Director of Public Health

East Sussex
Up to £107,987
11 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

East Sussex County Council is looking for a visionary and collaborative leader, with a proven track record of achievement through partnership working, to shape and deliver our priorities for public health.

East Sussex Better Together is our ambitious programme to transform our health and social care services to drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of the local community. The initial 150-week phase concluded in July 2017 and we have transitioned to our Alliance. Arrangements are now in place to ensure oversight of the whole health and care system from both a commissioning and delivery perspective. This Alliance phase is focusing on delivering in-year improvements across the system and developing the governance to deliver into the future.

The next phase focusses on building a new model of ‘accountable care’ that integrates our whole system; prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary prevention), primary, community and social care, mental health, acute and specialist care, so that we can demonstrably make the best use of the circa £1 billion collective resource we spend every year to meet the health and care needs of local people. We are aiming to have established a new model of ‘accountable care’ by 2020/21. Clearly an ability to influence across organisational boundaries is crucial for us.

Like most local authorities we are facing a range of complex public health issues and require a resilient and motivational individual to go further than we have done before in taking a pro-active and preventative approach to health and wellbeing. Your route into public health does not matter as much as your ability to bring strategic focus and deliver robust outcomes.

In return, you will be joining an organisation committed to transforming public health that already has strong relationships with partners, which provide a solid foundation to enable things to truly happen.

To find out more about this role and apply, please visit, using job reference: DPH00001.

For a confidential discussion, please call Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or Reece D’Alanno on 020 7332 7895.

Closing date: 9am 27th October 2017.

Assessment Centre: 28th November 2017.

Final Panel: 29th November 2017.

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