Public Health Senior Officer (Adults)

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham. B7 4BL
£35,745 to £43,857
22 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021
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**2 Year Fixed Term Contract**

** For existing employees this opportunity is being offered as a secondment, subject to eligibility criteria **

Birmingham City Council Plan and Priorities

We aim to be a city of growth where every child, citizen and place matters. Birmingham City Council wants to make a positive difference, every day, to people’s lives. This underpins everything that the Council does, whether that’s setting priorities, making decisions or delivering services.

Birmingham City Council will focus our resources on these key priorities:

  • Birmingham is an entrepreneurial city to learn, work and invest in
  • Birmingham is an aspirational city to grow up in
  • Birmingham is a fulfilling city to age well in
  • Birmingham is a great, clean and green city to live in
  • Birmingham residents gain the maximum benefit from hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Birmingham is a city that takes a leading role in tackling climate change

The council’s role is to provide strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of decent services for all, so we can focus on supporting those least able to support themselves. And we’ll work with partners and put citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

Public Health is an integral part of achieving this vision.

Public Health Function: Key Principles

The Public Health Division works across the council plan and is responsible for providing strategic leadership to develop the Council into a local authority that actively promotes population health. This will be achieved by being able to visualise and describe what a healthy Birmingham looks like and then equip others to share our vision and take action. We achieve this by championing the improved health and wellbeing of all citizens, but especially the most vulnerable.

This role will be based within the Adults theme of the Population Team within the Public Health Division. This position is a 2-year fixed term contract and will report to the Service Lead for Adults and will also have direct/matrix management responsibility. Management responsibility is subject to change and could result in no management responsibility or the responsibility of more than one member of the team at any time. The Population team leads the work on the life course within public health and oversees the commissioning of the majority of mandated and non-mandated public health services including the Sexual Health Services, Children and Young People PH Services, Fast Track Cities+, Tier 2 Adult Weight Management Services, Health Checks, Smoking Cessation, etc. The team is the key partnership bridge into NHS and Social Care and leads the public health approaches to areas such as social prescribing and aging well.

    • Understand the local Fast Track City needs concerning Public Health support and define appropriate solutions and initiative where required.
    • Work with procurement colleagues in the delivery of appropriate tenders for Adults Team initiatives and Fast Track Cities+ initiative
  • Implement and deliver evidence-based Public Health interventions and programmes that address the adults and Fast Track Cities+ portfolio of work
  • To work at a strategic level translating high level policies and strategies and operationally when developing action plans
  • To develop appropriate programmes, support policies, support strategy development and deliver interventions
  • Support the Service Lead in budget management for the delivery of initiatives and projects assigned to this role
  • Carry out appropriate research and support the compilation of briefing papers/reports
  • Support Covid-19 Wellbeing Cell work with immediate and wider team colleagues (including supporting the recovery from the pandemic).

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Bhavna Taank, Public Health Service Lead (Adults), Birmingham City Council

Telephone No: 07597013214


Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

Ref: BCC002223

Please note: CVs will NOT be considered as your personal statement.

When applying, you are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the person specification and job description when compiling your Personal Statement and do not just attach certificates.

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 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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