The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who are working together to create a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.
We are recruiting a Public Health Lead to support both councils to improve the health and wellbeing of the local populations of Richmond and Wandsworth. The post is a fixed term position to cover maternity leave and will lead on a variety of Public health interventions including health protection interventions public mental health including child and adolescent mental health, workplace mental health and suicide prevention.
Additional responsibilities will include identifying the health needs of the population, advising on and developing strategic plans for commissioning services to meet those needs, providing commissioning support to the NHS, and highlighting inequalities and improving outcomes for all residents. The post holder will provide specialist Public Health advice and leadership and lead significant multi-agency and multi-disciplinary projects across two councils. These posts will offer the opportunity to be involved in different aspects of Public Health, and flexibility will be important.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include 36 hour working week (Full Time), working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date:Sunday 11thAugust 2019
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.
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.