Birmingham City Council

Public Health Portfolio Lead

29 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022
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Fixed Term Contract 24 Months - Full Time or Part Time

Salary £58,702.00 - £76,198.00

Are you passionate about tackling health inequalities?

Do you want public health to make a difference in people’s lives?

Are you on the journey towards UKPHR registration by portfolio?

Do you want to join a dynamic public health team in England second city?

We have bold plans to create a healthier city and need people like you with strengths in creating Public Health strategy, as well as stakeholder engagement and programme delivery.  This is a role which will provide great opportunity and challenge, putting you at the heart of our relationships with the NHS, academic, voluntary and community leaders, as well as our citizens.  That’s why we need your stakeholder management capability working across all levels of organisations and with individuals.

This role is all about working with the Deputy Director of Public Health to deliver our vision across a complex and diverse landscape, and simultaneously completing the final stages of registration with the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) as a Public Health Specialist through portfolio entry.

Our Portfolio Leads partner with different public health consultants to deliver a series of structured projects and work packages (initiation through to completion), all designed to make a positive impact on the health of individuals across our city.  This requires agility, public health knowledge and strengths in impact and influence to achieve change.

We believe that our work across public health is as exciting as it is challenging.  That’s why we’re keen to hear from adaptable candidates like you who regularly inspire the people around them to make a difference.  We’ll harness your passion in reducing health inequalities and encourage you to lead the way and interact with the diverse communities of our vibrant city.

We’ll rely on your strengths in delivery, compassion and inspirational leadership to ensure that progress is rapid, sustainable and empowering.  Ours is a significant transformational agenda and this is your chance to lead significant change which will positively impact people, processes and savings.

We’re keen to hear about how you would draw on your expertise to help deliver real opportunities and change to our citizens supporting projects and programmes by leading our thinking around key policy areas such as Levelling Up or creating bold partnerships at scale.

Some of the cross-function opportunities on offer include learning, development and learner support, delivering teaching on public health topics.  This is your opportunity to apply and enhance your own learning over a 24-month fixed period, as well as completing your UKPHR portfolio and achieving registration on the UKPHR Specialist Register.

Isn’t it time that you told us about your strengths in tackling significant challenges and how you achieve brilliant outcomes for citizens and communities?

We hope that this opportunity demonstrates how we support career acceleration and will provide opportunities for you to grow while in employment, so there will be some project challenges which will help you to address any remaining gaps in your portfolio prior to submission.

Application guideline

To apply for the role candidates must have secured permission from the UKPHR to submit their portfolio for Specialist Registration within the subsequent 18 months.  Applications will not be considered if this permission has not been secured.

Our expectation is that submission is made to the UKPHR within the first 12 months of tenure and the remaining 12 months consolidating leadership skills at a senior level and simultaneously applying for substantive public health consultant roles.

Supporting summary

Remember this is your application and it’s about you and why you should be shortlisted for an interview for the role.  So, make sure that it’s relevant to the job description and the personal profile which are attached.

When compiling the supporting summary, remember to keep within the focus on the following as we use it for shortlisting:

  1. Your strengths and relevant key achievements
  2. Essential qualifications or learning (that’s relevant to the role)
  3. Experience (that would help you in the role)
  4. Technical “know-how” or professional knowledge

No tricks, no gimmicks, the supporting summary should do just that – confirm that you’re right for the role that you are applying for in Public Health and link to the key areas identified by the personal profile.

For informal enquires please contact Justin Varney -


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

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the miscellaneous attachment on to your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible)

Job Description and Person Specification

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