The salary band for this role is £57,868 - £63,755 per annum, working 36 hours per week.
We are at an exciting time with our public health role in Healthy Places in Surrey. Working alongside our fantastic Environment, Transport and Infrastructure teams at Surrey County Council as well as with the District and Boroughs, we are putting health at the heart of everything our organisations do.
You will be joining a friendly and progressive Public Health team who works closely with other teams in the council and beyond.
We want you to be the best you can be and reach your highest potential. There are opportunities for personal development through training, education, shadowing, on-the-job learning and reflective sessions.
We recognise the benefits of agile working where you are located in the right place to get your job done. You will be provided with equipment to enable you to work remotely, but with an office base in Reigate for face-to-face meetings and collaboration.
About the role
We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Senior Public Health Lead (Environmental Determinants/Healthy Places) with strong leadership and technical skills and a real commitment to improving and protecting population health, and reducing health inequalities.
The role will support the Consultant in Public Health, the Health Improvement Team and the Health Protection Team to deliver on a broad Healthy Places agenda as part of a 'health in all policies' approach.
Taking a proactive lead in this senior role, you will influence others to shape the healthy places agenda. You will be a champion for health and the wider determinants of health and have a strong focus on health inequalities.
The role will focus on environmental determinants of health, particularly planning and health, and its overlap with transport, active travel and air quality. You will be key in joining up colleagues who work on related areas such as transport, food strategy and healthy housing. You will also be designing and developing new workstreams as well as working on some established ones. In this role, you may manage one or more public health leads and may hold a budget.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about how the built environment has an impact on our health and can demonstrate how you could make a contribution to improving health through working with environment, planning and transport colleagues, as well as with the whole public health team and members of the public.
The role will evolve over time as our priorities change and we are looking for someone who is happy to adapt to these changing needs.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence the following:
- That you can bring energy, drive, innovation and passion for the subject in order to make a difference and improve outcomes for people in Surrey
- Possess a qualification and strong technical skills in public health, or planning/allied profession with an understanding of public health concepts
- Ability to drive new initiatives using evidence, research and complex data in a meaningful way to tell stories and influence different audiences
- Skill at managing relationships and negotiating across a wide range of organisations
- The ability to be both flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the Public Health function and an appreciation of the challenges faced by local authorities
Please find the full job description attached to the original advert and refer to this before submitting your application. We are particularly looking for how you match the section in yellow, namely: role purpose, work context, line management and budget responsibility and specific qualifications and experience.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 4th December 2023.
Interviews will be held between 8th January and 11th January 2024.
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.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.