Deputy Director of Public Health

This position has been identified as a Politically Restricted post under The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended) and the Local Government (Politically Restricted Posts) (No.2) Regulations 1990 imposing political restrictions on the holders of certain posts.  

The posts are either specified in the Act or contained in a list which the County Council is required to prepare and maintain.  The list includes specified and sensitive positions.

5 December 2021
Full Time
County Hall, Loughborough Road, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
Adult Social Care and Health
w/c 10th January 2022
£87,097 - £96,816 per annum

Nottinghamshire County Council have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, energetic and visionary public health professional looking to progress your career into a Deputy Director of Public Health role within a strong and successful senior leadership team.

Nottinghamshire is a diverse County, consisting of a mix of urban and rural areas, with significant areas of deprivation and health challenges. You will join a Council with engaged political leadership and a commitment to cross Council working. Underpinning this will be a new Council Plan based on a public health framework for building inclusive and sustainable economies. Nottinghamshire County has an active Health and Wellbeing Board, and a strong commitment to partnership working to deliver great outcomes.

You will become part of a varied and friendly Public Health Division, led by the Director of Public Health and four other Consultants in Public Health, comprising of over 60 colleagues, bringing a diversity of multi-disciplinary skills and experience. Working closely with senior leadership teams across the Council and its partner organisations, you will help to drive forward our vision. This is a unique opportunity to progress your career and deliver in a system-leadership role in a vibrant and successful council, with a senior team which values collaboration and is seeking to strengthen the support and challenge we provide to one another.

As Deputy Director of Public Health you are likely to be driving change across all public health domains to help our successful and ambitious council and our partners deliver our plans for a healthier Nottinghamshire and to reduce inequalities.

This broad, exciting and innovative role will offer an ambitious Public Health professional the opportunity to develop your career and 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.

If you have the ambition and expertise to progress your career and help us make a real impact for people in Nottinghamshire, then we would love to hear from you. It is essential that you are a registered GMC, GDC or UK PHR public health specialist with significant public health experience and the in all areas of public health practice.

Nottinghamshire County Council recently implemented a hybrid working strategy which enables staff to make use of a combination of remote and office working that balances business need with personal working preferences. This role will benefit from hybrid working but with the expectation that the postholder is able to attend County Hall on a regular basis.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Nick Raper, Penna Consulting, on 07715 690463.


Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being  accredited as a Disability Confident Organisation. Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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