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Consultant in Public Health

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have 3 posts available:

1.00 FTE within the ICB

1.00 FTE between the ICB and University Hospital North Midlands

1.00 FTE within Staffordshire County Council

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of truly integrated public health by joining the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Consultant in Public Health Alliance.  If you are looking for a challenge in a system that has bold ambitions and a vision for the people we serve to prosper, be healthy and happy this could be the role for you. 

In the context of emerging integrated care systems, this is a unique opportunity to shape a new approach, with public health at the forefront of system leadership.  Along with your fellow Consultants in Public Health, you will build a collaborative approach, maximising public health capacity and expertise across the Integrated Care System (ICS) footprint.

The Alliance is an integrated team of Consultants in Public Health, providing public health capacity and expertise across the ICS. 

The Alliance will be guided by a steering group made up of the following:  

  • Chief Medical Officer: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB)
  • Director of Public Health: Staffordshire County Council
  • Deputy Director Strategy & Transformation: University Hospital North Midlands

You will play a key role providing strategic leadership across organisational boundaries to maximise the impact of systems-based approaches, working with partners and communities to improve public health outcomes.

The Alliance will be underpinned by a formal accountability structure, governed through a workforce sharing agreement between partners.

The posts will be employed by Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICB and hosted by the respective partner organisation 

Working for our organisation

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) is responsible for planning functions; managing the NHS budget and arranging the provision of health services in the geographical area.

The roles are Home based/hybrid working (most of posts).  Travel on occasions to a Hub location with at least 1 days notice

New starters are expected to collect IT equipment, from offices in Stoke-on-Trent, and if based at home are required to have appropriate desk/chair/ relevant equipment in compliance with DSE regulations

Posts at Band 8c and above, will take part in the On-call rota, flexible over 7 days, supporting the System Control Centre, with full training provided.

Unconscious Bias/Invisible Disability Training and Equality Induction are mandatory.

Interviews may take place via MS Teams or in person

We promote a compassionate and inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The ICB embrace the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and encourages applications from all individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender re-assignment, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.  It’s important that our workforce reflects the diversity of communities as much as possible.


Essential criteria
  • In line with legislation, inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice/GDC Specialist List (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview) or Inclusion in the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists at the point of application
  • If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health practice
  • Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register, GDC Specialist List in dental public health or UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry to a register at the date of interview*.
  • If an applicant is UK trained in Public Health, they must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview. If an applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
  • Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body
  • MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment
Desirable criteria
  • Masters in Public Health or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Delivery of successful change management programmes across organizational boundaries
  • Experience of using complex information to explain public health issues to a range of audiences
Desirable criteria
  • Media experience demonstrating delivery of effective health behaviour messages and working with the media/press


Essential criteria
  • Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills and operational nous
  • Able to demonstrate and motivate organisations to contribute to improving the public’s health and wellbeing through mainstream activities and within resources
  • Ability to lead and manage the response successfully in unplanned and unforeseen circumstances


Essential criteria
  • In depth understanding of the English health and care system and the relationships with both local national government.
  • In depth knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance, quality improvement, evaluations and evidence based public health practice
  • Strong and demonstrable understanding of interfaces between health, social care and key partners (dealing with wider determinants of health).
  • Understanding of the public sector duty and the inequality duty and their application to public health practice

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