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Health Protection & Healthcare Public Health Strategic Lead

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
N SCP 50 £59,031 to SCP 53 £62,076
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Bolton’s Council is looking to recruit a Strategic Lead to provide public health expertise, skills and leadership within a vibrant public health directorate with big ambitions. Your role will be pivotal to decision making, influencing and changing the lives of people who live and work in Bolton. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team passionate about achieving better health outcomes and reducing inequalities for the people of Bolton.

Bolton’s story is one of drive, determination and ambition, of a town build on aspiration and resilience.  You will play a pivotal role in protecting and improving the health and well-being of the communities in Bolton, helping to deliver Bolton’s Vision 2030, creating a place that is welcoming, where people choose to study, work, invest and put down roots.

This role will deliver:

  • Strategic leadership for population health care and prevention, working across a wide range of statutory and non-statutory agencies, and community and voluntary organisations in the development of effective partnerships.
  • Strong leadership in the development and implementation of public health strategies and policies, to protect and improve health and life expectancy and to reduce inequalities across Bolton.
  • Strategic leadership of health protection functions to protect the health of the population, with a strong focus on health inequalities.
  • Development of appropriate health and care services, including commissioning of public health programmes and delivery, and action on the wider determinants of health.

You will work with the Public Health senior leadership team to formulate strategic direction, priorities and plans for the directorate.  The portfolio for this post will be focused on core areas of healthcare public health and health protection but with opportunities to work across a broad programme of work to achieve public health objectives.

You will be a team player, enthusiastic to work with an able and dedicated team of public health practitioners and contribute to continuing team development.

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Job Description

About You

As a highly motivated public health expert, you will be committed to strategic leadership within the directorate and across Bolton. You will be able to use your communication skills to negotiate with, and influence others at all levels.

You will be able to design, develop, interpret and influence policy and strategy, and manage resources well. You will use your high level understanding of population health care, prevention and health protection to inform your decisions and guide you in your commitment to public health principles.

You’ll be self-motivated and innovative whilst also working well within a team and leading by example.

About Us

This is your opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we have strong ambitions for the borough. 

Bolton is a great place to work. We are a welcoming organisation that wants to contribute to a place where people feel active, connected and prosperous. We are passionate about improving the outcomes and experience of Bolton people. We want Bolton to be a vibrant place built on strong cohesive communities, successful businesses and healthy, engaged residents.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment, by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, flexible work opportunities, access to a Pension Scheme, as well as a range of employee wellbeing and support services. 

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