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  • Advert number: 307555-0
  • Posted Date: 09/07/12
  • Closing Date: 23/07/12

NHS Western Cheshire and Cheshire West and Cheshire Council

Joint Director of Public Health - NHS Western Cheshire and Cheshire West and Cheshire Council

NHS Consultant Contract or Very Senior Manager (VSM) Pay Framework

Permanent - 37.5 Hours/Week

Chester, Cheshire Ref: 661-LA-03

The Director of Public Health is the most senior advocate for public health in Western Cheshire, with responsibility for promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of the local population; reducing health inequalities and improving healthcare outcomes.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding public health professional to be accountable for all statutory public health functions and to drive the public health reforms, in particular the transition from the NHS to the Council.

We are looking for a visionary and motivational leader with proven accomplishments in improving the health of communities who also has the skills and sensitivity to deliver through partnerships and in a political environment. You will also have exceptional people management skills, both in relation to developing the public health community and in helping to develop the public health leadership across organisations and the wider workforce.

The post will play a key role in the shadow Health and Wellbeing Board of NHS Western Cheshire & Cheshire West and Cheshire Council. The post will be employed by NHS Western Cheshire until the point of transfer to Cheshire West and Cheshire Council on the 1st April 2013.

Initially, the appointee will report to the Chief Executives of NHS Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral and Cheshire West and Cheshire Council until March 2013, which is the point of transfer of the Public Health function to the Council. The post holder will then become jointly accountable to the County Council Chief Executive and the Secretary of State through Public Health England.

For further information and to apply for this vacancy please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk searching for the above reference number.

Closing date: 23rd July 2012.

We are an equal opportunities employer.