Public Health Consultant


Public Health Consultant

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £75,914 per annum
  • Closing date: Friday May 21st, 2021 11:59pm
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A bit about us

We are looking to appoint two innovative individuals to join our dynamic and well-respected Public Health Team.  Somerset County Council has adopted a strong emphasis on prevention and has placed ‘Improving Lives’, our local Health and Wellbeing Strategy, at the very heart of the organisation.  Public Health has a prominent position within the organisation and enjoys considerable support to improve health and wellbeing and tackle the inequalities that exist across the county.

Somerset is a large geographical county with urban centres, market towns as well as vast rural areas, all serving a population of just over 560,000 people. The county benefits from simple structures with one Clinical Commissioning Group, one Integrated Care System and one Health and Wellbeing Board, all with the same county boundaries.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

We are seeking to appoint two innovative, highly skilled individuals to play a significant part in the delivery of key public health programmes, working across all three domains of public health.

As well as leading on a portfolio of health improvement work, these posts will have a responsibility for providing specialist support to a number of Primary Care Networks to push forward a local Population Health Management approach.

The council offers a range of flexible working options and recognises the need to support your continued professional development and revalidation requirements.  Although these roles are both initially offered as full-time posts, part-time working could also be considered.

A few things about you

We’re looking for a highly credible professional with a track record of influencing across organisational boundaries. You will be confident, politically skilled, flexible, and a strong team player. This job requires a basic criminal background check.

Additional information

The closing date for both posts is the 21st May 2021.  Interviews will be held on 17th June 2021.

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health on 01823 359249. For information about terms and conditions please contact Recruitment@somerset.gov.uk.