Birmingham City Council

Public Health Senior Programme Officer - People

3 days left

10 Woodcock St ( Temp from home)
£34,788 - 42,683
13 Jan 2022
27 Jan 2022
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Senior Public Health Programme Officer – Wider Determinants: People Team

(10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL)

Working 36.5.hrs per week

About Us

Birmingham City Council aims to improve the quality of life for the people of Birmingham today, tomorrow and always. Our vision is to create a city which provides:

  • A good childhood, for the best start in life.
  • A great education to give the best chances for life.
  • Promoting people's recovery and inclusion in the most independent life.
  • Where needed, planning ahead across the life course.
  • The best care and health outcomes for life.

The Public Health Function is an important contributor to this vision, responsible for developing the Council into a ‘Public Health Engine’, which actively promotes population good health and enables all Birmingham citizens to make healthier choices. This will be achieved through the continual championing of the health and wellbeing of all people across the city, but especially the most vulnerable.  The delivery of an effective intelligence-led approach based on a set of agreed principles will require significant cultural and structural change – where the citizen is at the heart of what we do and each member of the Public Health workforce willingly and actively takes responsibility for their actions.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our multi-disciplinary Public Health Division in an Officer role. This is a rare opportunity for a highly skilled individual to join Public Health within the largest Local Authority in the country, and lead work that contributes to Birmingham being a great city that enables people to live healthy and active lives. The Public Health Division is engaged in a dynamic and diverse range of innovative work at a local, regional, national and international level.

This full-time permanent position will be within the Wider Determinants of Health and Wellbeing: People team. This team leads the mental health and suicide prevention work across Public Health and oversees the Creating a Mentally Healthy City Forum and the Birmingham Suicide Prevention Advisory Group. 






The Role

The role will provide support and management, delivering the public health agenda for mental health and suicide prevention, including managing the Suicide Prevention Advisory Group and delivering public health specialist advice and insight to mental health services and suicide prevention coordinators across the Council and NHS as well as supporting the Creating a Mentally Healthy City Forum.

Skills & Experience

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who:

  • has experience of working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in supporting Public Health outcomes, for example elected members and the commissioners and providers of health and care services;
  • can interact with the diverse communities of Birmingham and is passionate about advancing mental health equalities;
  • has experience of coordinating and supporting performance and governance arrangements, including development and implementation of improvement actions in line with agreed priorities;
  • understands the role that the health and wellbeing board can play to improve health and wellbeing;
  • has knowledge of Public Health priorities and the relevant policy environment;
  • has experience of supporting the delivery of major projects in complex and challenging environments; and has experience in developing staff through both formal and informal opportunities.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact:

Mo Phillips, Joint Public Health Service Lead

Email: Or Natalie Stewart, Joint Public Health Service Lead Email:

CV's will not be considered 

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information


We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.


"Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK and non-EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed."

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