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Director of Public Health

  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/10/1498
  • Published: Wed 15/01/2020, 14:47 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/02/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: London
Job Description

Shape public health for over half a million Londoners



This is an influential, visible role for public health across the London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth.





You will be an outstanding DPH who recognises the diversity and uniqueness of our two boroughs, and who is open to continuous learning and development, supporting our Public Health Team to deliver great population health and reduced health inequalities.



You will be a collaborative corporate team player reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health and with regular access to the Chief Executive.



You’ll need to be a hugely credible public health professional who’s on the GMC Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List or the Voluntary Register for Public Health Specialists.



You will have a clear vision, inspiring leadership skills, an empowering management style, political astuteness, decisiveness and resilience.



You will be at the forefront of addressing health inequalities and driving forward important public health programmes to achieve lasting results for over half a million residents.



As our statutory chief officer, you’ll be a principal adviser on health matters. But just as importantly, you’ll be part of a unique organisation that delivers better health outcomes for the communities it serves. This demanding, varied and interesting role requires a person experienced in leading the agenda to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, reducing inequalities in health outcomes and protecting local communities from public health hazards.



Indicative Recruitment Timeline




  • Closing Date: 16th February 2020 11:59 pm

  • Shortlisting Date: 17th – 24th February 2020.

  • Technical Interview (External): 2nd March 2020

  • Officer Interview Date: 6th March 2020. 

  • Final Interview Panel: 17th or 18th March 2020 (Afternoon). 



Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.



The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



For an informal conversation, please call Jason Wisniewski, Strategic Resourcing & Talent Acquisition Manager on 020 8871 6197 or email: jason.wisniewski@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk



Equality Statement



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.



We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.



Important Information



This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/10/1498
  • Published: Wed 15/01/2020, 14:47 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/02/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: London

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