Director of Public Health

Berkshire (GB)
Up to £125k
10 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

It’s an exciting time for our Public Health teams across Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire. Over the last year we’ve taken great strides to redesign our arrangements for public health. Where it makes sense to do so, we have brought services and functions together within our Berkshire West Integrated Care Partnership footprint. Now we are ready for a new Director of Public Health to make the finishing touches to our new model and put it into action.

We are serious about improving health and reducing health inequalities across our population. We recognise that this needs a team effort, not just across Councils but with all our partners including a unique opportunity to build a joint public health service with the Royal Berkshire Hospital as an opportunity to further drive improvements in inequalities in health. This new post of Director of Public health for Berkshire West will lead this team effort, building on our already strong partnerships to accelerate progress across our system of public services.

We’re looking for someone who can galvanise our new system across three local authorities as part of an Integrated Care Partnership. We will need you to combine technical expertise with inspirational leadership, to make things happen, without losing sight of the goal of improved health and a reduction in health inequalities.

You should be an experienced public health professional with a strong track record of influence across systems and of managing teams to deliver. You will be a real collaborator, able to spot opportunities and inspire commitment and action across organisations. You will be adept in delivering in democratically led organisations and as comfortable in a senior leadership environment as in a public meeting. You will be skilled in leading indirectly, shaping ideas and thinking, but able to prioritise and make swift decisions when required.

For an informal discussion, please contact our consultant at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or to apply click apply button below

Closing Date: Friday 9th July 2021 AAC/Final Panel: w/c 19th July 2021

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