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Public Health Consultant

Job Title: Public Health Consultant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Nottinghamshire
Salary: Market related
Contact Name: Madison Yuill
Contact Email:
Job Published: 17 days ago

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Public Health Consultant

LOCATION: Nottinghamshire

PLACEMENT: from 23rd November, ongoing.

PAY RATE: Day rates are negotiable

4Recruitment Services are seeking a Qualified Public Health Consultant who will lead on improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of Nottinghamshire County which is underpinned by the statutory duty placed on local government to take such steps as it considers appropriate to improve health of its residents.

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. The post holder will be expected to work across organisations, be able to influence budgets held by those organisations as well as advocate for change effectively. They may hold direct managerial responsibility for services and budgets which directly contribute to these objectives but they will usually also have substantially greater strategic responsibilities across the council and other agencies.


  • On behalf of the authority, take responsibility for whole system leadership across the health and wellbeing community for a range of public health issues (covering client groups / topics / wider determinants / CCG facing / community development) to deliver improvements in health and wellbeing in order that they are developed, prioritised and implemented in light of local and national circumstances. This will include working across all council directorates
  • Using specialist PH knowledge, be responsible for producing health needs assessments based on an analysis of the epidemiology and critical appraisal of the evidence as required, to enable actions to be taken to improve the health of the local population.
  • Clarify and explain (to a range of audiences) the evidence for effective interventions and relevant key performance indicators, developing actions plans for commissioning/delivery of cost effective interventions in order to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Act as a change agent and influence key stakeholders and partners at senior level across both within, and external to, local authorities for the development of, implementation and delivery of policies across the whole system, and so that there is a consensual approaches to improving health and wellbeing.
  • Apply strategic commissioning skills to deliver maximum value for money, for both the council and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), assessing and developing the capacity of the market and using best practice procurement approaches to realise its potential
  • Work effectively with all CCGs to ensure they are fully supported with PH specialist expertise, and commissioning expertise, so that the memorandum of Understanding between the council and the CCGs is fully implemented, including any integrated commissioning arrangements managed by the council on behalf of the CCGs.
  • Work effectively with Public Health England (PHE) both regionally and nationally, to ensure national and other expertise is utilized locally, to maximize benefits for local communities.
  • Lead the development and implementation of evaluation frameworks for programmes of work and align, where possible, with the Public Health Outcomes Framework as required.
  • Working with the DPH take responsibility in ensuring appropriate and timely written and verbal briefings are available to elected members, officers and the public.
  • Develop and utilise information and intelligence systems to underpin public health action across disciplines and organisations, leading collation and interpretation of relevant data including production of the JSNA, the Health & Wellbeing strategy, the PH strategy and the independent report of the DPH, so that all these document reflect the needs of the local population.
  • Lead on public health research, including the translation of evidence into practice so that all commissioned services are based on the latest relevant evidence


  • Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists -This entails a Masters programme plus further specialist training and formal certification of competency against the full range of competencies in the FPH curriculum.
  • 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
  • Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (ie be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health

requirements or other recognised body

  • Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) by examination, by exemption or by assessment
  • Masters degree or equivalent
  • In depth understanding of NHS and local government cultures, structures and policies
  • In depth knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance, quality improvement and evidence based clinical and/or public health practice
  • Strong and demonstrable understanding of interfaces between health, social care and key partners (dealing with wider determinants of health)
    • ·         Strong and demonstrable understanding of interfaces between health, social care and key partners (dealing with wider determinants of health)
    • ·         Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) by examination, by exemption or by assessment
    • Delivery of successful change management projects against defined outcomes within the available re resources in a range of areas
    • Management or support in health protection situations
    • Use of a range of media to deliver effective health behaviour or health promotion message
    • ·         Experience of using complex information to explain public health issues to a range of audiences

A full job description is available upon request.

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