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Sunderland City Council - Public Health Consultant

Sunderland City Council - Public Health Consultant

  • Location

    Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £700 - £750 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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The post holder will make a strategic contribution to improving health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities for Sunderland to support a city where:

  • everyone is as healthy as they can be;
  • people live longer and enjoy a good standard of wellbeing; and
  • levels of health inequalities are reduced.

The post holder will more specifically be responsible for health improvement, health protection, healthcare public health and health inequalities programmes as agreed in their portfolio.

  1. Key Responsibilities

This is a post for a Consultant in Public Health/Consultant in Public Health Medicine within Sunderland City Council to take a public health lead for a variety of programmes. The post holder will work agilely but will be expected to work across Sunderland and, in some cases, the Local Health Economy footprint, ICS footprint or the North East of England as necessary.

The post holder will provide vision and leadership for to up to 15 staff within the Public Health Team and provide direct line management of 1-3 staff.

The following list is typical of the duties the post holder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar nature and level may be required from time to time.

The post holder will:

  1. Fulfil a generic Consultant in Public Health/ Consultant in Public Health Medicine role within Sunderland City Council. The post holder is therefore expected to be competent across all ten areas of specialist public health practice (see Section 9).
  2. Deputise for the Director of Public Health, as required, and hold senior management responsibility within in the public health team.
  3. Establish strong relationships within Sunderland City Council as well as strong partnership working with the Clinical Commissioning Group, key provider organisations and other key external bodies including Public Health England and NHS England.
  4. Be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. High levels of intellectual rigour, political awareness, negotiation, motivation skills and flexibility are required.
  5. Deal with highly complex public health issues, advising officers and elected members within the council and the health and wellbeing board, making recommendations regarding services, patient care and the wider determinants of health.
  6. Be able to understand other cultures, advise, challenge and advocate to enable effective working across organisational boundaries. The ability to influence without direct authority and demonstrate a high level of tact, diplomacy and leadership are required.
  7. Support the Director of Public Health to identify local priorities and support the planning and/or commissioning of interventions to address those priorities and to reduce health inequalities. To seek out opportunities to secure additional funding where possible for the delivery of evidenced based interventions that will address those priorities.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.