Public Health Consultant – Health Protection & Sexual Health job with Wiltshire Council

Public Health Consultant – Health Protection & Sexual Health

Salary: £76,533 – £94,298

Date Closes: 29/10/2023

Ref Number: PH00919

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time

Location: Trowbridge Summary

Wiltshire Council is seeking to recruit a Generalist Public Health Consultant, leading on Health Protection and Sexual Health to help us put public health at the heart of all public services.


About the role

Our vision is to create stronger and more resilient communities and to ensure people in Wiltshire have healthy, active and high-quality lives. Our highly successful public health team works to deliver this vision by improving health and wellbeing across the county, reducing health inequalities and protecting the most vulnerable.

The portfolio area for this Consultant post is Health Protection and Sexual Health.

About You

We are looking for a forward-thinking Generalist Consultant, who has a proven track record working across all domains of public health. An established leader with drive and highly developed public health skills to help shape decisions over a range of public health functions, operating and influencing across the system to achieve a significant impact for improving health and wellbeing of the Wiltshire population.

As Health Protection lead, you will be responsible (on behalf of the Director of Public Health) for the local authority public health role in support of multi-agency response to acute health protection situations e.g. communicable disease outbreaks. You will be a key leader in the local health protection system, ensuring collaborative and coherent working takes place between the public health team and key health protection partners including UKHSA, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB and NHS England. You will seek assurance of the local uptake, quality and performance of national and regional vaccine and screening programmes, and work with provider organisations to protect the health and wellbeing of the Wiltshire population.

As Sexual Health lead, you will be the lead commissioner and budget holder for the mandated provision of community sexual health services. This will require contract and budget management to ensure services meet the needs of the local population. You will provide strategic oversight and be the topic lead for this agenda, working collaboratively at system and regional level with other local authorities and key stakeholders, and lead on the local implementation of national strategy e.g. Women’s Heath Strategy.

You will provide leadership and direction to a team of practitioners and specialists, with support from a public health principal.

As a member of the senior management team you will help to lead public health and support the Director of Public Health in realising the ambition to ensure that public health is well placed to support the wider system for improved services and efficiencies.

You will work in partnership with senior managers from across the Council, with the Integrated Care Board and our three acute trusts, the voluntary sector as well as other partner agencies to improve health outcomes and make a positive difference to the lives of people in Wiltshire.

If you’re a progressive leader in public health, where your commitment and stamina and agility to work in a fast-paced environment will be rewarded by the diversity of the role, to lead in a supportive environment, whilst developing your own public health career within a passionate team, we would very much like to hear from you.

Interviews will take place on 6 November 2023 in Trowbridge.

Salary for this post is £76.533 – £94,298. Wiltshire Council terms and conditions apply to this role. 

Find out more and apply

For specific information about this job, please contact Kate Blackburn, Director of Public Health. Email. [email protected]

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity.

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

This role is politically restricted; please see role description for more information.

Our Identity

All candidates are assessed against Our Identity (available below) which sets out the type of organisation we are and how we continue to develop to achieve the councils vision. Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these.

Click here to view Our Identity

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