Public Health Commissioner

Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford Town Centre
£38,327 - £41,025
08 Jan 2018
23 Jan 2018
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Public Health Commissioner
£38,237 - £41,025 per annum
37 hours per week

Improving the health and wellbeing of our communities and addressing health inequalities is a key priority for Telford & Wrekin Council and partners. The Public Health and Health Improvement Teams are being restructured to clarify roles and reduce duplication in order to be fit for purpose now and in the future.

The Public Health Commissioner will have responsibility for the effective and efficient commissioning of public health clinical and treatment services. The post holder will support the Senior Public Health Commissioner, working with two Public Health Practitioners across the portfolio of services, to commission external services in line with our local authority duties and to deliver local Health & Wellbeing priorities.






The successful candidate will have:

  • Substantial experience of commissioning, contracting, procurement and service improvement processes across a range of public health clinical and treatment programmes, including substance misuse treatment and recovery services, sexual health services and services for children and young people aged 0-19 years 
  • Experience of using performance management information to identify resource and quality issues and develop appropriate responses 
  • Experience of partnership working, across a range of organisations and professional groups, including with clinicians (medical and nursing staff) and community and voluntary sector organisation colleagues and peers in wider Council teams 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of national clinical guidance and best practice relating to specific public health services 
  • Experience of delivering personal objectives effectively in line with the Health & Wellbeing Service Plan


 and the ability to: 

  • Communicate effectively with internal colleagues and senior managers, NHS commissioners, clinicians and other healthcare workers  
  • Communicate appropriately with adults and young people in contact with public health services 
  • Work as part of a team and independently, including writing complex reports 
  • Make connections, mediate and manage conflicting demands between a number of organisations and agendas



Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position.  Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered. 

Please note interviews for this post are scheduled to be held on Friday 26th January.

If you would like an informal conversation about the post, please contact Helen Onions, Consultant in Public Health, to arrange a discussion.


We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.


Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.



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