Public Health Recruitment

Chief Officer/Consultant in Public Health

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Leeds City Council
£81,713 to £89,884
Closing date:
19th February
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
19th February 2021
Shortlist meeting
4th March 2021
Final interviews
18th March 2021


Our ambition is for Leeds to be the best city in the UK; one that is compassionate and caring, with a strong economy, tackling poverty and reducing inequalities. We want to be a healthy city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest. Public Health will play a huge part in delivering that vision and we have the ideal partners and assets in Leeds to succeed. The NHS has a significant presence here and three out of five UK NHS bodies are headquartered in the Leeds City Region.

We are seeking a Chief Officer/Consultant in Public Health posts to be part of our dynamic and collaborative public health team, and key members of the city’s public health leadership team.  We have designed our Chief Officers to be broad in their scope to be leaders in all aspects of public health, albeit with responsibility for a specific area of practice. For this role we are seeking someone who will have responsibilities for Public Mental Health & CCG Strategic Commissioning, but you will also lead on cross-cutting public health functions for the city. 

You will be a strategic leader, driving improved health and wellbeing with Leeds communities, with a relentless focus on reducing health inequalities.  In addition to working across Leeds City Council as a public health organisation, these roles require excellent relationships and joint working with Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, other NHS partners, Public Health England, community, and private sector organisations and other key partners, as well as with the people of Leeds.  

This  demanding, varied and interesting role require individuals who are highly skilled and experienced across a broad range of public health leadership roles and have a strong track record of delivery, working in collaboration with others.

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. It is important that you are a registered GMC, GDC or UK PHR public health specialist with significant experience in all areas of public health practice.

This is a  rare opportunity, the kind that makes a difference to reputations and careers.  We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
0113 205 6080
Philip Emms
0113 205 6078
Rachel Cox
0113 205 6068
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