Our Public Health team is growing, and the London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth are seeking to appoint a dynamic and innovative Consultant in Public Health to support both councils to protect residents from health hazards with a lead on Health Protection.

The two boroughs have different and dynamic populations presenting a fantastic opportunity address a wide range of population health challenges. You will be part of a dedicated and friendly Public Health team that is embedded across all council departments and serving over half a million residents.

As well as strong skills and experience in leading on complex Public Health issues, we are looking for a positive attitude and the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands.  You will be able to work flexibly and autonomously.  You will be politically astute and enable elected members to maximise their positive impact on health and wellbeing.  You will be an influential and clear communicator and able to take people with you to effect change.  You will embrace diversity and be able to work and influence people from a variety of backgrounds.

You will report to the Director of Public Health and lead on all COVID-19 related and health protection work including responsibility for all areas of the outbreak control plans and health protection work beyond COVID-19.  The post will provide line management support to a team of staff, linking with the wider Public Health Team and other council directorates as needed.

If you have the above attributes, want a relentlessly exciting job and want to influence at the heart of local democracy to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents of Richmond and Wandsworth, this is the job for you, and we want to hear from you!

To arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ann Jachmich on 020 8891 7340 or email DASSExecSupport@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as 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. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 4th April 2021

Shortlisting Date: Monday 5th April 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Work Location

The current Covid-19 pandemic means the majority of our staff are working from home, both Councils are supportive of adopting a flexible approach to such working patterns going forward.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive work environment for all staff. Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to flexible working, home working and remote to help people achieve work life balance and find a work environment that helps staff be productive and healthy.

As the council offers remote working, applicants further away from London will be considered and if applicable, we will work with the successful post-holder to develop a feasible work pattern.

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

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.

£86,310 – £102,194