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Deputy Director for Public Health OCC249873

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Salary range: £98,913 – £109,185 (2020/21 rates) 

Work location: County Hall, Oxford 

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: Sunday 24th October 2021


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check and is politically restricted



Towards a healthier Oxfordshire

About us


These are exciting times to be working in public health in Oxfordshire. With a new vision and the joining up of health and infrastructure through our ambitious healthy place shaping strategy, Oxfordshire has a great opportunity - with two healthy new towns - to explore how we build communities that encourage and support healthy lifestyles. 


We have huge ambitions for the health and wellbeing of our population as evidenced by the launch of the Oxfordshire Tobacco Control Strategy, which aims to reduce the overall prevalence of smoking in Oxfordshire to below 5% by 2025. In doing so, we will achieve our vision to inspire the first smoke free generation in Oxfordshire.

About the role


We are now looking for an inspiring individual to help us deliver our exciting plans. As Deputy Director of Public Health, you will be helping our successful and ambitious council to meet the challenges associated with the Covid 19 pandemic, whilst delivering our vision for a healthy Oxfordshire, reducing inequalities in health outcomes, preventing avoidable ill-health and protecting local communities from public health hazards.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Deputy Director of Public Health to help drive this ambitious agenda and make a real impact on the quality of life of our population for generations to come. 

For further information and to apply for the post please click here

About you


Reporting to our Corporate Director of Public Health, Ansaf Azhar, who in turn reports to our Chief Executive, this broad, exciting and innovative role sits at the corporate heart of the Council and will offer an ambitious Public Health professional the opportunity to make a real impact. We are seeking to appoint a visionary and motivational system- leader, with a proven track record of public health success as a Public Health Consultant and extensive experience of partnership working.


Strong partnership working experience, both internally and externally, is essential, coupled with excellent leadership skills and the required specialist public health registration with GMC, GDC or UK PHR. 

Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria


Penna will be supporting Oxfordshire County Council with this recruitment.


To apply and/or find out more about this this exciting opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Nick Raper on 07715 690463 or email Nick.Raper@Penna.com and visit: Exec Search (penna.com)

For further information please visit: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/deputydirectorPH  



Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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