire.
This role enjoys many benefits including flexible working, generous holidays, cohesive teams, great working environment and offers the opportunity to lead an already integrated public health function and to extend that integration to make a genuine impact on the lives of the people of Wiltshire.
Essential Qualifications: Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register with a license to practice/GDC Specialist Register/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists is a mandatory requirement for this role. If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist Register in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health medicine practice.
The closing date for this post Sunday 26 February 2017. Applications received after this time may not be considered.
An assessment centre will be held Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2017
For specific information about this job, please contact Frances Chinemana, Acting Director of Public Health. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01225 718066.
For information about careers at Wiltshire Council, please contact our Recruitment Team. Email: email@example.comTelephone: 01225 718040
If successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
You must hold a valid UK driving licence (with no more than 6 penalty points) and have access to either your own car or a pool car in order to undertake the duties of the role, unless other forms of transport are available and viable to perform the role. You will be required to drive for some or all of the role unless other forms of transport have been agreed.
Where applicable you will be required to produce your original driving licence as part of the selection process as well as agree to a live DVLA licence check.
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This role is politically restricted. This means that if you are successfully appointed to this role you may not at the same time be politically active. This includes standing as a member of Parliament, canvassing on behalf of others who wish to become a Member of Parliament or have an active role in a political party. Further details will be provided to you by the recruiting manager.
Wiltshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. You will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults in accordance with agreed procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults gives cause for concern either the council’s agreed child protection procedures or the policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults in Swindon and Wiltshire, will be followed, alongside implementation of the council’s disciplinary procedure.