Consultant in Public Health
Consultant in Public Health – Mental health, substance misuse, wider determinants of health
SMR D Salary £78,107 - £95,469 inc. of London Weighting
This is an opportunity for a highly motivated Consultant in public health to join an innovative council in one of the most interesting and changing parts of the country. Public Health is integrated across the council and this is an opportunity for a small expert public health team to influence all parts of the system in the London Borough of Newham. We have progressive integrated health and social care, a transformation programme within the council, a unique private sector licensing scheme, leadership from the Health and Well-Being Board and opportunities to use public health skills to further improve the public’s health.
About the Job
You will be an inspiring individual who has demonstrable experience of tackling inequalities in health and improving the health of local people. Further, you will have experience of developing individual, community and economic resilience.
You will be responsible for leading and providing public health specialist support in the areas of mental health and wider determinates of health. We need someone who can apply the evidence base creatively, not only to commissioned services but also to joined up approaches to reduce inequalities and tackle the wider determinants of health.
Based on in depth knowledge of the health of Newham residents alongside a fresh and innovative approach, you will support the organisation to deliver its vision of Newham as a place to live and work, delivering fairness for all with growth and sustainability and strong communities. The successful applicant will be expected to forge close alliances with partner organisations across Newham and the NHS to drive collective actions to improve health.
You will have high level of understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation.
Understanding of NHS and local government cultures, structures and policies as well as the social and political environment and the interfaces between health and social care.
Knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance, quality improvement and evidence based clinical and/or public health practice.
Your excellent communication skills will be essential to your success in your ability to work as part of the team and develop effective working relationships.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Employee Services Team on 0203 373 0909
For an informal discussion, please contact Meradin Peachey (Director of Public Health) on Meradin.email@example.com
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The closing date for the receipt of applications is 21st April 2017, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for 26th May 2017 and 2nd June 2017.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Equal opportunities for all.