Consultants in Public Health / Public Health Medicine

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
30 Apr 2018
25 May 2018
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(Health Improvement)

Applications are invited for two outstanding individuals to lead aspects of our Health Improvement work within the organisation. The post holders will have responsibility for leading the agenda at a national level within Wales and aligning action across the system in conjunction with our Local Public Health Teams based at Health Board level.

The appointee will work closely with the Director of Health Improvement, Consultants in Public Health, senior colleagues within Public Health Wales and colleagues in partner organisations.

Post 1

Wales has a very well established Health Promoting Schools Programme which has almost 100% participation in addition to a developing programme in pre-schools. Wales is also undertaking a major reform programme in relation to our education system and school curriculum that has the promotion of health and well-being as a core priority.

Workplace health programmes are well established; we are looking to further develop our Healthy Working Wales programme and therefore require someone with an excellent understanding of setting-based approaches to promoting health to develop these programmes further and maximise their potential contribution to population health improvement, focusing particularly on demonstrating impact and outcomes.

Post 2

The Public Health Wales Act passed in 2017 commits to development of an Obesity Prevention and Reduction Strategy for Wales.  Public Health Wales is working closely with Welsh Government and the Chief Medical Officer to support the development of this strategy.  We have previously developed an approach to preventing obesity in the early years '10 Steps to a Healthy Weight' and are looking to accelerate implementation of this approach with our partners.  This post would also support Welsh Government in considering the public health implications of nutritional guidelines and support implementation of recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition in Wales.

You will be expected to provide specialist expertise and leadership within the field of Health Improvement and will be able to demonstrate a strong track record in this area of Public Health with demonstrable achievement. You will also develop powerful relationships with partners and stakeholders to influence the public health agenda on a large scale and be able to work closely with senior colleagues in Welsh Government in taking forward policy and supporting implementation in relevant areas.

As the focus of the role will be on demonstrating impact we will be encouraging the development of a research agenda within this programme area with links to academic public health centres.

The successful individuals will have significant experience of public health practice at a very senior level and can demonstrate highly developed influencing, negotiation and motivation skills to drive transformational change within the Health Improvement agenda across Wales. The post-holder must be on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register/UK Voluntary Register for Public Health Specialists or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

Interested applicants should contact: Dr Julie Bishop, Director of Health Improvement, telephone: (029) 2010 4629. Email:

To apply, please click the apply button. Closing date: Friday, 25th May 2018.

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