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Assistant Director of Public Health (Consultant in Public Health/Public Health Medicine) 2 Posts

Manchester City Council
Manchester, M60 2LA
£86,959 - £96,135
Closing date
3 May 2024

Manchester is a special place. A regionally and globally significant city, it’s the nucleus of the largest metropolitan area in the north of England. Vibrant, lively, diverse, cosmopolitan and ambitious, the city continues to develop as a centre of national and international significance, where residents and businesses alike benefit from ongoing economic and social improvements.

We’re well-aware that our communities and residents face real challenges in relation to inequalities and we need to improve health outcomes across all of Manchester compared to other parts of the country. We’re totally committed to responding to this challenge, narrowing the gap between the healthiest and least healthy, and improving health and life chances across the city.

The Roles

We're looking for 2 public health visionaries.

Interested? Then please watch this film about Manchester. Now, it's over to you: how would you picture and write the script for a sequel in 4 years' time? Because that's what we want, people with vision who can help with that Manchester magic.

At the heart of Manchester is spirit, friendship, ambition, diversity and drive - and we want all our communities to be part of it.  For that we need exceptional public health professionals to join our dynamic team.

We have two exciting opportunities for registered Consultants in Public Health/Public Health Medicine to join the leadership team of the Department of Public Health – driving the approach to improving health equity across the city.  Both roles are Assistant Directors of Public Health with specific portfolios of responsibility, as well providing leadership for the department and promoting health equity across all the domains of public health and all life course areas.

Role 1- Health Improvement and Health Creation Portfolio

This role will focus on “upstream” prevention – working with partners to tackle the social determinants of health inequalities as well as leading life course specific workstreams for children and young people, and older people. Making Manchester Fairer (MMF) is the city’s plan to improve health equity with a strong focus on the impact of poverty, housing, work, and the environment as well as racism and discrimination – recognising that a significant proportion of Manchester’s diverse population don’t have the same opportunities to be healthy and well or to reach their full potential. The Assistant Director with this portfolio will support the DPH in leading the MMF programme and ensure that community voice and place based approaches are at the heart of what we do.

Role 2 – Healthcare Public Health and Prevention

This role will focus on “downstream” prevention and outcomes for people who face multiple disadvantage and some of the most complex challenges to improving their health. As a city of sanctuary, Manchester becomes home to many people who have experienced trauma, poverty and homelessness which can lead to poor physical and mental ill-health as well as addiction and contact with the criminal justice system. Structural inequalities also underpin some of the highest premature mortality rates from long-term conditions and cancer in the country.  The Assistant Director with this portfolio will lead work together with partners across the system to tackle these issues.  

We invite applications from those who have completed higher specialist training in public health or equivalent and are on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or UK Public Health (Specialist) Register.

For further information please click on the Apply button and for a confidential conversation contact Gary Evans (07809 195 593), Rebecca Hopkin (07827 098 173) or Rachel Salvia (07393013067) at GatenbySanderson.

Closing Date: Friday 3rd May 2024

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