Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Consultant in Public Health

Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)
£74,392 to £96,583
04 May 2018
25 May 2018
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

Cwm Taf University Health Board (CTUHB) is seeking to appoint an outstanding Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Consultant in Public Health who, while leading work across a broad public health portfolio, will have particular oversight and leadership of the population healthcare and health services public health agenda in Cwm Taf.

Cwm Taf University Health Board’s vision is “to be recognised as a population well-being organisation that continually makes a positive contribution to improving the lives of all Cwm Taf residents”. In pursuit of this vision, our healthcare system generally seeks improvement in the health and wellbeing of our nearly 300,000 population by three important sequential and cyclical steps:

  • Properly planning healthcare for the population based on good understanding of how illness, health and their determinants are distributed in the populations.
  • Delivering good quality, evidence-based healthcare services to individuals from the population.
  • Monitoring our structures, processes and outcomes of care to ensure that these are improving for everyone and that the distribution of the improvement is equitable, fair and proportional to need.

The importance cannot be over-emphasised of a coherent, confident and strategic approach to population health and wellbeing. This needs to recognise the potential for our healthcare system to drive sustainable improvements in the population health, both directly and through leveraging public health, local partnerships and enabling policy and legislation (such as the Well-being of Future Generations Act). While this approach has been set out, most recently in the annual report of the Director of Public Health, the need strengthen our collective ability to deliver on it requires senior public health expertise and leadership. This need is well recognised and forms the basis for this role.

The successful candidate will hold a substantive contract with CTUHB and an honorary contract with Public Health Wales for the management of Public Health Wales staff and resources. They will be based at the Keir Hardie University Health Park base of the Local CTUHB Public Health team. They will be managerially accountable to the Executive Director of Public Health for Cwm Taf University Health Board and will hold an honorary contract with Public Health Wales. Applications are welcomed from medical/dental background or a non-medical background. However candidates 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Further information is available from Gareth Hardacre, Assistant Director of Workforce & OD, phone: 01443 443443 ext 5377 or email:

For an informal discussion, please call Professor Kelechi Nnoaham, Director of Public Health for Cwm Taf Health Board on 01443 744865 or e-mail:

Cwm Taf University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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