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Director of Public Health and Wellbeing

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley, West Midlands
£116,894 pa
Closing date
12 Oct 2023
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Local Government
Job Type
Public Health

Help forge our future to achieve our ambition.

There has never been a better time to live and work in Dudley.

Just 30 minutes west of Birmingham the borough of Dudley includes the towns of Dudley, Stourbridge, Brierley Hill, and Halesowen and hosts a wide range of events and activities across a diverse range of visitor attractions, historic buildings, beautiful nature reserves and parks. Put simply, there is something for everyone.

The historical capital of the Black Country, Dudley’s rich industrial heritage was at the heart of the industrial revolution and our history is rich with innovation, drive and determination.

Fast forward to the present and those historical traits are embedded within the modern culture of Dudley and the borough is a now a vibrant, multi-cultural hub with strong communities, beautiful parks and open spaces and a mix of shops and restaurants.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity as our Director of Public Health and wellbeing to help us achieve our ambition of making Dudley a place of healthy, resilient, safe communities, where people have high aspirations and the ability to shape their own future. With responsibility for strategic leadership, development and improvement of public health in Dudley, you will identify innovative solutions to reduce health inequalities and deliver better health outcomes for our communities. Working across all our directorates, partners, and communities to deliver public health services, you will be the principal adviser on all public health matters to our elected members. You will also be a member of our Strategic Executive Board with collective responsibility for a range of corporate priorities.

We are looking for an inspirational leader with a successful record of achievement at a senior level in delivering public health services and system wide partnership working. You will have significant experience of working successfully with elected members and be a registered GMC, GDC or UK PHR public health specialist with up to date with CPD requirements,

If you relish challenge and have the energy, enthusiasm and skills to deliver better outcomes and make a real impact, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for the role please visit our dedicated website:

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact our retained consultant at Faerfield Limited:

Dawn Faulkner or telephone: 0121 312 3755.

Please be aware:

Closing Date:12th October 2023.

Technical Interviews: 26th October 2023.

Final Interviews: 6th November 2023.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

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