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Job title:
Assistant Director - Public Health
Job reference:
People's Services
SO 06 - 10
From: 65,241 To: 72,624 per annum
37 hours per week
Closing date:


Do you have drive, enthusiasm, leadership, and management skills to lead on public health with a focus on Health Care Public Health and are you ready to take on a challenge?

St. Helens is a high performing Council with strong partnership arrangements moving together with partners to an integrated care system called St. Helens Cares. We therefore want a strong leader and team player that will further strengthen this culture but is flexible and adaptable to change. In this key strategic public health role you will be joining a dynamic team and play a significant part in addressing the major strategic challenges for health, social care and inequalities in the borough.

You will be a key lead for Public Health working across the Council, CCG and key partners. You will have strategic lead for Health Care Public Health, within this you will drive forward improvements in vaccination and immunisation and cancer screening within the borough. You will provide key public health advice and input in improving cancer outcomes for the borough. You will also lead of improvements of the Anti-Microbial Resistance working alongside Clinical Commissioning Colleagues.

You will manage a small team and therefore provide managerial support to this team, this will include the lead for the 0-19 child health programme, the lead for NHS Health Checks, Diabetes Prevention Programme and weight management and the key support officer for communications and engagement within Public Health.

These are exciting times for Public Health in local government which pose significant challenges and opportunities in terms of meeting local need, securing high quality service delivery and value for money.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please ring Susan Forster, Director of Public Health on 01744 673232.

This post is subject to Enhanced Disclosure.

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