Public Health Lead (Children and Young People)

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£43,866 - £53,115
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999, £50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Are you passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families?

If your answer is yes, this may be the job for you!

Our goals and vision:

As a public health team our goal is to improve, promote and protect the health and wellbeing of the population of Richmond and Wandsworth. Both boroughs have different and dynamic populations, presenting us with a fantastic opportunity to address a wide range of population health challenges.

About you:

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and a passion for leading partners to develop and contribute to evidence-based strategies, policies and programmes that achieve the best health outcomes for children and young people. You will have substantial experience in public health or related posts and be able to demonstratable your ability to think strategically, build positive partnerships and deliver creative solutions.

About the team:

You will be joining a diverse, friendly, supportive and hardworking team. We are working on several exciting projects that promote the health and wellbeing of the population in relation to early years, mental health, substance misuse, regeneration, homelessness, sexual health and community engagement. You will work together with the team to ensure programmes are interlinked and complementary.

About the role:

This is a permanent post in our Targeted Interventions, Children and Young People’s team. Your role will focus on assuring a stable grounding for positive health outcomes in the early years, particularly in respect of the first 1001 days of life. You will lead specifically on building partnerships and programmes that promote positive well-being, prevent childhood obesity, promotes breastfeeding and ensure positive health outcomes are optimised in the early education years and beyond.

Please see the job profile for a full list of requirements. In summary, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing multi-agency partnerships to develop local strategies and policies in line with key regional and national initiatives, including childhood obesity and the Healthy Early Years London programme.
  • Planning, organising, implementing and evaluating related public health projects and interventions including promoting breastfeeding friendly businesses and supporting commissioned and partner services to achieve the UNICEF Breastfeeding Friendly Accreditation.
  • Collating, analysing, interpreting and communicating epidemiological and statistical health information to recommend solutions and inform service commissioning, contributing to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
  • Implementing and providing advice in relation to national guidance, policy, legislation and other measures that reduce inequalities in health.
  • Leading on associated health campaigns including the local contribution to and development of the South West London website and associated resources and campaigns.
  • Leading on, commissioning or participating in public health research projects, audits and surveys.
  • Leading on or contributing to associated workforce development programmes that promote health and well-being.

In return, we can offer you flexible working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards and discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

** To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kate Jennings at **

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  05/12/2021

Shortlisting Date: 08/12/2021

Interview Date: 16/12/2021

Please Note, as part of the recruitment process you will be required to undertake a short test or presentation. Shortlisted applicants will be provided with further details.

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please Note, that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information: Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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