Consultant in Public Health
Nottinghamshire County Council
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An additional market factor supplement of £8000 applies to entire salary range.
Are you a Consultant in Public Health with ambition, energy and vision? If so, Nottinghamshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for you, working within a strong Public Health team to create change for our residents.
Health improvement and reducing inequalities are key to the Council's plan to deliver a healthier, greener and more prosperous Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire has an active Health and Wellbeing Board and a Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy with ambitions and priorities reflected in the Integrated Care Plan for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.
You would be part of a friendly Public Health division, led by the Director of Public Health, Deputy Director and four other Consultants. The wider team comprises over 60 colleagues bringing a range of multi-disciplinary skills and experiences. Our cultural priorities value outcomes, collaboration, nurturing potential, and strengthening the support and challenge we bring to each other.
If you have the ambition and expertise to help us make an impact for our residents, we want to hear from you.
You will require inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists or within 6 months of gaining entry at interview date.
Our preference is for applications through the Council's system. Search online for Nottinghamshire County Council vacancies.
Provisional interview date: 20 November 2023.
Main duties of the job
As Consultant in Public Health you will be stimulated by a portfolio which spans the domains of Public Health to stretch and develop you.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant Council with engaged political leadership and a commitment to cross-Council working to deliver better outcomes for residents, especially who are those least advantaged.
The post holder will take responsibility for a strategic objective of the local authority and the Health & Wellbeing Board and act as a change agent to enable delivery of relevant outcome indicators from the public health, NHS and social care outcome frameworks. They will work across organisations, be able to influence budgets held by those organisations as well as to advocate for change effectively. They may hold direct managerial responsibility for services and budgets which directly contribute to these objectives and will also have substantial strategic responsibilities across the Council and other agencies.
The post holder will be expected to have been certified by the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) as having specialist expertise across the full range of competencies as set out by the FPH. In negotiation with the DPH, the post holder may be asked to take on responsibilities that are underpinned by any of the FPH competencies. Post holders will be expected to maintain both general expertise as well as develop topic-based expertise as required by the DPH.
Please see the attached job description for more details.
Nottinghamshire is a diverse County, consisting of a mix of urban and rural areas, with significant areas of deprivation and health challenges.
Nottinghamshire County Council is an upper-tier local authority with responsibility for key service areas that support local communities in Nottinghamshire. Serving a population of nearly 800,000, of whom nearly 200,000 are children, the Council is involved in providing care for children, adults and for those with special needs; the provision of education; public health; transport and roads; waste and recycling; planning and the environment; the registering of births, deaths, marriage and civil partnerships; emergency planning and trading standards. County Councillors, elected every four years, represent residents and provide leadership across the Council. The ambition and priorities of the Council are set out in the Nottinghamshire Plan.
Nottinghamshire County Council has a NHS Pension Direction Order in place, which means that we are able to provide ongoing access to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) where we recruit eligible new joiners to Public Health roles who are currently in the NHSPS.
Post holders will be primarily based at County Hall, Nottinghamshire. The Council has adopted a hybrid working arrangement, which will allow employees to work from home, as well as come into the office.
Please see the attached file labelled 'Public Health Consultant Job Description' for more information.
Personal Skills and General Competencies
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).