Service Manager

10 Woodcock Street
£42,806 - £53,504
11 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018
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Service Manager - Public Health

£42,806 - £53,504 Woodcock Street, Aston

Working 36.5.hrs per week

We are currently looking to recruit a Service Manager into our multi-disciplinary public health team. This is a rare opportunity for a highly skilled individual to join Public Health within the largest Local Authority in the country, and shape work that contributes to Birmingham being a great city to lead a healthy life and active life in.

This full-time permanent position will be part of the Wider Determinants of Health and Wellbeing team, which includes working with other directorates within the council and external partners to influence policies and strategies that promote health and wellbeing, and then shaping projects and actions to implement them.

You will be working in the newly developed Wider Determinants of Health and Wellbeing team. The expectation is that you will have an extremely good and demonstrable knowledge of the both the wider determinants of health and behavior change. You will also need a strong understanding of the role that the public health workforce plays in using this knowledge and skill set to improve health, and will be able to provide examples of where you personally have used these skills and importantly how you have developed staff to use them effectively too.

The team that you will be joining has a very dynamic and broad area of work, and engages a wide number of stakeholders internal and external to the council. You will be expected to proactively identify how your work streams and staff can contribute to the public health priorities that the team is delivering on, as well as identifying new opportunities. The role will require you to develop professional networks to enhance the impact that you have, and build an understanding of public health in this wider workforce. You will be taking responsibility for managing projects and ensuring that appropriate evaluations are in place to learn from and develop your areas of work.

You will support the Acting Assistant Director to:

• identify strategic opportunities for workforce development and embed behavior change approaches.

• develop and add to an evidence base that supports the delivery of improved health outcomes.

• produce reports of key Public Health activity to present to Elected Members and other senior stakeholders;

• develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders that lead to projects that can improve the health and wellbeing of citizens;

• and deliver a strong service through a combination of subject matter, expertise and technical skills.

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who has substantial experience of working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in supporting Public Health outcomes; has demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Public Health priorities and relevant policy environment; and substantial experience of leading and supporting the delivery of major change projects in complex and challenging environments; experience in developing staff through both formal and informal opportunities.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact:

Duncan Vernon, Acting Assistant Director of Public Health, Public Health Birmingham. Email

Ref: BCC000512

Closing Date: Monday 1 October 2018

Interview Dates: Wednesday 24 October 2018

Please note: CVs will not be considered.

When applying, you are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the person specification and job description.

We have one position available; this is within our newly developed Wider Determinants Team; informal enquiries are welcomed.

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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