Public Health Lead

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade L (SCP 42-43) £48,587 - £49,590 (pay award pending)
  • Location: Magdalen House
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 03/12/2023 at 23:59
  • Reference: PHW/23/257416

Sefton Council is seeking to recruit a Public Health Lead with strong technical skills and a real commitment to improving population health.

The post holder will join the Public Health Department at an exciting and formative time. You will be responsible for leading and contributing to multi-agency and partnership networks, you will develop strategic plans and programmes to address health issues and health inequalities and deliver against the public health outcomes framework.

You will be expected to be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. A high level of intellectual rigour, political awareness, negotiation, motivation skills and flexibility are required to understand broad organisational cultures, advise, challenge and advocate to enable effective working across partnerships as well as being able to influence without direct authority.

The role is one of a number of specialist public health roles and there is expectation that the post holder will have the experience to be able to adapt to a range of wider public health priorities, including health improvement and health care public health. It is expected that mental wellbeing, stop smoking services and health checks will be included within the portfolio.

Technical expertise and knowledge of working across multi-agency partnerships, leading service development and complex strategic commissioning of health improvement services is essential as well as an informed knowledge of the  wider social determinants of health.

Previous applicants need not apply 

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact.

Anna Nygaard, Head of Inequalities and Strategic Partnerships

The closing date for applications is 3rd December 2023 and interviews for this post will be held on 15th December 2023.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.


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