Assistant Director Public Health

Birmingham City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Salary £74,984 - £92,681

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    06 July 2019

  • Client

    Birmingham City Council

Ref: GSe53772

The organisation’s vision to be a modern council has been developed closely with members and our partners across the City, and provides an exciting and challenging view for the growth of the Birmingham, where every child, citizen and place matters. Designed to develop our people and communities and to focus on our priorities of children, housing, health, jobs and skills.

The foundations are laid for a 21st Century Council, with 21st Century Officers and Councillors. The Assistant Director Public Health is key to building on these foundations, by ensuring that the relevant capabilities available to the Council are used to maximum effect to support children and families, in particular both financial and human capital.

The role will, through inspiring others identify, drive and secure opportunities to improve and transform services. These opportunities will be found across the services directly managed and across the Council. Because the pace of improvement needs to be rapid and sustainable the portfolio may change over time, so adaptability and focus on delivery are also critical features.

This role provides leadership to drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of the residents of Birmingham, to reduce inequalities in health outcomes and work in collaboration with Public Health England to protect local communities from threats to their health through infectious diseases, environmental and other public health hazards.

The post is at the heart of the Extended Leadership Team and deputises for the Director Public Health as and when required, assisting to lead and manage Public Health service across Birmingham.

Closing date5th July 2019
How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Dawn Faulkner: 0121 644 5703

Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078