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  • Advert number: 311666-0
  • Posted Date: 03/09/12
  • Closing Date: 16/09/12



Public Health/Public Health Medicine (Public Health lead for NHS core offer and Support to Clinical Commissioning Group) (1 WTE)

Salary: NHS Consultant contract or NHS agenda for change Scale 8d

Ref: 630-SOM22-12

The Public Health team in Somerset serves a population of 530,000. The team is currently employed within the Primary Care Trust, but is actively working with the local authority to ensure transfer to Somerset County Council by April 2013, in line with the Heath and Social Care Act 2012.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our senior Public Health team to lead the NHS core offer and provide public health support to the Clinical Commissioning Group. The CCG in Somerset is seeking first wave authorisation and is coterminous with the County boundaries. Candidates with a strong background in the use of Public Health data and research are encouraged to apply. You will play a major role in the delivery of key health programmes and develop links with the Academic Health Science Network and Public Health England.

To fulfil this challenging role in a multidisciplinary team, you must have the ability to lead and inspire colleagues across a range of organisations and must possess a firm commitment to protect and improve the public’s health. You will develop networks and build on the strong local partnership working in Somerset.

The job will offer a range of flexible working options and will support your CPD requirements.

For further information and an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Caroline Gamlin, Director of Public Health on 01935 381957 or email:

To apply, visit the NHS Jobs website: and search for job ref: 630-SOM22-12.

The closing date for applications is: 16 September 2012.

Interviews will take place on: 5 October 2012.