About the role
The Director of Public Health is the system leader for improving the health and wellbeing of residents, reducing inequalities in health outcomes and protecting local communities from public health hazards (infectious diseases and environmental threats). As such, the Director of Public Health is a statutory chief officer of the authority and the principal adviser on all health matters to elected members, officers and partners, with a leadership role spanning health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health. This supports the councils objectives, working to ensure that everyone has a great start to life, where they live healthy and fulfilling lives, and are enabled to achieve their full potential with no one left behind as detailed in our Community Vision 2030.
Working within a complex environment, alongside political leaders and a broad range of partners from district councils, NHS bodies and the private sector, you will provide clear strategic direction, driving forward initiatives that help us deliver the objectives of our Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This will be achieved by working inclusively and collaboratively to cultivate strong working relationships, with the abilty to challenge and influence process with authority to secure the best possible outcomes that provide public value and efficiency.
You will recognise the power and benefit of global, national and local insight to help inform decisions and understand the importance of looking at innovative approaches and best practice beyond the boundaries of the council and how this intelligence led approach could help Surrey to deliver improved local outcomes for Surrey and its residents.
Reporting to the Executive Director for Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture, the DPH is a member of CLT. If you want to work alongside a highly capable and motivated leadership team and would like to have an informal conversation about this position please feel free to contact Rachel Crossley via email Rachel.Crossley@surreycc.gov.uk
Our Director of Public Health position offers a competitive salary. Currently based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, but with a planned office relocation to Woking. Agile working is offered to meet the demands of this role.
To submit your personal statement, outlining your suitability and relevant experience, with CV please use the apply online button below.
The full job profile and person specification can be found attached to this advert.
Closing date: Sunday 12th July 2020
Technical Interviews: W/C 13th July 2020
Final Assessment Interviews: W/C 20th July 2020
Member’s interview: Thursday 30th July 2020
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