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.

Head of Health & Wellbeing / Director of Public Health

Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary: Salary Hay 3 £ 85,252 per annum. A Market Supplement is payable (where applicable)
Location: Magdalen House
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. Some evening meetings
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 16/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: PHW/20/119978

A fundamental priority for Sefton Council and its partners is supporting local communities to improve their health and wellbeing and facilitating the elimination of health inequalities. As Director of Public Health, you will play a pivotal role in leading, empowering and influencing the Borough’s strategy, policy and practice to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes for local people.

You will be a leader who has the credibility and skills to work across the whole system including local government, NHS, Voluntary, Community and Faith sector and directly with communities themselves and will fully understand how to maximise and harness the potential improvement opportunities. You will be proficient and confident in working within a political environment and will have a leadership style that supports innovation and creativity whilst ensuring that excellent evidence-based commissioning is the norm.

Reporting as applicable to the Chief Executive and to another Executive Director, you will be the principal advisor to the elected members and council officers on the health and wellbeing of our communities.
In addition to the core specialist public health responsibilities, the post-holder will take on leadership responsibility for Welfare Reform and the Integrated Wellness service.
To arrange an informal discussion please contact Mark Dale on 0151 934 3949 (e-mail: mark.dale@sefton.gov.uk) or Paul Cunningham on 0151 934 3209 (e-mail: paul.cunningham@sefton.gov.uk)

Closing Date for applications: 16 February 2020
Shortlisting: 10 March 2020
Interviews: 8 April 2020

For full details and to apply click here

Executive Director, Adult Social Care 

Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary: Salary £116,742 per annum - A market supplement is payable, where applicable.
Location: Bootle
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. Some evening work.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 16/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CE/20/119993

This is a new outstanding opportunity to influence, support and lead our Adult Social Care Services and make a positive contribution to the lives of individuals, families and communities in Sefton.

In this statutory role of Executive Director Adult Services, you will have key accountability and responsibility for the delivery and strategic development of Adult Social Care. You will ensure vulnerable adults within the Borough are effectively protected and supported through the strategic planning, design and delivery of these service areas.

You will be an experienced senior manager with a proven record of successfully leading a highly complex, critical service and co-ordinating and developing successful working partnerships. A motivational leader with the ability to engage and inspire people at all levels.

You will support the Council, Cabinet and the Chief Executive in the development and achievement of the Councils vision and priority outcomes. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will have the confidence to operate effectively in a political environment and to achieve goals successfully, while meeting budgetary targets.

You will support the Chief Executive by creating and sustaining consistent culture and behaviours conducive with a high performing Council, lead collectively and collaboratively within and outside the Council as a key driver of change supporting the Council to innovatively, proactively and confidently adapt to the dynamic resource and policy agenda.

In the role, you will have a very high level of accountability spanning organisational and system leadership, along with the freedom to act in support of the Chief Executive. You will also lead on key thematic matters and be responsible for the delivery of key corporate and Borough projects.

Your role will drive a high-performance culture within the Council

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Mark Dale on 0151 934 3949 (e-mail: mark.dale@sefton.gov.uk) or Paul Cunningham on 0151 934 3209 (e-mail: paul.cunningham@sefton.gov.uk)
Closing Date for applications: 16 February 2020     
Technical Interviews (telephone/face to face): 25 and 26 February 2020   
Assessment Centre: 16 March 2020                       
Final Interview: 17 March 2020    

For full details and to apply click here

Executive Director, Children's Social Care and Education

Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Salary: Salary £116,742 per annum. A market supplement is payable, where applicable.
Location: Bootle
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. Some evening meetings.
DBS Check:No
Closing Date: 16/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: CE/20/119982

In this new role, you will have an outstanding opportunity to influence, manage and lead our Children’s Social Care Services by providing universal and targeted services for children, young people and their families ensuring children are safeguarded and welfare is promoted.

In this statutory role of Director of Children’s Services (including Education), you will provide expert strategic advice on statutory functions and professional practice in relation to vulnerable children requiring collaborative working across the Council and beyond.

You will act in the capacity of the Authority’s lead officer for Children’s Social Care (including Education) to ensure the strategic planning, design and delivery of these service areas and provision of the best possible services for the people of Sefton. You will also oversee the provision of the Schools functions ensuring education excellence for the Borough.

You will be an experienced senior manager with a proven record of successfully leading a highly complex, critical service and co-ordinating and developing successful working partnerships. A motivational leader with the ability to engage and inspire people at all levels.

You will support the Council, Cabinet and the Chief Executive in the development and achievement of the Councils vision and priority outcomes. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will have the confidence to operate effectively in a political environment and to achieve goals successfully, while achieving synergy that meets the needs of the Council.

You will support the Chief Executive by creating and sustaining consistent culture and behaviours conducive with a high performing Council, lead collectively and collaboratively within and outside the Council as a key driver of change supporting the Council to innovatively, proactively and confidently adapt to the dynamic resource and policy agenda.

In the role, you will have a very high level of accountability spanning organisational and system leadership, along with the freedom to act in support of the Chief Executive. You will also lead on key thematic matters and be responsible for the delivery of key corporate and Borough projects.

Your role will drive a high-performance culture within the Council.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Mark Dale on 0151 934 3949 (e-mail: mark.dale@sefton.gov.uk) or Paul Cunningham on 0151 934 3209 (e-mail: paul.cunningham@sefton.gov.uk)
Closing Date for applications: 16 February 2020   
Technical Interviews (telephone/face to face): 25 and 26 February 2020   
Assessment Centre: 12 March 2020                       
Final Interview: 13 March 2020     

For full details and to apply click here

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 www.no-more.co.uk

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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