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Senior Public Health Manager (Drugs & Alcohol) - Fixed Term

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a Senior Public Health Manager in Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council shared Public Health Joint Commissioning Unit.  You will be part of a dedicated commissioning division with a vision for innovation and continued improvement. 

What will you be doing?

You will be highly motivated, experienced with a dynamic forward-thinking public health practitioner ‘can do’ approach and a proven track record of delivery. 

You will be joining the service at a critical stage with the recent launch of the National 10- year Drugs Strategy ‘From Harm to Hope’ and associated investment to drive through local ambitions to improve local services and recovery opportunities as well as continual focus on restoration and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our local residents and service users are at the heart everything we do. Working across the county you will be expected to drive improvement through collaboration and partnership working with specialist services and partner agencies.

About you

This role requires proven experience of working within the public health arena and in particular has sound knowledge of substance misuse (both policy and practice), commissioning experience, epidemiology, data analysis, auditing and quality improvement and an ability to manage and deliver prevention-based projects to deliver change.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of a Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information: please contact Susie Talbot,  email or Joe Keegan, email

Fixed Term:  the funds for this position will be available until March 2025

Interviews are planned to take place on 5th September 2023

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

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 believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

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.

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