Public Health Service Lead (Knowledge)

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL
£44,863 - £56,075
09 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
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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 great city to live in.
  • An entrepreneurial city to work, learn and invest.
  • Is an aspirational city to grow up in.
  • Is a fulfilling city to age well in.

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 a Public Health Service Lead 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 Knowledge, Evidence and Governance Team. This team leads on providing to the wider public Health Team, Other departments within the Council and Stakeholders with high quality public health intelligence.

This full-time role will be based within the Knowledge theme of the Knowledge, Evidence and Governance Team of Public Health. 

This full-time role will be based within the Knowledge theme of the Knowledge, Evidence and Governance Team of Public Health.

The post holder must have advanced analytical skills and also be experienced in working with multiple sets of health and/or social care datasets: as well of those related to the wider determinants of health. Report writing, literature reviews, qualitative analysis, statistical analysis and interpretation of complex data from a variety of sources are key skills, as is an understanding of data security and confidentiality. The post holder will work very closely with the Assistant Director for Population to meet the work programme of the KEG team. You will be educated to either degree or equivalent level in a relevant subject with experience of working in a similar area, or significant experience of working at a similar level in a specialist area

We are looking for a highly skilled senior analyst to join the largest Local Authority in Europe to help us improve health and reduce inequalities. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who can:

  • Provide, maintain and disseminate Public Health intelligence, informing business decisions across the Council and NHS
  • Support the development of commissioning activities through managing the delivery of evidenced based best practice
  • Deliver on the prioritisation functions and investment through evidence gathering including population, district and ward profiling
  • Undertake and oversee highly complex statistical and epidemiological analysis of datasets, comparative statistics and trends over time
  • Present complex epidemiological and statistical information to a variety of audiences which will include both those with and without an understanding of statistical techniques
  • Delivery of Health Needs Assessments on specific topics or geographies as required or request
  • Manage process of rapid evidence review and critical appraisal of clinical interventions to support individual funding requests

*** Previous Applicants Need Not Reapply ***


Informal enquiries to Marion Gibbon, Assistant Director within Public Health Birmingham.

Email:  Tel: 07783884742

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

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 full time position available; informal enquiries are welcomed.

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.

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