Assistant Director Public Health

Birmingham City Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £74,984 - £92,681

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 October 2019

  • Client

    Birmingham City Council

Ref: GSe59315

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job – it's about making life better for the million people who live and work here. Our members and partners are providing the exciting and challenging influence we need to grow, to ensure that every child, citizen and place matters. With the foundations of a 21st Century Council, we’re focusing on our priorities of children, housing, health, jobs and skills. Now, we want you to come and help us become a truly modern council for our colleagues and our communities.

As our Assistant Director Public Health, you will build on these foundations to ensure that our capabilities to support children and families are used to maximum effect, particularly in around our financial and human capital. Taking your position at the heart of the Extended Leadership Team, you will deputise for the Director Public Health when required.

You will inspire those around you, igniting desire and drive to transform services, across the Council. The pace of progress must be rapid and sustainable, while the portfolio may change over time. This means that your constant adaptability and focus on delivery is critical.

At the heart of this role is leading the public health division’s work engaging with health and social care partners within the Council and across the local system, you will lead key work to oversee the delivery of the mandatory public health functions, support the delivery of the health and wellbeing components of the NHS 10-year forward plan and the intersection with the Council Plan.

Ultimately, your leadership will improve the health and wellbeing of Birmingham’s residents, reducing inequalities in health outcomes. You’ll ensure that we 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.

To be successful in your application, you’ll be included in either the GMC Specialist Register, the GDC Specialist List or the UK Public Health Register. Alternatively, you’re within six months of gaining entry, or you hold the equivalent training and experience.

Crucially, you bring proven experience of strategic leadership and consistent achievement in a broadly comparable environment. And, you’re knowledgeable around leading significant programmes of transformational change which have major impact on people and processes, and achieve significant savings.

Birmingham City Council is committed to equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome your application irrespective of your gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion, trade union activity and age.

relocation package is £8,000

Closing date16th October 2019 midnight
Final Interview Process (2 days)Friday 25th October & Monday 28th October 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

Rachel Salvia: 07594 250062