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Head of Service – Public Health- Public Sector

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Industry: Public Sector

Company: Zen Personnel Limited

Location: London, Essex

Salary: £30.42 - £37.90/hour

Head of Service – Public Health- Public SectorDescription: To lead, develop, organise and control a professional service area ensuring the delivery of the service meets all Council, professional and legislative requirements. Responsibilities: • Development of a Public Health service plan for 2014/15 and beyond • Programme management of the Public Health contribution to the 2014/15 Joint Strategic Needs assessment • Strengthening of the Public Health Commissioning and Governance forum • Lead on the Public Health communications strategy • Identify and promote council wide initiatives relating to public health that address local priorities and corporate objectives • Represent the Public Health Division in corporate and partnership forums • Ensure the necessary standards relating to safeguarding best practices/protocols are effectively communicated, monitored and maintained. Skills/Experience: • Substantial relevant experience of managing specialist services which support complex service delivery, with expert technical /professional knowledge and experience. • Experienced project manager with an excellent understanding of project management methodologies and systems. • Extensive experience of managing change effectively across a service area. • Substantial experience of managing significant budgets and resources. • Significant experience of writing reports, specifications and agreements. • Authority and credibility to build relationships influence and engage successfully with colleagues, partners and clients at all levels in complex or politically sensitive situations. • Excellent research, analysis, interpretation and evaluation skills, demonstrating the ability to identify and diagnose complex problems/issues / requirements and develop innovative strategic solutions. • Initiative, strategic and political awareness demonstrated in problem solving and decision making. • Excellent time management skills to manage a complex workload prioritise and set deadlines and cope with conflicting and changing demands

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