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Public Health Project Manager

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£41,881 - £46,845 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning Sandwell Public Health Team as a permanent Public Health Project Manager. We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable Public Health professional with extensive experience in project management, commissioning and service management including leading and managing a team and supervising work. You must have knowledge of Public Health and be able to influence and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including primary care providers, colleagues, external partners and residents to shape Public Health outcomes. 

You will be responsible for developing and managing new public health projects to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities that have been widened by the Covid-19 pandemic focusing on those most affected working closely with Sandwell diverse communities. 

In the first instance you will be expected to work with the wider Public Health Team who has led much of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency response and is pivotal to the Council’s ongoing work to contain outbreaks and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Sandwell. As part of this response Public Health is leading the test and trace local support response through the local contact tracing service. The initial focus of this role will be managing the contact tracing team for as long as it is required. This will also involve supporting other key functions within Public Health in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Alongside the above contact tracing role, you will be expected to support and lead the development and the delivery of a number of population Health Management programmes including the national NHS Health Check programme and the National Diabetes Prevention programmes through direct engagement of contracts with primary care providers. You will be required to develop and implement a project plan with the NHS Health Check lead for key project work and manage the timelines, deliverables and risks. Working with various key partners both internal and external to the council, leading the roll-out of NHS Health Check contracts and the installation of the Chronic Disease Management Software across all GP practices in Sandwell. You will implement agreed objectives to ensure regular support and monitoring of GP contracts.

You must be educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level in a specialist area and you must hold PRINCE2 Practitioner or other relevant project management qualification or experience.  Enrolled for and working towards practitioner registration with UK Public Health Register.

If you are interested in this role, please apply.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

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