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Assistant Director - Public Health (Knowledge, Evidence and Governance)

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, West Midlands
£77,046 - £95,230
Closing date
12 Jan 2022

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Local Government
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Commissioning, Director, Public Health
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Assistant Director - Public Health (Knowledge, Evidence and Governance)

£77,046 - £95,230

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job – it's about making life better for the million people who live and work here.

Our members and partners are providing the exciting and challenging influence we need to grow, to ensure that every child, citizen and place matters. With the foundations of a 21st Century Council, we’re focusing on our priorities of children, housing, health, jobs and skills. Now, we want you to come and help us become a truly modern council for our colleagues and our communities.

As our Assistant Director Public Health (Knowledge, Evidence & Governance), you will build on these foundations to maximise the impact through work with communities, tackling health inequalities, leading partnership work on data, intelligence, research and through the work of the Health and Wellbeing Board and its sub-Forums.

This role will support our growing programme of partnership work with the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System on Population Health Management and the work to establish a City Observatory for Birmingham. Taking your position at the heart of the Extended Leadership Team, you will deputise for the Director Public Health when required.

You will inspire those around you, igniting desire and drive to transform services, across the Council. The pace of progress must be rapid and sustainable, while the portfolio may change over time. This means that your constant adaptability and focus on delivery is critical.

At the heart of this role is leading the public health division’s work engaging with partners within the Council and across the local system to deliver sustainable change at scale, working with broad range of partners locally, nationally and internationally to deliver better outcomes for our citizens, turning evidence into practice and embedding health into all policies,  working to create a healthier city where health is underpinned by systems that enable wellbeing for all communities at every age.

Ultimately, your leadership will improve the health and wellbeing of Birmingham’s residents, reducing inequalities in health outcomes. You’ll ensure that we work in collaboration with local partners through the Health and Wellbeing Board to deliver sustainable improvement driven by citizen voice. Leading the implementation of the emerging Health & Wellbeing Board strategy ‘Creating a Healthier City’, you will be bold in your ambition and deliver real change for citizens lives, and ensure that we underpin our approaches with evidence, track progress with intelligence and insight and drive innovation alongside evaluation to deliver real change in citizens lives.

In order to apply you must be registered with the UK GMC Specialist Public Health Register, the GDC equivalent specialist list or the UK Public Health Register or be within six months of registration through a higher specialist training scheme or portfolio submission.

If you are an international applicant, you must hold the equivalent medical specialist registration for public health medicine, and this must be recognised by the UK GMC as equivalent and transferable.

Candidates who do not meet the criteria for professional registration will not be considered.

Birmingham City Council is committed to equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome your application irrespective of your gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sexuality, gender identity, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion, trade union activity and age.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Justin Varney via email at

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“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Closing date: 12th Jan 2022

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