Consultant in Public Health
Contract Type - Permanent
Hours - 37 hours per week, full time (job share would be considered)
Salary - £89,631 - £101,315
Brighton and Hove City Council are looking for a Public Health Consultant to provide the leadership and vision to help transform the health and wellbeing of our residents.
Our city by the sea is known and loved for its diversity and has a uniquely crafted national and international identity rooted in our culture and heritage. We are rich in health and wellbeing assets however the success of our city masks issues related to poverty, inequality and fairness. You will need to be committed to work with local organisations and communities to make the city a fairer and healthier place for everyone.
Interview date: 29 June 2023
To arrange an informal discussion about this opportunity with Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health for Brighton and Hove City Council, please contact Jona.Hysa@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
You will be an exceptional team player who is highly effective at making change happen. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the city – if this challenge excites you then this is the job for you.
The roles and responsibilities of the post will be flexible however your key responsibilities will include:
- leading on health protection
- providing expert healthcare public health advice for our place-based health and care partnership (including CVD prevention) and
- leading our Health & Wellbeing Strategy action plan to enable residents to age well.
You will join a friendly, forward thinking and dynamic Public Health department that includes four public health consultant led teams. We are committed to professional development and place a strong focus on workplace wellbeing. Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision and your leadership will be vital in delivering this.
We are based in the Health and Adult Social Care Directorate and work across the Council and beyond to influence the wider determinants of health. We have strong and productive relationships with organisations across the Sussex Health and Care Partnership (ICS), including NHS Trusts and our partner Public Health teams; UKHSA & OHID; our local community & voluntary sector and other city organisations.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our:
- People Promise
- action plan for being a fair and inclusive council
- anti-racism strategy
- work to encourage a diverse workforce
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).