Director of Public Health, Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing

London Borough of Bexley

  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    up to £122,144

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    13 February 2022

  • Client

    London Borough of Bexley

Ref: GSe80956






Bexley is a popular place to put down roots and for businesses to start and grow. There is a wealth of quality housing and employment land where large and small businesses alike are investing for the future. New and existing communities will be strong, sustainable, cohesive and prosperous. Our goal is that our people across the borough will have a better quality of life and improved wellbeing, supported by high quality housing, rewarding employment opportunities and effective local services and facilities.

You will be joining an organisation that firmly believes in prevention; public health has a key role to play in delivering Bexley’s vision for healthy, sustainable communities, and will work with a wide range of internal and external partners from planning and housing colleagues to GPs. In common with many other authorities, our public health challenges include obesity in childhood and adulthood, Type 2 Diabetes, CVD and late diagnosis of HIV. Whilst we have developed and implemented a range of strategies to address these challenges, there is still more to do.

You will play an integral system leadership role, shaping the future of Public Health across Bexley, where we have developed a more targeted, locality-based prevention service over the last four years. We are looking for a Director of Public Health to join our system in a leadership role. You will place equal value on high quality partnerships and collaborative working, building upon already established relationships with the ICS and South East London network of Directors of Public Health.

The Director of Public Health is a registered public health specialist and has a statutory responsibility to produce an independent annual report on the health of the population, progress on improving health and reducing inequalities and making recommendations that will enrich the lives of the local population. The successful applicant will lead on the development of a strategic needs assessment for the Bexley area to ensure our residents are able to live healthy lives.

For more information, and a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Rachel Salvia (0207 426 3374) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson.


Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Sunday 13th February

Long listing
21st February 2022

Preliminary Interviews
25th February 2022

Short listing
2nd March 2022

Final Interviews
14th March 2022

How to Apply


  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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  1. Candidate Information Pack.pdf