Consultant in Public Health

£72,614 – £78,059
13 May 2021
08 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Staffordshire County Council is an ambitious and forward-looking Council with a strong focus on becoming a smart county, where people and communities are enabled and supported to take control of their wellbeing.

Our Vision – A county where big ambitions, great connections and greener living give everyone the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy

Our Outcomes – Everyone in Staffordshire will:

  • Have access to more good jobs and share the benefit of economic growth
  • Be healthier and more independent for longer
  • Feel safer, happier and more supported in their community

Our Values – Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans.  Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

Ambitious – We are ambitious for our communities and citizens

Courageous – We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions

Empowering – We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

The Consultant in Public Health will be expected to be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines.  A high level of intellectual rigour, negotiation, motivation skills and flexibility are required to deal with complex public health issues. The ability to advise and make recommendations regarding services and patient care is essential.  A high level of tact, diplomacy and an understanding different working cultures across organisational boundaries is required in order to influence without control.

Key Accountabilities

• Leading the technical and managerial development, implementation and delivery of national, regional and local policies.

• Developing inter-agency and interdisciplinary strategic plans and programmes in collaboration with partners at all levels, contributing to the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, with delegated authority to deliver key public health targets.

• Utilising information and intelligence systems to provide expert public health advice and leadership to support and inform an evidence-based approach within ethical frameworks for commissioning and developing high quality equitable services, across primary, secondary and social care, and across sectors including local authorities, voluntary organisations, etc. This will include the provision of PH leadership and input (the PH offer) to a named Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in line with an agreed MoU

• Providing geographical leadership for Public Health and working closely with the Locality Public Health Commissioning leads to identify local priorities and support the planning and commission of interventions to address those priorities and reduce health inequalities.

• Providing whole system leadership and strategic support to the Head of Strategy in undertaking key statutory and leadership duties including assurance programmes for health protection and emergency planning functions.

• Contributing to the formulation of Public Health and wider council business plans, budgets and financial initiatives.

• Designing and delivering a training programme as a major part of the job e.g. training Specialist Registrars in Public Health Medicine and Public Health Specialist Trainees, VTS Trainees and F2 Doctors.

• Actively taking part in Public Health service-academic partnership programmes with the two local Universities (Keele and Staffordshire).

• The day to day management of a group of staff, and responsibility for the allocation / placement and supervision of qualified staff or trainees.

• Actively undertake revalidation, audit or other measures required to remain on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health (Specialist) Register or other specialist register as appropriate through a programme of CPD/CME, in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements, or other recognized body.

• Commissioning research audits/projects, and appropriately undertaking research or audit.

• Development and maintenance of systems and processes to enable the authority to work with partners to respond to major incidents, including health protection threats, including taking part in on call arrangements.


  • A range of flexible working options
  • Generous annual leave and bank holidays with the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • Training and development opportunities

Candidates must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Public Health or the UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists.

If a disabled person meets the criteria indicated by the Disability Confident scheme symbol and provides evidence of this on their application form, they will be guaranteed an interview.

Staffordshire County Council are proud to display the Disability Confidence Symbol, which is a recognition given by Jobcentre plus to employers who agree to meet specific requirements regarding the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people.

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