CONSULTANT POST IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Fixed Term: 12 months - Full time, Job share will be considered
Sefton MBC is looking to recruit an outstanding Consultant in Public Health to support the Director of Public Health maintain the development of an ambitious and far reaching programme of work.
Public Health is positioned at the heart of the council, operating as a strategic function to support the councils response to the Covid Pandemic. Public health is also crucial to delivering the Councils Public Sector Reform agenda, which places early intervention and prevention at its core. As this is a fixed term appointment, the post holder will be expected to start work and proceed at pace with great enthusiasm. The exact portfolio will be negotiated with the successful candidate in light of current and emerging priorities and the knowledge and experience they bring. However, it is clear that a focus will be supporting the Councils response to Covid and ensuring public health business continuity especially in the support of health care priorities.
Sefton is an area that stretches from Bootle in the south to Southport in the north. To the east lies the town of Maghull and the west is bordered by an award-winning coastline covering Crosby through to Formby and Ainsdale.
We also work on wider footprints where this is of benefit to improving the health of Sefton residents, and where it delivers more efficient, effective and cost-effective programmes. These footprints include the Liverpool City region, Cheshire and Merseyside and other specific Local Authorities in the North west.
A fundamental priority for Sefton Council and its partners is supporting local communities to improve their health and wellbeing and facilitating the elimination of health inequalities.
Sefton Council is looking for a consultant in public health who has the credibility and skills to work across the whole system including local government, NHS, Voluntary, Community and Faith sector and directly with communities themselves and will fully understand how to maximise and harness the potential for health improvement opportunities.
The post holder will lead on the following key areas: providing public health leadership in the Council wide response to the Covid pandemic. This will include local testing and contact tracing. They will also contribute the ongoing public health responsibilities relating to healthcare public health. Specifically, the review of health checks and commissioning support to local CCGs.
He/she will deputise for the Interim Director and support the team in specialist public health training and be able to provide expert advice on all health matters.
For informal discussion about the post, please contact, Margaret Jones, Director of Public Health on 0796 7158789