Consultant in Public Health x2

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senior Grade B - £84,784 - £96,344 per annum (Pro rata)
08 Mar 2021
26 Mar 2021
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 / 18.5 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

These are politically restricted posts.

We are seeking two dynamic Public Health professionals to take up exciting roles in a first-rate Public Health Team in a county where we can really make a difference

About us

There has never been a better time for public health in Oxfordshire. 

The County Council is committed to tackling climate change; shaping the environment to encourage active, healthy & inclusive lives; shifting services to focus on more preventative approaches and closing the health gap between different communities.

There are solid and established partnerships through the Health & Wellbeing board and Community Safety Partnership with joint priorities endorsed through the joint health & wellbeing strategy and close working relationships right across the Oxfordshire system and with the Integrated Care System.

About the roles

You will be a core member of the Public Health Directorate Leadership Team within Oxfordshire County Council.

It is expected that, in addition to representing public health in key meetings within the council, your initial job plan will include:

Post 1) leadership for addressing health inequalities, Information & Surveillance including public health leadership of the JSNA and Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy, and will play a key role in system partnerships. As this agenda is integral to driving the public health agenda across the system this post will report direct to the DPH.

Post 2) Leadership for driving the public health obesity and physical activity portfolio working closely with partners across the council and system wide to maximise the join up with the active travel agenda. This will include oversight of the oral health agenda. This post will report to the deputy director of public health.

In addition, both posts will contribute to public health teaching and audit and the management of public health staff in line with lead areas.

Based in Oxford, you will be encouraged to form strategic relationships with local organisations across the County in order to develop joint work interests which align with the Council’s priorities.

About you

As a qualified consultant you will be expected to have the full range of skills and experience to lead across the broad spectrum of public health and to be able to flex lead areas as required.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • a clear grounding in public health principles
  • a sound understanding of Local Government, the NHS and partnership working
  • the ability to influence, persuade and make change
  • the ability to deliver targets and meet deadlines
  • the ability to combine an approach grounded in public health skills with top quality management, partnership and commissioning skills.

Rewards and benefits

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Please click below to view Job Descriptions and Person Specifications:

37 hours per week role

18.5 hours per week role

For an informal discussion about roles please contact Ansaf Azhar, Director of Public Health on 07967 228813 or Val Messenger, Deputy Director of Public Health on 07825 314784.

Application Procedure

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page. 

For further information and to apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: Friday 26th March 2021

Interview date: Friday 9th April 2021

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