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Public Health Lead

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: PHW/24/279992
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 9:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade L SCP 42-42 £50,512-£51,515
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Magdalen House, Merseyside

Sefton Council is seeking to recruit a Public Health Lead with strong technical skills and a real commitment to improving population health.

The post will provide a broad range of health protection project management and support with a specific focus on reducing the harms associated with smoking and the use of tobacco products. The post holder will take a lead role in identifying local need and commissioning specialist services in line with that need and an emerging smokefree generation agenda. The post holder will lead on co-ordinating efforts to increase the focus of smokefree Sefton developing collaborations with NHS and other key health partners to increase engagement with priority groups including pregnant women, people using alcohol and other drugs, homeless and rough sleeper populations and people living with mental ill health.

 

The post holder will oversee the commissioning, contract performance reviews and development of local specialist smoking cessation and tobacco treatment services as well as a range of tobacco harm reduction interventions, including but not limited to, ‘swap to stop’ programmes. The post holder will work closely with NHS smokefree leads and represent the Local Authority public health response at Cheshire and Mersey, Northwest and National Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) forums and meetings.

 

In addition to core responsibilities the post holder will contribute to the public health duties within the local authority and will have a good understanding of local population needs for Sefton. The post holder will, when required, be responsible for advising and briefing council officers and Elected Members on all matters of public health, commissioning and service performance.

 

Applicants should have strong technical expertise and knowledge and experience of working across multi-agency partnerships. Applicants should have experience of leading service development and of commissioning public health services. Experience of working in health protection and the wider social determinants of health would be advantageous.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact.

Charlotte Smith or Alan McGee as below

charlotte.smith@sefton.gov.uk  or alan.mcgee@sefton.gov.uk  

The closing date for applications is 24th May 2024 and interviews for this post will be held on 27th June 2024.

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  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: PHW/24/279992
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 9:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade L SCP 42-42 £50,512-£51,515
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Magdalen House, Merseyside

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