Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside The London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth for a fantastic opportunity to be part of a public health team that is truly embedded across all council departments and serving over half a million residents.
We are recruiting to a Consultant in Public Health role to support both councils to protect residents from COVID-19 through implementing the local outbreak control plans.
As well as strong skills and experience in leading on complex Public Health issues, we are looking for a positive attitude and the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands. You will be able to work flexibly and autonomously. You will be politically astute and enable elected members to maximise their positive impact on health and wellbeing. You will be a clear communicator and able to take people with you to effect change. You will embrace diversity and be able to work and influence people from all walks of life.
You will lead on all COVID-19 related work. This will include responsibility for all areas of the outbreak control plans and supporting the Director of Public Health with the COVID-19 effort. The post will provide line management support to a small team of staff leading on our COVID-19 effort, and link with the wider Public Health team as needed.
You will report to the Director of Public Health. The Public Health Division sits within the Directorate of Adult Social Care and Public Health.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the Director of Public Health in their role reporting to and supporting the work of Local Engagement Boards, Health Protection Board (Public Health Board), and Covid GOLD.
- Lead on Public Health activity relating to COVID-19 and the thematic areas in the outbreak control plans.
- Conduct needs assessments, action planning, commissioning and evaluation to tackle COVID-19 related public health issues.
Requirements to apply for the role
- High level of understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation.
- Understanding of NHS and local government cultures, structures and policies.
- Knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance, quality improvement and evidence based clinical and/or public health practice.
- Understanding of social and political environment.
- Understanding of interfaces between health and social care.
- Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists.
- If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health medicine practice.
- Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in dental public health/UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview; all other applicants must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they have applied for inclusion in the GMC/GDC/UKPHR specialist registers [see shortlisting notes below for additional guidance].
- Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body.
If this is a position you wish to apply for then please send your CV below and contact Cameron Nicholls at Spencer Clarke Group.