Job Description

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to contribute towards improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of people in North Somerset. We’re looking for a talented Children’s and Young People’s Public Health Manager to join our Health Improvement Team in the Public Health and Regulatory Services Directorate at North Somerset Council.

North Somerset Council oversees the delivery of a range of health improvement programmes, relating to children and young people’s health and wellbeing, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, workplace health and food and nutrition.

In this important role, you will have specific responsibility for leading workstreams relating to Children and Young People’s health within the Health Improvement Service. You will plan, commission, develop, implement and evaluate a range of health improvement programmes across maternity, early years (0-5 years) and school-aged years (5-19 years) domains of the Healthy Child Programme. This includes responsibility for commissioning health visiting, school nursing and any related 0-19 public health services to ensure delivery of the council’s ambitions for this age group. You will analyse, interpret and utilise health data and intelligence to identify local needs and to inform practice. You will have line management responsibility for members of the Children’s and Young Peoples Public Health Team and will work with the team to contribute to service improvements and strategy, informing policies and embedding new ways of working to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities in the North Somerset population.

About you

You will support the Public Health Team in achieving core public health objectives – namely improving health and reducing health inequalities, protecting and improving health, and contributing to the quality of local public health services. This will be evidenced by your commitment to addressing inequalities in health and wellbeing.

You will have a highly developed and current knowledge of public health strategy, policy and guidance. You will have experience of service procurement and contract management, and the development and improvement of services. You will have practical experience of managing programmes and delivering services, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

You will have high level interpersonal and communication skills. You will have the ability to capture, analyse, interpret and present complex information, evidence and data, for the purposes of service improvement.

Why North Somerset Council?

You will play a vital role at North Somerset Council, ensuring that, as a council and place, we are delivering efficient, and effective services, and support to the people of North Somerset. In return, we’ll help you to achieve a healthy work-life balance through generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, flexible, hybrid and matrix working arrangements, and a supportive and collaborative management structure. Our new system of agile working means that although your work base will be Castlewood Clevedon, you will also be able to work from home.

In addition, you will be working in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make North Somerset a healthier, happier and fairer place to live. Information about North Somerset’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be found here; and the North Somerset Council Corporate Plan can be accessed here.

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This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Georgie MacArthur, Consultant in Public health on email: or by telephone 07385 378 440.


Anticipated interview dates: Monday 05 September 2022  –  Tuesday 06 September 2022

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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