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Public Health Wales
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (on-site)
16 days ago
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom (on-site)
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Public Health Wales
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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16 days ago
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The closing date is 28 April 2024

Job summary

Do you want to use your public health skills to influence the causes of the causes of ill-health?

The Wider Determinants of Health Unit of Public Health Wales is seeking an enthusiastic Public Health Consultant to work with us for two days a week over a three-year period, to lead a programme of work supporting action on poverty to improve health.

As the successful candidate, you will have a successful track record of working with multiple agencies and disciplines at a senior level to achieve public health goals. You will have a good knowledge of current policy and developments in Wales, including the application of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. You will have experience of facilitation of change and of collaboration across organisational boundaries. You will be able to demonstrate highly developed influencing, negotiation and motivation skills to drive action through partnerships.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will:

  • Provide public health strategic leadership, in the context of Welsh Government's Child Poverty Strategy delivery.
  • Work to ensure the work of the Building a Healthier Wales partnership takes a population approach, supports prevention and the reduction of inequalities, and identifies co-benefits from action across sectors.
  • Develop effective relationships with members, Welsh Government colleagues, local public health teams, local government, and others in Public Health Wales.
  • Have a high degree of political awareness, working to influence policy and practice locally and nationally.

About us

We are Public Health Wales - the national public health organisation for Wales. Our purpose is 'working together for a healthier Wales'. We exist to help all people in Wales live longer, healthier lives. With our partners, we aim to increase healthy life expectancy, improve health and well-being, and reduce inequalities for everyone in Wales, now and for future generations.

Together, our teams work to prevent disease, protect health, and provide leadership, specialist services and public health expertise. We are the main source of public health information, research and innovation in Wales. Never more has public health been so important as we come through the Coronavirus pandemic, face the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis and tackle and prevent the harmful effects of climate change.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

To find out more about working for us and the benefits we offer please visit

For guidance on the application process, please visit

Job description

Job responsibilities

The position will contribute to Public Health Waless long term strategy priority: influencing the wider determinants of health, to inform, advocate for and mobilise action on poverty and health. You will provide specialist input to the Building a Healthier Wales Coordination Group, which brings together senior leaders from across Wales to maximise the impact of collective efforts of agencies in Wales to improve health, well-being and equity.

This is a temporary post which may be taken up as a secondment.

The post-holder must be on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register/UK Voluntary Register / included on the UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists.

For more information see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists and be licensed to practice
  • 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 medicine practice and be licensed to practice
  • Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in dental public health/UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview
  • 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



  • Practical experience in facilitating change in the public health system
  • Significant strategic experience of leadership for public health
  • Experience of systems leadership and demonstrable experience of delivering effectively through others
  • Experience of effectively engaging staff and colleagues to gain their support for changes to the direction of travel.
  • Experience in influencing relevant agencies in Wales and beyond on health and healthcare improvement agenda.
  • Project management
  • Significant experience of public health practice at senior level with a demonstrable interest in health improvement
  • Staff management including learning and development
  • Experience working within health improvement/health promotion leading multi-agency action
  • Experience of reviewing and developing services in public health or health care settings


  • Scientific publications, presentation of papers at conferences, seminars
  • Experience of contributing to on-call public health emergency response



  • Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills



  • Knowledge and understanding of large-scale change to the public health system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Public Health Wales


2 Capital Quarter

Tyndall Street


CF10 4BX

Job ID: 72985326

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