Public Health Service Lead (Communities)
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our multi-disciplinary Public Health Division in a Service Manager 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 team. This team leads on public health action to address the wider determinants of health such as: Communities (community intelligence); Place (built environment, licensing, physical activity and obesity); People (mental health, violence prevention, justice and health, health and wellbeing at work); and Inequalities (poverty, inclusion health). The team is the key partnership bridge into the wider Local Authority, third sector, private sector and Birmingham’s communities.
The role will provide senior management of a small team delivering the public health agenda for communities: developing and sharing an understanding of the needs of our many and varied communities in Birmingham; and, delivering public health specialist advice and insight on engaging with Birmingham’s diverse communities, identifying and supporting local assets, localism and the links between culture and health. The role will provide specific support to move forward the public health communities agenda.
Skills & Experience
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, for example elected members and the commissioners and providers of health and care services;
- is able to interact with the diverse communities of Birmingham and is passionate about reducing health inequalities;
- has experience of gathering and capturing community level data, intelligence and insight;
- has experience of delivering performance and governance arrangements and developing and implementing improvement programmes in line with agreed priorities;
- has demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Public Health priorities and relevant policy environment;
- has substantial experience of developing and coordinating the delivery of major projects in complex and challenging environments; and
- has experience in developing staff through both formal and informal opportunities.
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact:
Elizabeth Griffiths, Assistant Director of Public Health Birmingham.
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.