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  • Advert number: 301676-0
  • Posted Date: 01/05/12
  • Closing Date: 27/05/12


City of York Council

Director of Public Health and Wellbeing

Base: York
Job Reference: 577-MS-65
NHS Consultant Salary: £74,504 to £100,446 per annum
Agenda for Change Band 9: £77,079 to £97,478 per annum
Full Time: 10 Programmed Activities/37.5 hours

York is a growing and vibrant city; proud of its heritage and ambitious for all of its people and business.

This is your opportunity to shape and drive improvements in the health and wellbeing offered to the residents and communities who live here.

The Director of Public Health and Wellbeing will have lead responsibility for promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, tackling health inequalities and improving health care quality. The postholder will work across the NHS and City of York Council to address wider key issues, in ensuring the health of the population, such as healthy lifestyles, disease control and preventative health services.

We are looking for a transformational and visionary leader, with experience of partnership working and a proven track record on health improvement and reduction of inequalities. Highly motivated and committed, you will need to demonstrate high levels of political awareness, and be capable of working to different organisational cultures and to plan and implement programmes for short and long term health gain.

Initially employed within the NHS PCT, the role of Director of Health and Wellbeing will transfer to the City of York Council from April 2013, with the transfer of the Public Health function.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sally Burns, Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods, City of York Council, on 01904 552003 or Sue Metcalfe, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS North Yorkshire and York, on 01423 859624.

Closing date: Sunday, 27th May 2012.

Interview date: Friday, 22nd June 2012.

Please apply on line at: by searching under reference 577-MS-65. For any queries regarding your application, please telephone Lucy Townend, Human Resources Officer, on: 01845 573948 or email:

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