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Public Health Lead (Ageing Well)

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04227
  • Published: Thu 19/01/2023, 5:22 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 5:22 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 33
  • Salary: £54595 - £57707 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Including Countywide & remote

This is an exciting time to be joining the Public Health team at West Sussex County Council, we are on a journey to protect and improve the health of residents and improve services. The Directorate of Public Health is a progressive, specialist, multi-disciplinary department and primary source of specialist public health advice and leadership within West Sussex.

For more information about West Sussex County Council, please visit our WSCC About Us page.

Salary: £54,595 - £57,707 per annum, pro rata £48,692 - £51,468
Working Pattern: Part time, 33 hours per week, working a 9 day fortnight
Contract Length: Fixed term until 30th November 2023 to cover a secondment
Location: Chichester, including county wide travel and remote working

This role will lead a portfolio of work to improve the health and wellbeing of people in West Sussex with a focus on Ageing Well and to ensure that we use our resources effectively and achieve good public health outcomes.

You will manage resources and large-scale activities both operational and strategic, often requiring coordination with other teams' closely related functions. You will be involved in developing the future shape of service and will build relationships and influence activities, including using your public health expertise to work across and outside of the organisation.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to work with partners across a complex system and to develop public health strategies which have an impact on population health, including health inequalities.
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve issues independently, planning solutions and making sound pragmatic decisions using a range of evidence and information, to have a direct impact on system level strategy and services.
  • Ability to develop relationships with key partners and stakeholders, working across the directorate and organisational boundaries to influence actions, decisions and delivery of objectives.
  • Ability to negotiate effective and innovative solutions, and to challenge existing practices with tact.
  • Effective research, evaluation and interpretation skills, including data analysis, to derive conclusions and plan over the short to medium term.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare and present reports, successfully influence and persuade others, and negotiate effective business solutions.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Post-graduate professional qualification relevant to Public Health or management, for example, a Master's in Public Health; or equivalent level of significant experience demonstrating comprehensive application of the above levels of knowledge in a relevant setting.
  • Experience in the use of statistical and epidemiological methods for analysing, interpreting and understanding data.
  • Significant post-qualification experience in dealing with significant and complex Public Health issues in a strategic, policy or project management role.
  • Knowledge / experience of project and/or programme management methodologies, experience of setting up projects from scratch and of managing projects to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Expert specialist, theoretical and practical knowledge relating to public health.
  • Sound practical and theoretical knowledge of the political, organisational and commissioning environment of local government and partner organisations including the NHS and the voluntary and community sector.
  • Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise over short-, medium- and long-term timeframes and to adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly.
  • Exposure to shaping and supporting initiatives in a political environment.
  • Experience of working with partners in a multi-agency environment.
  • Experience of managing a budget and contributing to financially related decisions on high level spending.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. Aside from 29 days annual leave, you will also have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee, you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE04227. For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Daniel MacIntyre (Head of Service) at . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .

To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04227
  • Published: Thu 19/01/2023, 5:22 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 5:22 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 33
  • Salary: £54595 - £57707 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Including Countywide & remote

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