Public Health Consultant

Public Health Consultant

We are looking to appoint two innovative individuals to join our dynamic and well-respected Public Health Team.  Somerset County Council has adopted a strong emphasis on prevention and has placed ‘Improving Lives’, our local Health and Wellbeing Strategy, at the very heart of the organisation.  Public Health has a prominent position within the organisation and enjoys considerable support to improve health and wellbeing and tackle the inequalities that exist across the county.

Somerset is a large geographical county with urban centres, market towns as well as vast rural areas, all serving a population of just over 560,000 people. The county benefits from simple structures with one Clinical Commissioning Group, one Integrated Care System and one Health and Wellbeing Board, all with the same county boundaries.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

We are seeking to appoint two innovative, highly skilled individuals to play a significant part in the delivery of key public health programmes, working across all three domains of public health.

As well as leading on a portfolio of health improvement work, these posts will have a responsibility for providing specialist support to a number of Primary Care Networks to push forward a local Population Health Management approach.

The council offers a range of flexible working options and recognises the need to support your continued professional development and revalidation requirements.  Although these roles are both initially offered as full-time posts, part-time working could also be considered.

A few things about you

We’re looking for a highly credible professional with a track record of influencing across organisational boundaries. You will be confident, politically skilled, flexible, and a strong team player.

Additional information

The closing date for both posts is the 21st May 2021.  Interviews will be held on 17th June 2021.

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health on 01823 359249. For information about terms and conditions please contact

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

DBS information

This job requires a basic criminal background check.

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