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Director of Public Health – Grays

Job details

Job Category: Healthcare Public Sector
Job Type: Contract Temporary
Job Location: Grays RM17 Thurrock
Reference: SW14032024
Salary: £900 per day

iPeople SC Solutions is currently recruiting for the Director of Public Health position for our client based in Grays and surrounding areas.

The successful postholder will lead a team within the local authority responsible for the development of a strategic needs assessment for the local population.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing healthy, sustainable and cohesive communities through the Health and Wellbeing Board and the wider Council and partners
  • Developing healthy lifestyle programmes for individuals and communities
  • Tackling specific issues based on local needs assessment, such as childhood obesity, smoking
  • Developing strategies to reduce health inequalities.
  • Advise and support the Director’s Board members, Cabinet and portfolio holders in shaping services
  • Develop effective relationships with residents and ensure that the services provided reflect their needs
  • Influence and steer the planning of services
  • Prepare, manage and monitor the service’s budget
  • Ensure effective leadership, motivation and development of the service’s staff
  • Regularly review resources, services and partnership arrangements in order to identify opportunities to improve service delivery
  • Take a lead role in furthering the Council’s commitment to promote diversity and oppose discrimination in the provision of services and as an employer
  • Ensure full compliance with all legislative and statutory requirements, including Health and Safety at Work and the local policy framework.
  • Producing an independent annual report on the health of the population, progress on improving health and reducing inequalities and making recommendations
  • Being principal adviser to Health and Wellbeing Board in developing a Health and Wellbeing Strategy based on the assessed needs of the population and proven interventions to improve health
  • Providing specialist public health advice to commissioners on priorities for health and social care spending and the appropriate configuration of services within and between local authorities
  • Supporting Local Resilience Forum in developing comprehensive multi-agency plans for the anticipated threats to public health
  • Manage 6 staff and be responsible for full line management responsibilities.


  • A recognised professional qualification in public health
  • Significant relevant experience in a senior management position with a record of measurable success
  • Holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
  • Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice /GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists
  • Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills
  • Budget management skills

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon – Fri

If you wish to apply for this job opportunity and have previous experience, please apply with your updated CV.

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