Public Health Consultant

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£85,286 (Please note that this role is being offered at the top of the salary range for this band)
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County wide based at County Hall, United Kingdom
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Northumberland County Council is looking to appoint a substantive, full time, flexible and adaptable Consultant in Public Health to join its forward-thinking team. If successful, the applicant will have the opportunity to lead on a variety of areas which could include health protection, policy and place, children and young people and mental health and a variety of community-based health improvement programmes. Responsibilities will also include playing a central role in reducing inequalities and leading our data and business intelligence team.

Northumberland is the most beautiful county in which to live and work but despite its numerous attractions, as England's most sparsely populated and northern county, we have some specific public health challenges. These include a disproportionately ageing population and the often-forgotten socioeconomic impact of rurality along with an urban southeast corner which continues to face the difficulties consistent with the legacy of former coalfield areas. The Council has a reputation for innovation, and we have a longstanding culture of close joint working and integration with our NHS colleagues and the voluntary and community sector.

With this in mind, we are looking for a consultant with excellent leadership and strong technical skills who can develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders across the public and VCSE sectors and with communities. The successful applicant should be committed to using community centred approaches to improve health and wellbeing. The post-holder must be on the UK Voluntary Register for Public Health Specialists/GMC/GDC Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

For an informal discussion please email sandra.blackwood@northumberland.gov.uk who will arrange a time for a phone call with Gill O'Neill. Executive Director of Public Health.

Times of work: 9 am - 5 pm (some evening work) Weekly working hours: 37 hours

Closing Date: Friday 2 February 2024

Interview Date: Friday 1 March 2024

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For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.     

Alternative application format:  

British Sign Language: northumberlandcc-cs.signvideo.net    

For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930  

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.