Consultant in Public Health/Public Health Medicine (Parks & Neighbourhoods)- 2 years fixed term contract

Birmingham City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Salary £74,984 - £92,681

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    05 July 2019

  • Client

    Birmingham City Council

Ref: GSe55858

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. This includes working more closely with partners in the NHS and in neighboring authorities. This post is a joint Consultant in Public Health appointment between the Public Health Division and the Neighbourhoods Directorate within Birmingham City Council to provide strategic leadership for the Future Parks Accelerator Programme (FPA).

The role will, through inspiring others, identify, drive and secure opportunities to improve and transform the Council, and strategic partners, approach to parks and green spaces through the FPA programme.

The FPA provides resource for a fixed period of time to achieve the step change incorporate and political recognition of the value of parks and green spaces.

The FPA programme will capture and reveal the holistic values of parks and green spaces and systems mapping will be used to identify their wider beneficiaries; so leading to new potential funding and investment streams.

The FPA will facilitate and build better connections with young people and particularly target our most deprived communities. In addition it will enable future public engagement with the management and decision making about parks and their and use, so they become places of real community value- on many levels.

This role provides leadership to drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of the residents of Birmingham through the effective utilization of parks and green space, to reduce inequalities in 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 part of the Extended Leadership Teams of both Council Public Health functions and deputises for the Directors of Public Health and Director of Neighbourhoods as and when required, assisting to lead and manage Public Health service across Birmingham.

This is a 1.0 WTE fixed term joint post which is hosted by Birmingham City Council and managed by the Director of Public Health for BCC on behalf of the Solihull DPH and the Medical Director of BSol CCG.

The post will be primarily based with BCC at 10 Woodcock Street but will be expected to spend regular sessions at both Solihull Council and BSol CCG offices to deliver their workplan.

The Birmingham City Council DPH is responsible for the line management and appraisal of the Consultant.

The annual workplan for the post will be agreed between the three leads and the post holder and reviewed at a joint meeting every six months.

The post is contracted until 31st March 2021, although an extension may be offered dependent on funding.



Closing date5th July 2019
How to Apply

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