The pandemic has brought into sharp focus how coproducing work with communities to improve health is at the heart of public health action.
This post is about seizing this opportunity in a borough with amongst the greatest public health challenges in the country.
You will lead a talented and experienced team within the Public Health Division.
You will work with Tower Hamlets' strong communities and voluntary sector, building on a long history of community strength to build foundations for health and wellbeing through:
• Strong networks, partnerships and coalitions connecting people, gathering and reporting community insight, shaping and co-producing services and supporting healthier lives
• Accessible and appropriate services that are integrated by a shared commitment and approach to improving health and wellbeing
• Well utilised community assets and services promoting health and wellbeing, cohesion and addressing abuse, violence, discrimination and the impact of crime
As an experienced public health professional, you will help drive the Healthy Communities programme by employing a diverse skill set that includes:
· Strategic, outcomes-focussed work including setting out clear theories of change and logic models
· Insight, intelligence, asset mapping
· Strategy, and partnership, planning and communications
· Public, community engagement, coproduction
· Commissioning and delivery
· Evaluation, innovation and research
· Developing public health skills and leadership
· Management of budgets and resources
You will report to the Associate Director for Healthy Environments and Communities and will support and lead the work plan to address the Healthy Communities aspirations (outlined in the JD). You will deputise for the Associate Director where required.
You will need to hold a Masters level qualification in Public Health or related subject or equivalent experience, have a strong commitment to public health principles and significant experience of public health practice.
You are likely to be requested to be available for occasional evening and weekend meetings, subject to the requirements of the work programme.
If you wish to discuss this post, please contact Somen Banerjee, Director of Public Health (email@example.com or call 0207 734 2609)
This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External. We will consider secondment opportunities and welcome applications for part-time working.
If this role is available to internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees
All applications should be made via our online application system; no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.
Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.