Strategic Director of Public Health for Berkshire

Salary circa £110,000
23 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Full-time, 37 hours per week • Permanent

Can you take a lead role in developing and sustaining the delivery model for public health across Berkshire, whilst fulfilling all the requirements of a DPH?

Do you have the vision and tenacity to improve and protect the health of a diverse population of over 775,000 across a complex organisational environment?

Five of the unitary authorities across Berkshire – Slough, Reading, Wokingham, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and West Berkshire, working as an established partnership – are seeking an experienced DPH, to work within a fast moving health and care system.

The Public Health service in Berkshire is delivered through five local Consultant led teams, for whom you would be the professional lead. Each council has different but no less significant public health issues with a local vision for public health. The system is complex with seven CCGs, a number of providers, five HWBBs and two STPs which are amongst the first eight designated as Integrated (accountable) Care Systems. You’ll be able to work with all these organisations at a strategic level, providing advocacy and challenge. You will lead a core team which provides public health support centrally to the councils, including health protection, informatics and contract management functions.

You will need to be a registered public health specialist with a track record in public health leadership and delivery. You will also have significant skills in leading change, and in people management, and experience of leading across organisational matrices.

For an initial discussion contact: Darrell Gale, Acting Strategic DPH on 07885 989172 or or Alison Alexander, Managing Director of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on 01628 796322 or

For further information about this post please read the attached applicants pack.

Please apply by submitting a CV and supporting statement aligned to the person specification electronically to:

Closing date: 9am, 19 March 2018. Technical interview Panel (AAC): March 2018.

Final Interview Panels: 27 March 2018

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