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Consultant in Public Health

Walsall Council
Walsall, West Midlands
£84,559 - £114,003 OR £89,368 - £95,824
Closing date
24 Aug 2022

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£84,559 - £114,003 - NHS Medical and Dental terms & conditions


£89,368 - £95,824 (including Market Supplement*) – LA terms & conditions.  NHS Pension available for those on the NHSPS

Walsall Council is an ambitious and forward-looking Metropolitan Borough Council with a strong focus on becoming a wellbeing borough, where people and communities are enabled and supported to take control of their wellbeing. In an era of uncertainty surrounding the UK economy, our growing and changing population and reducing resources – we believe that to respond to this need for good health and wellbeing is essential, not a luxury.    Covid has significantly changed the views of our population to the public’s health, nationally and locally, and in Walsall, Public Health is seen even more so as a pivotal to improve the population’s health.  We have ambitious plans for Walsall with Public Health driving change to meet Our Council Plan’s aim of reducing inequalities and maximising potential.

Walsall Council is offering you an exciting opportunity to join our newly restructured and progressive team, working agilely.   This is an opportunity to be part of a talented multi-disciplinary team, providing core public health expertise and assurance to the Council, health and care economy and partners across the Borough.  The teams’ work programme includes:

  • Health Protection and Healthcare Inequalities and Mental Wellbeing Young People and Health Improvement

The portfolio for the Consultant in Public Health post will offer a stimulating mix of work with multidisciplinary teams across Walsall and The Black Country, supporting building the evidence about what works in new and existing interventions and innovations and how we can create communities and an economy that places wellness as the cultural norm.

We have strong working relationships with our local colleagues and we would encourage our new post holder to be closely involved in the future development of a broad range of established areas of local work, inequalities and other innovations.


  • You will be actively encouraged to develop your own areas of interest and utilise our excellent links locally, regionally and nationally. You will be able to demonstrate experience in building constructive relationships with senior colleagues in local authorities, the NHS and with other partners in complex environments. You will provide strategic public health leadership on different work programmes and be able to help transform public health outcomes for Walsall residents. You must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Public Health or the UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists.

This post is subject to local authority conditions with NHS pension scheme available to those applicable.  We are happy to consider applications from those in the final stage of their Public Health training. 

Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a part-time or job share basis will be considered.

If you would like to take the next step in your career and join our team and be part of an evolving World Class Public Health Service, please contact Stephen Gunther, Director of Public Health, for an informal chat on 07818 538 715.

Closing date: Friday 26 August 2022.

Interviews will be held on Friday 02 September 2022.

Benefits for working with us:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including: 

  • A range of flexible working options including agile working Generous annual leave and bank holidays with the ability to purchase additional annual leave Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme Family friendly policies - Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring Access to health and wellbeing support, including physiotherapy and counselling services An exciting new benefits platform offering lifestyle savings and discounts Bus and rail travel discounts

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities 

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service approval (DBS).

The post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. 

We are also an accredited training location for public health specialist trainees (medical and non-medical), as well as GPs and FY2 doctors, and receive positive feedback on their training and exposure to a wide range of public health initiatives.

*A decision has been taken to apply a Market Forces Supplement (MFS) of up to £15,000pa to this role, which would be paid on top of the normal salary for the grade of this point.  In-line with our Policy, MFS are reviewed every two years.  The MFS, as part of the salary package, is fully pensionable.

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