Public Health Consultant

St Helens, Merseyside
£79,602 - £83,556
12 Apr 2021
28 Apr 2021
Job Type


Public Health Consultant

Job reference: SCE11

Department: Integrated Health & Social Care Services Directorate

Grade: Senior Officer 11 - 13

Salary from: £79,602.00 To: £83,556.00 Per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week - 2 part time post will be considered

Closing date 28/04/2021

Job Description

St Helens Council is an Authority within Liverpool City Region to the east of the Region bordering Greater Manchester and Lancashire. St Helens is a town with a proud history of mining and glass industry and a great sporting Rugby League town. Despite the decline of the traditional industries more recently the connections of the M6, M62, M58 and M57 have offered new employment opportunities within the borough. The opportunities for the future developments in St Helens in relation to economic development, do come alongside some challenging health and social issues and wide inequalities which need to be addressed.

However, in order to address change the Local Authority and CCG are driving improvements in Health and Social Care through our integrated approach to health, social care and wellbeing. With an eye to the development of Integrated Health and Social Care System across Cheshire and Mersey, St Helens is driving forward placed based approaches to Integrated Care. This approach has received national recognition. We therefore need a ‘system leader’ who can drive and influence change at a strategic level across the health and social care system and around the wider underlying

determinants of health.

We require an innovative thinker who is able to be flexible and challenge the ‘status quo’, someone able to use the evidence and intelligence to best effect to ensure the biggest impact on health and social outcomes for people in St Helens are realised. You will be able to work across professional and organisational boundaries to impact positive change.

You will work in a small public health team but work within St Helens Integrated Health and Social Care Directorate which includes CCG, Adult Social Care and Public Health. You will work as appropriate across the Council which consists of four main departments, Children’s and Young People, Place, Corporate as well as Integrated Health and Social Care. Your main areas of responsibility will be Sexual Health, Public Mental Health, Workplace Health and oversight of children and young people’s public health. We require a degree of flexibility as you will be required to support the most pressing ‘system issues’, so portfolios could change in the future.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

If you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth du Plessis, Incoming Director of Public Health on 07783806863.

Closing date 28 April 2021.

Interviews will be held: 21 May 2021.

When applying for this vacancy, you have the following options:

For an application form and further details, please visit:

 or contact Kristina Dixon on telephone number: 01744 676708 or postal address: Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email address: