Head of Health & Wellbeing/ Director of Public Health

Sefton (Metropolitan borough), Merseyside
Competitive salary
04 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full time

Head of Health & Wellbeing/ Director of Public Health

Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sefton
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
DBS Check: No
Reference: PHW/18/76631
Closing Date: 22/10/2018 at 23:55 PM

Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. It encompasses world renowned nature reserves, accessible businesses and retail centres, top class leisure facilities and some of the best coastal and countryside environments. It is an ideal location for accessing Manchester, the North West and beyond by road, rail or air. 

From vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning coastal and rural locations, everyone can find their perfect home. Sefton is at the heart of the Liverpool City Region, playing an active role in ensuring its success. 

Your new place of work 

This is a changing and vibrant authority already on a journey working towards an exciting 2030 vision. This is an organisation where excellent links with our partners, businesses and communities are integral to the delivery of our products and services.

Your new opportunity 

A fundamental priority for Sefton Council and its partners is supporting local communities to improve their health and wellbeing and facilitating the elimination of health inequalities. As Director of Public Health, you will play a pivotal role in leading, empowering and influencing the Borough’s strategy, policy and practice to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes for local people. 

You will be a leader who has the credibility and skills to work across the whole system including local government, NHS, Voluntary, Community and Faith sector and directly with communities themselves and will fully understand how to maximise and harness the potential improvement opportunities. You will be proficient and confident in working within a political environment and will have a leadership style that supports innovation and creativity whilst ensuring that excellent evidence based commissioning is the norm. 

Reporting to Chief Executive you will be the principal advisor to the elected members and council officers on the health and wellbeing of our communities. 

In addition to the core specialist public health responsibilities, the post-holder will take on leadership responsibility for Welfare Reform and the Integrated Wellness service.

Further information

You can arrange a discussion regarding this vacancy by contacting Mark Dale on 0151 934 3949 or email mark.dale@sefton.gov.uk or Paul Cunningham on 0151 934 3209 or email paul.cunningham@sefton.gov.uk

Interviews will take place on 11th December 2018

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.