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Vacancy Details

Head of Health & Wellbeing/ Director of Public Health

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary Hay 3 £ 85,252 per annum. A Market Supplement is payable (where applicable)
Magdalen House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. Some evening meetings.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council


Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. It encompasses world renowned nature reserves, accessible businesses and retail centres, top class leisure facilities and some of the best coastal and countryside environments. It is an ideal location for accessing the North West and beyond by road, rail or air.

From vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning coastal and rural locations, everyone can find their perfect home. Sefton is at the heart of the Liverpool City Region, playing an active role in ensuring its success.

Your new place of work

This is a changing and vibrant authority already on a journey working towards an exciting 2030 vision. This is an organisation where excellent links with our partners, businesses and communities are integral to the delivery of our products and services.

 Your new opportunity

A fundamental priority for Sefton Council and its partners is supporting local communities to improve their health and wellbeing and facilitating the elimination of health inequalities. As Director of Public Health, you will play a pivotal role in leading, empowering and influencing the Borough’s strategy, policy and practice to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes for local people.

You will be a leader who has the credibility and skills to work across the whole system including local government, NHS, Voluntary, Community and Faith sector and directly with communities themselves and will fully understand how to maximise and harness the potential improvement opportunities. You will be proficient and confident in working within a political environment and will have a leadership style that supports innovation and creativity whilst ensuring that excellent evidence-based commissioning is the norm.

Reporting as applicable to the Chief Executive and to another Executive Director, you will be the principal advisor to the elected members and council officers on the health and wellbeing of our communities.

In addition to the core specialist public health responsibilities, the post-holder will take on leadership responsibility for Welfare Reform and the Integrated Wellness service.

Further Information can be found:

Chief Executive and Executive Director Video: Click here

Sefton's Borough Of Culture video: Click here 

Sefton Vision and Core Purpose: Click here

For latest news about Sefton: Click here

Sefton’s “One Council” values: Click here 

What you need to do now

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Mark Dale on 0151 934 3949 (e-mail: mark.dale@sefton.gov.uk) or Paul Cunningham on 0151 934 3209 (e-mail: paul.cunningham@sefton.gov.uk)

Closing Date for applications:   16 February 2020

Shortlisting:                            10 March 2020

Interviews:                               8 April 2020

Please note that a merit-based shortlist will be utilised.

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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