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Public Health Consultant

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Blackburn, Lancashire
Band 2 (Salary ranges from £85,930 to £94,384 per annum)
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Do you wish a make difference in addressing health equity and driving improvements in the health and wellbeing of local communities? Come and join us at Blackburn with Darwen Council as a well-recognised organisation to deliver excellent Public Health practice. 

Blackburn with Darwen has an ambitious £1bn programme of investment across our Local Plan including recent national levelling up £40M allocations and a £250M Town Centre Masterplan. We are a Levelling Up Partnership area and pursuing work towards a degree apprenticeship programme with Blackburn and Darwen College and Lancaster University . We also have established academic and research links with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) in Preston on our oral health improvement services, race equality, healthy settings and sustainability.

We have an exciting vacancy within Public Health at Blackburn with Darwen where you will be the public health lead for a variety of Live Well programmes and services such as tobacco control, substancemisuse, sexual health, tobacco, NHS health checks and health protection. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an exemplary public health team operating at both system and place based footprints that is committed to delivering better outcomes for the people and communities of Blackburn with Darwen.

 You will be joining a dedicated public health team working across the Council Directorates, with Primary Care Neighbourhoods, ICB partners, our Lancashire Public Health Collaborative and the VCSFE sector. We are looking for an exceptional, driven and passionate individual to join Public Health to drive forward the ambition for achieving longer and healthier lives for all our communities in Blackburn with Darwen.

This position will provide the post holder with an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated and ambitious Public Health team who have a commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our local residents. The post holder will report directly to the Director of Public Health who is leading the development of a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy. As our Consultant you will be pivotal to this work particularly in supporting the delivery of the prevention agenda and through providing public health leadership and advocacy across the local health and care system.

You will have an ability to articulate complicated issues in a way that engages and encourages participation to support the delivery of our emerging programmes.  You will have the experience and ability to lead and inspire the team, building great relationships with all key stakeholders across the local system.

If you want to be part of a strong leadership team and want a place that helps you to develop your ideas and follow your passion, and if you have the tenacity, drive and an ability to build interest with likeminded people to develop those ideas into tangible outcomes for our communities then we want to hear from you.

If you are a committed Public Health leader who is ambitious and who can make a positive difference, helping us to achieve our vision, then we look forward to hearing from you. We welcome applications from experienced Consultant in Public Health, UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) specialists and Public Health Specialist Registrars on the national scheme who will be within 6 months of their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at interview date.

For a further informal discussion please contact Abdul Razaq, Director of Public Health on 01254 588967 or email at

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date:             16th February 2024

Shortlisting Date:      20th February 2024

Interview Date:          5th March 2024

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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