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Consultant in Public Health

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/12/2019 23:59
£73,936 (pro rata to hours worked)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Public Health
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
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Job details 

Closing date:
18 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Consultant in Public Health

You will, with the Director and Deputy Director of Public Health, provide public health expertise to support a wide range of local authority and Clinical Commissioning Group activities.

On behalf of the Council you will support the development of inter-agency and interdisciplinary short and long-term strategic plans for securing health improvement both in the general population and in vulnerable groups at high risk of poor health and/or reduced life expectancy, in partnership with a range of agencies such as those in the statutory, non-statutory, voluntary and private sectors.

You will provide expert public health advice on the broad agendas of:
- Health protection
- Sexual Health
- Health Oversight & Scrutiny Committee
- Vaccination and immunisation programmes
- Safeguarding
- Specialist Public Health advice to the Clinical Commissioning Group (Core Offer).

You will provide public health input to the commissioning of health and social care services across a wider area, as part of the West of England Public Health Partnership for some elements of the shared Core Offer to the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNNSG) Clinical Commissioning Groups. This will include developing and supporting the local commissioning groups to prioritise investment based on health need and providing advice to commissioners on evidence of cost-effectiveness for health interventions

In general, you will be expected to be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. He/she will deal with complex public health issues, advise the Health & Wellbeing Board and make recommendations regarding services, patient care and the wider determinants of health.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

To be on the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in dental public health/UK Public Health (Specialist) Register (UKPHR) or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
To have a strong commitment to public health principles, able to prioritise work, and work well against a background of change and uncertainty, being adaptable to situations and able to handle people of all capabilities and attitudes.

To have a commitment to team-working, and respect and consideration for the skills of others.

To be self-motivated, pro-active, and innovative with high standards of professional probity

To have project management, staff management and budget management skills plus practical experience in facilitating change
To be a strategic thinker with proven leadership skills and effective interpersonal, motivational and influencing skills

To have an ability to respond appropriately in unplanned and unforeseen circumstances and a sensible negotiator with practical expectation of what can be achieved

To be substantially numerate, with highly developed analytical skills using qualitative and quantitative data

To have an ability to design, develop, interpret and implement policies

To have a high level of understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation.

To have an understanding of the NHS, local authorities and social services as well as the social and political environment.

To have knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance, quality improvement and evidence based clinical and/or public health practice


To have training and mentoring skills

To have scientific publications, presentation of papers at conferences, seminars etc

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Sara Blackmore. Tel 01454 863444 or sara.blackmore@southglos.gov.uk

Salary: NHS band 8d
£73,936 - £86,687 Pro rata to hours worked

Hours: 22.5 hours (0.6 fte)

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

Vacancy Ref: SGC0383/946/VW

To apply please click here https://bit.ly/2rew8Y0

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 9th January 2020.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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