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Population Health & Prevention Commissioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£37,669 - £49,385
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
04 June 2020 11:30 PM
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Suffolk’s Public Health Team are currently recruiting for a Population Health & Prevention Commissioner to join the team. This is an opportunity to join a large, forward thinking and supportive Public Health team.

We are seeking an experienced health professional to start in this strategic leadership role which will oversee three main programmes of work – adult healthy weight, tobacco control and cardiovascular disease.

You will take a population health approach towards improving the health of Suffolk adults, while reducing health inequalities. This will include action to reduce ill health, deliver appropriate services and address the wider determinants of health. The role will require wide partnership working to achieve a collective responsibility and drive forward actions to improve health. 

As part of the role, you will be required to identify local population needs, both now and in the future. Then agree priorities and develop strategies to meet these needs in line with local and national targets.  You will consider the available options to achieve the best possible outcomes and implement interventions within the resource available. Then monitor and evaluate outcomes to ensure continued efficiency and effectiveness through intervention.

To succeed in this role you will need to demonstrate:

  • they are educated to degree level or have equivalent qualification/work experience in relevant field
  • excellent knowledge and understanding of Public Health with experience in Health Improvement (experience of the topic areas would be desirable)
  • strong leadership, project management and people management skills
  • experience of working systemically to deliver quality services to meet targeted needs
  • clear understanding and proven experience of managing the strategic commissioning process
  • a proven track record of success in communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders.

A background in Public Health or the NHS would also be an advantage, along with awareness of political astuteness.

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Reed on (01473) 265340 or email: helen.reed@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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