North WestPlaces & Regions team, OHID is looking for a Deputy Director of HealthImprovement. This is a senior post which will support the Regional DirectorOHID/Regional Director of Public Health for NHSE providing local leadership ofOHIDs Health Improvement function, including workforce development, to thelocality served by the region.
Please see the candidate pack for further information on the role, OHID, the recruitment process and expected recruitment timeline.
Main duties of the job
The postholder has day-to-day operational responsibility for the provision of a safeand effective health improvement and workforce development advice and supportwhich deliver to high quality standards and which is responsive to the needs ofthe local community and partners in the local public health systems. They areresponsible for managing the health improvement and workforce development staffwho deliver the functions devolved to Region from the Secretary of State andthe functions that the Region undertakes from national guidance and inagreement with local partners.
The DeputyDirector supports the Regional Director in the strategic oversight of thecontribution to improving and protecting the publics health and reducinghealth inequalities in the locality. The Deputy Director supports the RegionalDirector in working with partners to build and develop the local public healthsystem through the provision of expert advice and insight and their operationalresponsibility for the delivery of the health improvement and workforcedevelopment functions.
The candidatemust have a strong commitment to Public Health principles and teamworking. They must be self-motivated, pro-active and innovative anddemonstrate high standards of professional probity as well as have the abilityto prioritise work, working well against a background of change anduncertainty.
OHID is a distinctdelivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and supportgovernment, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.
This post requiresworking with Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), UKSHA, HEEand NHSE. These organisations provide strategic leadership and vision for protectingand improving the nations health. OHIDs ambition is to lead nationally, supportregionally and enable locally, a transformation in the health expectations ofall people in England, regardless of where they live and the circumstance oftheir birth. We will achieve this through the application of research,knowledge and skills.
This role is North West region based either in Manchester,Liverpool or Preston.
28 April 2023
Depending on experience Medical Consultant or NHS Agenda for Change Band 9
Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working
3 Piccadilly Place
Job specific responsibilities are:
Support the Regional Directoraccount manager role for delivery of national actions and programmes withintheir portfolio
Support a coherent approach todeveloping nationwide and regional programmes by undertaking national orregional leadership roles for programmes of work.
Act with full delegated authorityon behalf of the Regional Director in his/her absence for health improvement function.
Ensure health improvement and publichealth services are responsive to locally agreed plans and national prioritieswhilst demonstrating continuous quality improvement and clinical governance.
Support the proactivemanagement of stakeholder engagement with key customers and stakeholders forhealth improvement
Effectively managing thebudgets for the health improvement function.
Support any changes from thecurrent workforce configuration.
Act as a mentor, coach and guideto senior staff and oversee workforce development for staff within their teamsand supporting developments for wider workforce as appropriate.
Take responsibility on behalf of the Regional Director to:
Provide appropriate managementand supervision of health improvement and workforce development staff acrossboth OHID
Establish and oversee theimplementation of appropriate clinical governance and quality improvementprocesses to ensure high standards are upheld within all aspects of the health improvementservice locally
Ensure appropriate outcome andreporting frameworks are in place, are operating effectively and monitoredensure health improvement(s) are fully engaged and involved with the work andfunctioning of the Region across all domains of public health
Support and deputise for the RegionalDirector with other management duties as appropriate
T ake responsibility onbehalf of the Regional Director for:
Developing and managing effectiveworking relationships with key stakeholders including Local Authorities andDirectors of Public Health (DsPH); NHS England, ICSs, NHS Trusts, and other stakeholders as required
Ensuring effective communication(both locally and nationally), and with local stakeholders in relationship toall aspects of the Regions health improvement and workforce functions
Health Improvement Responsibilities:
Co-ordinate, support and assure local input on health improvement tolocal government, the NHS and wider partners by:
Developing an overall strategyand integrated business plan which tailors national and local health improvementsupport to where it is most needed to improve outcomes.
Ensuring local surveillance andinsight is gathered through the use of data and evidence to identify gaps andtarget resource.
Ensuring local stakeholders aresupported to access nationally available evidence, tools and services.
Supporting the Regional Directorto work with the ADPH and LGA locally on sector led improvement programmes bypromoting systematic approaches to achieving outcomes developing improvementcommunities based on local priorities, supporting peer review programmes,evaluation and audit.
Ensuring that the expertise isfed effectively into local strategic planning via Joint Strategic NeedsAssessment, Health and Wellbeing Board and Health and Wellbeing Strategies.
Support the Regional Directorto provide advice on achieving best value within the ring-fenced grant.
Reviewing local financialspend data for consistency with outcome data and work with local authorities tohighlight opportunities for directing funds towards priority areas.
Ensure staff have the relevanttraining and skills to undertake the role expected of them
Be actively involved in trainingand advising SpRs/SpTs and others on attachments to the Regional team
Ensure there is training inplace for the wider public health workforce in the region
Ensure the Regional team makesa good contribution to the provision of training in health improvement for relevantstaff, including DsPH and their staff
Participate in local ornational research projects, working together with other Directorates andAcademic centres.
The above is only an outlineof the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. You willcarry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by and at the requestof the Regional Director.
The job description and personspecification may be reviewed in accordance with the changing needs of the Regionand OHID.
- The National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) Regulations 1996
- 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)
- Inclusion in the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview)
- 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.
- All other applicants NOT YET granted specialist registration, must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence from the REGISTER concerned that they have submitted satisfactory evidence and therefore registration within six months of date of interview is assured.
- 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 [see shortlisting notes below for additional guidance]
- Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body
- MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment
- Masters in Public Health or equivalent
- Strong commitment to public health principles
- Able to prioritise work, and work well against a background of change and uncertainty
- Adaptable to situations, can handle people of all capabilities and attitudes
- Commitment to team-working, and respect and consideration for the skills of others
- Self-motivated, pro-active, and innovative
- High standards of professional probity
- Proven experience of public health practice at senior level
- Proven experience as Consultant in Health Improvement
- Proven experience of leading the delivery of an externally facing service
- Experience of managing change in a complex environment
- Experience of developing and managing a team of people
- An understanding of the principles of provision of a high-quality health improvement function
- Experience of working in complex political and social environments
- Experience of Project management
- Experience of staff management and training
- Practical experience in facilitating change
- Budget management experience
- Experience of health improvement in a wide variety of settings including the NHS, local government, and other settings
- Experience and demonstrable competency in dealing with health improvement activities, including commissioning of services, development of service specifications, design of care pathways
- Experience of working with other agencies
- Experience of Training and mentoring
- Scientific publications, presentation of papers at conferences, seminars, etc.
- Experience of developing/implementing innovative practice or services
- Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills (including dealing with the public and the media)
- Effective interpersonal, motivational and influencing skills with a range of stakeholders, including other professional groups
- Ability to respond appropriately in unplanned and unforeseen circumstances
- Sensible negotiator with practical expectation of what can be achieved
- Substantially numerate, with highly developed analytical skills using qualitative and quantitative data
- Computer literate
- Ability to design, develop, interpret and implement policies
- Ability to concentrate for long periods analyses, media presentations)
- Resource management skills
- Understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation.
- Understanding of the determinates of health, including wider determinants
- Understanding of the public sector duty and the inequality duty and their application to public health practice
- Understanding of key agencies involved in health improvement
- Understanding of social and political environment
- Understanding of health improvement
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).