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Director of Public Health

About the role

Our county is rooted in history, academia, commerce and agriculture – from Cambridge’s world class university to our thriving market towns, and from the beauty of Ely Cathedral to the rich farmland of the fens, its vibrant and diverse people are ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial.

Our vision is to create a greener, fairer and more caring Cambridgeshire and we need inspiring, collaborative, empathetic and inclusive senior leaders to be part of the leadership team to drive forward this vision and make it a reality. We’ve been working hard on our organisational shape to reflect our priorities and ambitions, and this has resulted in this newly configured role, which will have a direct and positive impact on the lives of our residents and the future direction of our county.

Despite our relative prosperity we still face a number of common challenges and you’ll be leading the development of the Public Health team across Cambridgeshire, embedding their work in the council and addressing the health inequalities across the county, whilst improving the health and wellbeing of our residents and safeguarding local communities from health threats such as infectious diseases and environmental hazards.

You’ll have a unique opportunity to be bold, creative and challenge traditional thinking, whilst helping us to make a real impact.

For further information about this exciting opportunity please call our advising consultants at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108176.

To apply, please visit https://execroles.penna.com/apply/0508201d-be3e-4a33-b6b9-ca8386560f4f

Closing date: 26th July 2024 Final Panel/AAC: w/c 19th August 2024

What will you be doing?

We’re seeking an inspirational leader who can develop and implement a comprehensive public health strategy, focusing on the wider determinants of health, along with innovative, evidence-based initiatives to address the key public health challenges we face.

About you

You’ll be included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List or UK Voluntary Register for Public Health Specialists and be able to demonstrate a high level of expertise in the Faculty of Public Health Competencies. You’ll be a highly effective and visible leader, with the personal vision and presence to inspire and empower colleagues within the council, the wider system and our communities to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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