Consultant in Public Health - Health Protection and Sustainable Places

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
West Midlands
£73,814 to £81,381 per annum
Salary Description:
£73814 - £81381
Coventry City Council
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The Public Health team is part of the Public Health, Insight and Migration Division. 
Reporting to the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, the team helps people to stay healthy and protect them from threats to their health.

The Public Health team commissions and delivers a wide range of services and programmes that tackle health inequalities and help people to live healthier lives including:

Alcohol and drugs misuse strategy, treatment and recovery services
Sexual health services including sexually transmitted infections and contraception
Healthy lifestyles support with losing weight, getting more active, giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol and improving your well being
Physical activity strategy and projects including school based exercise, parks and cycling
Family health including health visiting, infant feeding, school nurses, teenage pregnancy support, family weight management and services supporting BME families
Health protection strategy and services including air quality, blood borne virus testing, screening & immunisations, infection control, emergency planning and outbreak management
The Marmot City strategy, reducing health inequalities across the city
Domestic abuse and sexual abuse strategies and support services
Youth violence reduction

This is an exciting and challenging time to work in the Public Health Team.  If you are an individual that is committed to achieving the best outcomes for people across Coventry our team can help you make a difference through high-quality professional support, supervision, excellent learning and development opportunities
Our ValuesIt’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


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What is the job role?We are looking to appoint a talented Consultant in Public Health. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead on Health Protection and Sustainable Places in Coventry, a young, diverse city. 

We need to change the way we work across our authority and with partners, using data and evidence in everything we do to address inequalities at every level: the social gradient, different ethnic groups, different disease groups and disabilities.  This includes building our economy in a new way, where wellbeing and reducing inequalities are at the heart of our programmes. We want Coventry to be a City of opportunity for all, where everyone has the life chances needed to maximise their potential and their sense of contribution to a thriving economic and social environment.  

We are seeking an outstanding Consultant in Public Health to provide leadership and management across: 

Health protection and sustainability, including place-based public health, our response to climate change and assurance of screening and immunisations.
Working across internal organisational structures and city-wide partners including health, social care, education, economic development, housing, planning, transport and infrastructure to shape services and improve the health of the population.
Contributing to Coventry City Council’s emergency planning, epidemic and pandemic response including the response to Covid-19 and delivery of the Local Outbreak Control Plan.

Salary: SM1 £73,814 – £81,381

Please note that the salary may be subject to a market supplement dependent on candidate’s experience. 
Who are we looking for?We’re looking for someone who has experience of:

Providing strong leadership and partnership working across both internal local authority structures and external partners.
Translating national public health policy into local action, by developing clear strategies to improve health protection and reduce health inequalities.
Working in complex political and social environments, including successful working with local authority elected members.
Using data, research and intelligence to understand complex circumstances, design solutions and drive activity.

Candidates will need to be: A qualified Consultant in Public Health (UKPHR/GMC/GDC) or a Public Health Speciality Registrar within 6 months of qualification (UKPHR/GMC/GDC).

Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply for this role. 

Are you the person we are looking for?  For an informal chat about the role please contact Allison Duggal, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing at  

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, please include the following information in your statement.  Applications will be shortlisted against these points:  

Your experience of working as a Consultant in Public Health/ as a Specialist Registrar in Public Health
Your experience of working in complex political and social environments
Your knowledge and understanding of epidemiology, public health practice, health economics and health care evaluation
Your ability to design, develop, interpret and implement public health policies and strategies

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: To be confirmed following shortlisting.
About CoventryCoventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Contact Details:
Coventry City Council
Tel: 8085834333
Contact: Resourcing Team (TP)

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