Below is a list of current vacancies/opportunities across the Cheshire & Merseyside Public Health system that have been sent to Champs Collaborative for wider sharing.

Please note that Champs Collaborative is not recruiting for these roles. All enquiries should be sent to the organisation / authority recruiting. Contact details will be found via the link for each posting.

Also please note that not all vacancies will be noted here and it is recommended that you check individual organisations / authorities for current opportunities.

Public Health Programme Lead - Cheshire West and Chester Council

Grade 10. £32,486 - Grade 10. £38,098 per annum

Job Type - Permanent

Hours per week - 37

Address of job - HQ Building, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP


Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive - through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

An opportunity has arisen to join the Council's Public Health Team. This is an exciting role,with the successful candidate leading on public health programees that will deliver the health and wellbeing priorities for Cheshire West and Chester residents. The post holder will work closely with the Council's People and Place Directorates, West Cheshire and Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG's), Public Health England and NHS England.

With knowledge of the emerging Public Health agenda, the successful candidate will nee to be a flexible, innovative individual, who has the ability to work to tight deadlines. Strategy development and service improvement skills are essential, as is the ability to encourage and influence others. Cheshire West and Chester is a dynamic, high performing council delivering great outcomes for its residents through its people. If you are interested in joining a highly committed and innovative team then we look forward to hearing from you. For an informal discussion on this post, please contact: Gillian Cowan on 01244 977020 or

Closing date: 27th March 2018

Further information is available from the Cheshire West and Chester Council Job Site:


ADPH to run Mentoring event on 22nd March

The ADPH will be running a training day on Thursday 22nd March for DsPH to gain invaluable transferrable knowledge to mentor new in post, interim/acting or aspiring DsPH. Anyone with over two years experience as a Substantive DPH is welcomed to attend the day, which will be led by experienced trainer Carnelina Lawton Smith. The training will be tailored to both those who are new to mentoring, as well as those with more mentoring experience.
The day will run as follows:

9.30am - Coffee and registration 
10.00am - Session begins 
12.45pm - Lunch (provided) 
4.30pm - Session ends

The course will take place in Manchester – Venue TBC

If you are interested in joining the day please contact


Training offer at Champs Support Team:

Champs co-ordinates public health development sessions on key topics such as health inequalities and health promotion, which Cheshire and Merseyside registrars can attend. There are also opportunities for registrars to work on public health projects across local authorities; and can be based within the service for senior trainee leadership experience.

The Champs support team

The Champs support team lead, facilitate and enable the delivery of the priorities with local public health teams and partners. The support team can be offered as a placement with the lead DPH as trainer or a Champs split placement where the training location supervise the trainee's work for Champs. Due to specialist nature, this placement is most suited to trainees post-Part B. Projects cover the range of public health experience, including health improvement, health protection, healthcare public health, knowledge and intelligence and commissioning.

Types of projects registrars have recently worked on:

High Blood Pressure:

Projects contributed by a PH registrar in this work area have been very varied, relating to cross-sector system development and leadership, and have involved working with a wide range of partners in NHSE, PHE, general practice, community pharmacy, local authority, voluntary sector, NICE, Innovation Agency, Fire and Rescue, industry partners,  academic partners and others.

Projects included;

  • establishing a cross-sector C&M Blood Pressure Board
  • co-developing  a sub-regional high BP strategy ‘Saving lives: Reducing the pressure’ that has since received national and international recognition
  • evaluation and monitoring of a multi-organisation, multi-approach strategy
  • general practice quality improvement work with British Heart Foundation and NICE
  • awareness-raising campaigns e.g. Know Your Numbers (Blood Pressure UK)
  • bid writing to support innovation in technology, BP detection and education and training
  • innovative projects to improve blood pressure detection in community settings
  • opportunities to present and participate at national conferences and meetings (PHE, FPH, NICE)

Suicide Prevention

Acting to eliminate preventable deaths is a public health concern. There is no single cause and no single solution to suicide, but a requirement for joint, collaborative effort utilising evidence-based interventions, intelligence and a drive to eradicate this preventable death. Champs Public Health Collaborative coordinates the joint actions for Cheshire & Merseyside to prevent suicide through the NO MORE Suicide Strategy. The Strategy and details of the organisational structure and governance can be found at

The ongoing Public Health Registrar areas of suicide prevention work have had a predominant focus on the safer care pillar of work and include: 

  • Working with stakeholders including Cheshire  Merseyside 5YFV  leads,  NW Coast Strategic Clinical Network,  Local Authorities leads and CCG mental health leads to establish priority health care actions.
  • Convening an expert panel to critically assess the healthcare plan.
  • Call for healthcare evidence for Safer Suicide Accreditation. 
  • Support in establishing performance indicators and evaluation led by PHE of the No More Suicide Strategy. 


For further information:

Contact details

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Tel: 0151 666 5123