Public Health Advanced Practitioner (Mental Health at Scale)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/03/2019 23:59
£46,457 - £49,977 p.a. i.e. Grade 16
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Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham however you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham; some travel across the North East may also be required.
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Closing date:
28 Mar
Further Information

Adult and Health Services
Public Health

Public Health Advanced Practitioner (Mental Health at Scale)
Two-year fixed term appointment

Job Location: Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the health of people in Durham, to join our Public Health team as Public Health Advanced Practitioner.

This is a two-year fixed term appointment to support a County Durham Partnership priority of mental health at scale.

We are looking for candidates with a track record of implementing public health programmes in a range of settings, and with exceptional communication skills and ability to progress public health priorities through leadership at all levels of the system.

Public Health Advanced Practitioners play a key role in forging partnerships with and influencing all key stakeholders within their specialist area of responsibility.

They will also be responsible for key elements of the Council’s public health vision and strategic plan, developing, implementing, monitoring and leading key public health programmes to reduce health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing. This will be delivered through the commissioning process and marketplace development with providers including other Local Authorities, the NHS (commissioners, providers in the acute, mental health and primary care), the third sector and independent/private sector.

You will be responsible for managing the following public health programmes:
• Leading the mental health at scale agenda
• Working in close partnership with partner organisations (of the County Durham Partnership) to develop a county wide approach to mental health at scale
• Work with Business Durham, the County Durham Economic Partnership and the North-East Chamber of Commerce to develop and deliver a strategy for ‘healthy businesses’ in County Durham.
• Contributing to the development of ‘social movements’ for health
• Developing and implementing an evidenced based workforce mental health training package adopted across the whole partnership (considering key competencies, centralized delivery, shared resources and sustainable approaches)
• Developing relationships across the business (especially SME) sector to champion workforce wellbeing and develop the appropriate mechanisms to deliver across a diverse sector.
• Working within HR/policy/organisational development to embed healthier working practices
• Champion tackling stigma and discrimination in partnership with the Time for Change hub
• Work across the public health team to ensure that good mental health is embedded in every setting in County Durham.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Chris Woodcock, Public Health Strategic Manager email chris.woodcock@durham.gov.uk

Required Qualifications:
Applicants will be expected to hold a Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field; a relevant first degree, supplemented by public health improvement knowledge, acquired through training, courses and experience; and be registered (or working towards registration) on the Practitioner Register.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 8/4/2019.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrAHS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.