Public Health Programme Officer - People

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10 Woodcock Street
£27,741 to £34,728
20 Nov 2020
07 Dec 2020
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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 and every 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.

The role will provide support and management, delivering the public health agenda for mental health and suicide prevention, including supporting the Creating a Mentally Healthy City Forum and 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.

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 reducing health inequalities;
  • 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 some 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.

Ref:  BCC001713 

We have one full time position available; informal inquiries are welcomed

For an informal enquires please contact: 

Natalie Stewart, Senior Public Health Programme Officer

Email:   Tel: 07864 932866

Or Mo Phillips, Public Health Service Lead

Email:   Tel: 07766 922380

Please note: CVs will not be considered.

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

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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