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Public Health Senior Officer (Governance)

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, UK
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Public Health Senior Officer (Governance)

Fixed term, 12 months

Full-time, working 36.5 hours per week

Grade 5 - £40,221 - £48,474 (Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review)

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our multi-disciplinary Public Health Division as a Senior Officer in the Governance team.

About Us

The Public Health Division is engaged in a dynamic and diverse range of innovative work and partnerships at local, regional, national, and international levels. It is committed to developing culturally competent approaches that meet the needs of our citizens and work towards creating a bolder, healthier Birmingham for all our communities.

Governance forms part of the Knowledge, Evidence and Governance (KEG) team in Public Health. The Governance team works across the Public Health Division to support effective information governance, quality assurance, compliance with legal requirements and BCC governance processes and use of appropriate databases and systems to support the delivery of Public Health outcomes.

The Governance team also supports the strategic and operational development of Public Health's statutory functions. This includes Health and Wellbeing Board, Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, and Director of Public Health Annual Report.

The Role

This is a fixed-term position (12 months) for a Senior Officer in the Governance team.

The role will work with the wider Public Health team and a range of stakeholders to improve and protect the health of the local population through effective governance. The Senior Officer will lead key projects involving information governance and assurance for Public Health. This will include improving the management of information and data across the division and delivering projects that seek to ensure the reliability of data and its quality, as well as transparency and accuracy.

The Senior Officer will also assist the Service Lead with coordinating Health and Wellbeing Board meetings, support the delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and research and writing for the Director of Public Health Annual Report.

Skills & Experience

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who:

  • has substantial experience working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in driving public health outcomes
  • has experience working with databases and systems and understanding a wide range of population health information
  • has a strong understanding of GDPR and its application in public health practice
  • has demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Public Health's priorities and relevant policy environment
  • has experience in developing evidence-based policy recommendations to inform public health decisions across the local system
  • has strong people management skills and experience in developing staff
  • has excellent writing and verbal communication skills and substantial experience in writing programme plans and partnership strategies
  • is committed to personal development and can easily adapt to changing demands and pressures

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of 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. 

Closing date 18th June 2024 at 23.59

For any informal enquires please contact: Aidan Hall,

Ref: BCC2156

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

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people. 

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

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.

2156 - Programme Senior Officer (Governance) JDPS.docx


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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