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Consultant in Public Health /Public Health Medicine

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£101,390 to £116,673 per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary scale : NHS medical consultant scale or NHS agenda for change Band 9 for non-medical staff.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and skilled Consultant in Public Health/Public Health Medicine to join the Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team. The post holder will be joining a dynamic and high performing team with a strong focus on partnerships for population health improvement.

We are looking for a forward-thinker with drive and strong leadership skills to both help shape our distinctive local public health agenda and inform decisions which will impact on the health and wellbeing of the population of Cardiff and the Vale.

In this role you will hold a specific portfolio of work for which you will ensure expert public health leadership, support and advice. This will include providing systems leadership and support to specific areas of work, for example our immunisation strategy and reducing health inequities.

You will work closely with colleagues across Cardiff and Vale to maximise public health outcomes and will have experience of working with a wide range of partners and organisations including local authorities, third sector, NHS organisations, academic institutions and the media.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will:

have responsibility for development, implementation and delivery of national, regional and local policies, developing inter-agency and interdisciplinary strategic plans and programmes, with delegated Board or organisational authority to deliver key public health targets

provide expert public health advice and leadership to support and inform an evidence-based approach within ethical frameworks for commissioning and developing high quality equitable services, across primary, secondary and social care, and across sectors including local authorities, third sector organisations and others

be proficient in the use of behavioural change evidence and methodology to support transformation change within the population

lead on network development for population health improvement

develop strong partnerships supporting integrated working across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to improve population health

develop and utilise information and intelligence systems to underpin public health action across disciplines and organisations, leading collation and interpretation of relevant data

be expected to participate in public health research, commissioning of research audits/projects, audit

deputise for the Executive Director of Public Health as necessary

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification



  • Inclusion in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists
  • 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
  • Public health specialist registrar and specialist trainee 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 all other applicants must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they have applied for inclusion in the GMC/GDC/UKPHR specialist registers [see shortlisting notes below for additional guidance]
  • 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

Personal Qualities


  • Strong commitment to public health principles



  • Project management skills



  • Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills
  • Good presentational skills (oral and written)
  • Substantially numerate, with highly developed analytical skills using qualitative and quantitative data



  • High level of understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation
  • Understanding of social and political environment

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Woodland House

Maes Y Coed Road


CF14 4HH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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