Public Health Specialist – Mental Health & Wellbeing (Fixed Term Contract)

Salary scale Grade: PO7 £49,176 rising in annual increments to £52,071 pa incl. LW

Do you have an interest in mental health and wellbeing? Do you thrive in an environment where there is plenty to do with the opportunity to innovate? Are you concerned about growing inequalities? Do you like to work in a team? If so you will be at home in Lambeth.

Lambeth Council is looking for a Public Health Specialist in Mental Health and Wellbeing (MHWB) to work in the Lambeth Public Health Team. You will support the work of “Black Thrive” (a partnership of statutory, voluntary sector and community representation seeking to improve the mental health and experience of mental health services in the Black community in Lambeth), as well as supporting commissioners to develop new models of integrated care for mental health building on the experience of the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative. Improving mental wellbeing across the whole of the population using commissioning levers as well as a “Health In All Policies” approach will be a focus of your work.

You will have experience in MHWB at strategic level and ideally have an MSc in Public Health and be interested in working towards Specialist Status with the FPH. You will work closely with the public health consultant who leads on MHWB, Substance Misuse and Children and Young People. You will take a broad approach to MHWB and work with a wide range of stakeholders including communities - the Black Thrive initiative is one such example.

Lambeth is a diverse and thriving London Borough with plenty to offer to its residents and those who work here. There are also considerable public health challenges which this role will be help to address. The role will initially be based in Vauxhall, moving to Brixton in early 2018.

For further information on this post, please call Ian Diley on Tel: 07967 978 426

The closing date for receiving completed applications is Tuesday 26 December 2017 at midnight

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