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.

Warrington Council - Consultant in Public Health/Consultant in Public Health Medicine 

22.2 hours per week - Fixed Term for 12 Months

GRADE 16 £72,828 - £78,030 (pro rata)

Closing date - 15th September 2020

For more details and to apply click here

Knowsley Council - Placement Assistant

36 hours per week - Permanent

Salary - £21,589 - £23,836 per annum

Closing date - 22nd September 2020

Knowsley Council are looking for a Placements Assistant to assist in the monitoring and performance of providers, in relation to meeting young peoples identified/ assessed needs within the scope of the relevant contractual arrangements.  The role also requires the post holder  to identify placements suitable to meet the needs of children and young people from Knowsley, as directed by the Commissioning and Contracts Assistant, and to monitor contractual compliance across Children’s Residential placements, Independent Fostering, Semi-Independent provision, as well as other contracts that are in place commissioned by Children’s Services.

For more 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

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. 

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