Consultant in Public Health / Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £65,000 - £85,925 per annum (dependent on experience and qualifications. local authority or NHS equivalent pay scales if medically qualified)
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 17/07/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: PUBH016AL

Do you want to work in a dynamic supportive organisation at the cutting edge of public health practice? If so, you need to bring your talents to Medway Unitary Authority. We are currently recruiting a full-time Consultant in Public Health/Public Health Medicine. 

Medway Unitary Authority has a population of 284,000 people. It was quoted by the Telegraph Newspaper as ‘one of England’s hidden gems’.  Medway is a great place to live, work and play. Medway is connected. You can get to London in 34 mins (by high speed train) and be on the continent in just over an hour. Medway is a great place for families. It has excellent schools, a further education college and four universities, who offer the full range of HE courses, including Medicine at the new Kent and Medway Medical School.

There is wide spectrum of leisure and recreational amenities in Medway. We have a number of sites of international significance. For example England’s second oldest Cathedral, Rochester Cathedral, with its 12th century castle keep. We also have Chatham Dockyard, the place where Lord Nelsons flagship HMS Victory was made. 

Medway does however have its challenges. The historical heritage has left its imprint on the population. Rates of premature mortality are higher than the England average. We need to tackle health inequalities, with 19 % of the children aged under 16 living in low income households. Medway Council has an ambitious transformation and regeneration programme to improve the health and wellbeing of the population.  The population is expected to increase by 40,000 by 2035. This regeneration will bring a range of economic benefits to Medway. Public Health is at the centre of this process, working across the council and with stakeholders.  

We are looking for a curious, creative and adaptable consultant in public health to join us at this exciting time. The successful applicant will form part of a large and diverse public health function. They be responsible for a number of strategic system wide programmes.  including:

Health protection, Health and Care Public Health, Social Isolation, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. They will play a central role in transformation of health and care services across both Medway and Kent. 

We offer a competitive salary and a full range of employee benefits. If you really want to make a positive difference to people lives and fully utilise your public health skills in a supportive environment, then Medway is the place for you.

Interview Date: 26 July 2019

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme 

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call James Williams Director of Public Health on 01634 338564. 

Important Information-  

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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