Public Health Consultant

Location
Catford, London (Greater)
Salary
£67,053 - £72,705 pa SMG3 (plus a £6k market supplement)
Posted
12 Aug 2020
Closes
01 Sep 2020
Ref
COM-20-028
Sector
Public Health
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Join a Council that places prevention and tackling inequalities at the heart of its work

The London Borough of Lewisham serves one of the most ethnically diverse populations in England, and like many inner city councils, it faces the challenges of unequal health and life chances among its communities, and significantly reduced public sector resources. The council, together with key partners in health and across the voluntary sector, is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic whilst, taking a whole system approach to improving the health and wellbeing of its residents, placing prevention and tackling health inequalities at the heart of its health and social care work.

Lewisham's public health team sits within the directorate of community services (which includes adult services, sport and leisure services and environmental health), but the team works closely across all council directorates and provides public health support to the South East London CCG.

Location

Laurence House, Catford Road, London SE6 4RU

What we’re looking for

A full time permanent post, with key responsibilities for our work on tackling health inequalities, adopting a health in all policies approach, and preventative work on mental health and substance misuse. The postholder will report to the DPH.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Further information

For further information or an informal discussion interested candidates should contact Dr Catherine Mbema, Director of Public Health, at catherine.mbema@lewisham.gov.uk, or on 07725 143 060.

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date:

Tuesday 1 September 2020 at 11:59pm

Interviews will likely be held in September.

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