The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
The vacancy is for a full-time post but applicants wishing to work part-time or as a job-share will also be considered.
Surrey County Council is seeking to recruit a motivated Public Health Lead in Health Improvement, with strong public health skills and a real commitment to improving population health. The post will be focused on health improvement within the Public Health team, supporting a range of interventions and programmes with a focus on communities and workforce health.
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a larger public health team with a mandate for reducing health inequalities. The role will be multi-faceted and the successful candidate will lead on one or more areas within the Health Improvement team as well as provide generic public health input to support partnership work. We are especially looking for someone to lead a small team to co-develop community-led interventions at pace and roll out a workplace health program at scale for Mental Health improvement. The post holder will establish appropriate reporting systems to collate insights to inform commissioning. We encourage applications from candidates who are able to work flexibly on other areas of health improvement to meet the needs of the department.
The successful candidate will have:
- Strong, demonstrable skills in establishing databases for analysis, report writing and project management
- Ability to interpret and present highly complex data clearly and concisely to audiences of all capabilities and attitudes
- Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to use effective influencing and negotiation skills in and beyond own organisation
- Ability to manage and prioritise a range of complex and diverse issues simultaneously
- Understanding and application of evidence-based practice and research methods
- Understanding of political landscape
The Public Health team in Surrey is a forward-looking and growing team with a strong focus on developing and delivering improvements to the health and wellbeing of our county's population and reducing health inequalities.
This role will also support the implementation of relevant parts of the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy across organisations and communities and will input into the Annual Public Health Report and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
Key responsibilities might include:
- Contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of public health business plans
- Provide specialist input into the planning, commissioning and delivery of programmes across the Council and in partnership with other stakeholders
- Contribute and lead on some aspects of programme implementation to improve health outcomes of our population in line with the Health and Wellbeing strategy and other key policies
- Generate and apply insight data to inform the development of targeted intervention with communities at high risk of poorer outcomes to reduce inequalities
- Develop evidence-based outcome measures to monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of public health services, programmes or projects and key outcomes against targets and indicators
- Manage, develop and sustain key working relationships across a number or partner organisations, providing specialist public health input to a range of partnerships in order to facilitate collaborative working across the system
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about public health and keen to develop their skills. We are supportive of people who wish to pursue the Public Health Practitioners programme.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 08/07/2022.
Interviews will take place on the week commencing 19/07/2022.
For an informal discussion please contact Lucy Gate by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.