Welcome to Sandwell

On behalf of the Council, I would like to welcome you to the recruitment site for the Director of Public Health.

Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at the information about this vacancy.

From education to commerce and infrastructure, our wellbeing impacts every aspect of how our borough functions. As a council we have a vision for Public Health, and it is my role to work with the successful candidate to deliver this.

This job is a key position within the borough, reporting directly to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, and working closely with myself, other elected members and relevant directors to integrate public health across the council. It is also the post which will build upon existing close working relationships with, in particular, Housing, Adults, and Children’s services.

There is a strong commitment from myself, as lead elected member, and the rest of the council to improve the health, wellbeing and lives of the people in Sandwell, so you will get plenty of support however, we need your specialist knowledge and experience to drive through improvement.

The Director of Public Health will need to be a resilient and strong leader who can embrace change.

What we offer is a passion to improve and make best use of the resources available, political, partner and senior management support, and the chance to influence services within a large multi-cultural Metropolitan Borough made up of people who are proud to live in Sandwell.

I do hope that you will consider this vacancy and will find the following pages useful in your application.

Elaine Costigan

Cabinet Member  for Public Health and Protection       




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