Public Health Principal – Kingston upon Thames

Job Details Post 1: Full Time , Permanent Contract (job share or part time arrangements will be considered). Location: Kingston-upon-Thames or Guildford Post 2: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave up to 31st October 2019 (job share or part time arrangements will be considered). Location: Kingston-upon-Thames or Guildford Salary range £57,494 to £66,644 per annum (pro-rata for part-time staff) From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service (pro-rata for part-time staff), a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups. A Basic Disclosure Check is required for this role. About the Role Surrey County Council is seeking to appoint a dynamic and innovative Public Health Principal, with strong technical and leadership skills and a real commitment to improving population health and reducing health inequalities. Surrey Surrey is a vibrant and diverse home to approximately 1.1 million residents living within urban and rural communities. Based in Surrey County Hall, Kingston, the Public Health team has well developed relationships across the organisation and with partners. Public Health sits within the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate, leading Health and Wellbeing initiatives across the whole Council. The post holder will join the team at an exciting time in the development of the public health function in Surrey, contributing towards achieving ambitions such as devolution, health and social care integration, development of Integrated Care Systems and Population Health Management processes. We are a progressive team with a strong focus on developing and delivering improvements to the health and wellbeing of our county’s population. We are also a team committed to providing a stimulating environment within which to work, running monthly reflective practice sessions and providing opportunities for personal development through training, education, shadowing and on-the-job learning. The role We are looking to recruit two Public Health Principals, one on a permanent basis and one maternity leave cover, who will lead on health improvement. Applicants should indicate within the personal statement section whether they have a preference for either post or whether they are willing to be considered for both . The portfolio of the role includes: Children and Young People (including 0-19 services) Sexual Health Substance Misuse Healthy Lifestyle services Wider determinants of health. The post holders will work in co-operation with other colleagues within Public Health, council directorates, the NHS and voluntary sector and will need to establish and maintain a wide range of working relationships. We invite applications from individuals who are skilled at managing relationships and negotiating across a wide range of organisations, who understand the challenges faced by local authorities and the Health Service, and who will provide strong leadership in contributing to the work of our dynamic public health team. The successful candidates will bring energy, drive and innovation to make a difference, working through the challenges to improve outcomes for people in Surrey. Please see attached Job Profile for full details of the role. We look forward to receiving your application. Additional Information The closing date for applications is Sunday, 6th January 2019 and interviews for these posts will be held on 11th January 2019. Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards. Values and Behaviours Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.
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