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Public Health Workforce Strategist

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 568
  • Published: Fri 03/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/04/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Band 12 - £47,572 - £51,654 p.a.

22.2 hours per week over 3 days (days & times can be discussed)


Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth 

You will be  responsible for the strategic planning and future development of public health workforce development, taking into account the direction of Portsmouth City Council, Health and Care Portsmouth, Health Education England and NHS England, partnerships and national guidance, and grow the workforce for the future.

The post holder will support the Public Health Consultant Training Lead to assist Portsmouth City Council in meeting its public health obligations to protect, promote and improve the health of citizens and to reduce health inequalities through the development of a workforce skilled in public health, both inside the team and in the wider workforce.

You will be part of a team and working on a flexible matrix basis.  You will lead on workforce development strategy but you will be expected to work across other topic areas as needed. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead a training and development strategy for the Portsmouth Public Health Team from Apprentice to Director, including development of new roles such as Advanced Practitioner into the career pathway.
  • Lead ongoing workforce development within the public health team, developing skills and competences to prevent ill-health, protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. 
  • Embed public health skills and competences across the wider workforce, establishing relationships and partnership working with workforce development and other colleagues, such as Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and the ICB at place, and integrating public health development into new and existing structures to ensure that public health competence is embedded. 
  • Support the Consultant in Public Health Training Lead to plan and oversee a comprehensive training programme for training roles embedded in the team (Foundation Year 2 doctors; Specialty Registrars in Public Health and Specialist Registrars in General Practice).  This includes support for the administration of training placements, developing pastoral and educational support and fully integrating training posts within the work of the wider team.
  • You will oversee and manage the workforce development budget as it is awarded to Public Health Portsmouth from NHS Education.

Who is the Person?

You need to have:




Relevant degree; Public Health related post graduate qualification (or working towards such) or equivalent experience.

The postholder should be a UKPHR Registered Public Health Practitioner or become registered within 2 years.

Project manager qualification e.g. Prince 2 practitioner would be advantageous but not essential.

Public health or medical education or training qualification desirable.

Experience /




A good understanding of the key principles and current issues in Public Health.

High level of knowledge of strategic planning, acquired through training and experience.

Relevant experience working in a health or local government setting.

Understanding of local authority and NHS decision making procedures.

Significant programme and / or project management experience.

Experience of involving staff, service users, their carers and the public.

Experience of formal procurement and tender exercises.

Effectively managing a budget.

Line management experience is desirable.

Knowledge of change management relevant to the job.


Ability to communicate across a wide range of organisational and cultural boundaries.

Ability to facilitate constructive discussion and debate and to formulate programmes of action.

Ability to communicate goals in a compelling way.

Excellent standard of report writing & IT skills.

Analytical & Decision Taking

Ability to analyse and review highly complex facts and situations, where there may be a range of possible options, in order to formulate appropriate decisions.

Ability to exercise political sensitivity and judgement in difficult circumstances.

Personal Resources

Ability to think strategically.

Ability to manage complex projects of work with multiple stakeholders.

Ability to exercise judgement when conflicting information and advice is provided.

Ability to prioritise when working under pressure.

Ability to work flexibly and adapt easily to matrix working.

Ability to easily travel across the HIOW area

Proactive, responsive and enthusiastic.

Ability to work on own initiative.

Practical approach to problem solving.

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 568
  • Published: Fri 03/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/04/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Portsmouth

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