We are looking for an ambitious Public Health Consultant to help achieve our ambition of making sure all children and young people are safe, happy, healthy and able to achieve in North Yorkshire.

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  • Opportunity to be an integral leader in children and public health services

We welcome your interest in this post.  

North Yorkshire is England's largest county and a beautiful, vibrant place to live and work. 

The Council has a reputation for delivering high quality services. Its Children’s Services are nationally recognised for their excellence, taking a national lead to share best practice. We are immensely proud of our track record and are committed to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that our services are of high quality and have impact in the communities that we serve whilst providing efficient use of public money. For many of our residents including children, the quality of life is high but the needs of communities across our localities are diverse with some areas experiencing significant deprivation, alongside the rural nature of the county which impacts on accessibility and health inequalities.

The ADCS led peer review in February 2020 gave further recognition to the vision and ambition throughout the organisation… ‘There is a strong and clear council vision for children’s and SEND services and outcomes, shared across Members and Officers. The vision is clear and simple and is underpinned with a strong sense of what is right for children. Members described officers as committed and having pride in their work and the working relationship between officers and members is good.”

It is an exciting time for the Council as we deliver local government review by merging the 8 district, borough and county council to form a new North Yorkshire Council for April 2023. The county council is the continuing authority, therefore adult and children’s services are unchanged by this structural transformation. It brings with it the opportunity to improve localised services in this great county and secure greater investment through a devolution deal for North Yorkshire. A devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire could potentially unlock around £2.4bn of investment over 30 years, with a focus on improving the economic prosperity and future long-term opportunities for all residents.

We are resolute in our ambition that all children and young people are safe, happy, healthy and able to achieve in North Yorkshire. That is where you come in!
As an integral part of the Children & Young People Leadership team you will work across the children’s and health care systems to;

  • Promote health and wellbeing through positive choices
  • Improve Social, Emotional and mental Health 
  • Reduce health inequalities

Our vision is shaped by feedback from children and young people living in North Yorkshire who, when asked what they wanted for their futures it could be summed up in one word ‘Opportunity’. To enable this we need to develop our action plans to ensure that life chances are not adversely affected by a child/young persons circumstances or where they live.

We understand the diversity of our communities, our priorities have therefore been set to be flexible to meet those different needs and help all children and young people thrive.

We are recognised for our growing reputation for Children’s Services' with our outstanding Ofsted outcome and our involvement in award winning innovative programmes.

However, we are mindful that there are significant challenges facing health, children’s services and our organisation as a whole, including rising demand for services due to increased needs, changes in government legislation and the continuing the impact of COVID 19. We are well placed and experienced in meeting such challenges working with our key partners to identify opportunities for transformation involving external scrutiny and review to provide independence to our thinking and inform our decision making. We have positive and highly valued partnerships with professional associations, elected members, health, schools and settings and voluntary organisations at county and locality level to transform services to improve health outcomes for children and young people and their families.   

Professionally, you will also be an integral part of the Public Health service in North Yorkshire. A well established, supportive service resolute in their commitment to improve population health and to do so investments heavily in professional support and development. You will be welcomed into our Public Health team, reporting to the Director of Public Health. This provides you with the platform to further develop your career and make a difference to children's lives.

You would be joining, geographically, the largest and amongst the best local authorities in the country at a very challenging and exciting time. 

If you are interested in meeting the challenge, we would like to hear from you. 

"Stuart Carlton - Corporate Director"  

Stuart Carlton Corporate Director Children and Young People’s Service & Louise Wallace Director of Public Health

Job Title: Public Health Consultant – Children’s Health & Wellbeing
Salary: The salary range for this post is from £75,370-£84,184 per annum. In addition, a market supplement payment of £2,400 is available to those at the top of the grade plus relocation allowance.
Location: Northallerton/Hybrid
Hours: Full Time

This is an exciting new post in the Council. The post-holder will sit across both the CYPS Directorate and the HAS Directorate. Reporting managerially to the Corporate Director of Children’s Services but professionally accountable to the Director of Public Health, this will provide an excellent opportunity to drive innovation and identify levers to improve health and reduce health inequalities for children and young people across the whole Council and wider system.

We are looking for a Public Health Consultant who is passionate about ensuring the best start in life for babies, children and young people and has a proven track record of leading, transforming and delivering interventions/services that improve public health outcomes.

You will also have experience of working with a wide range of partners and organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of health and social care, including Local Authorities, voluntary sector and NHS organisations, and clinicians on health improvement and reduction of inequalities.

You will provide specialist public health leadership, advice and support to ensure ‘every child gets the best start in life’ and work to integrate health and social care across the North Yorkshire working closely with ICS colleagues, LA and wider stakeholders such as voluntary and community organisations to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities.

You will also have oversight of key services commissioned by the LA such as the Healthy Child Programme and will also help shape and influence strategic commissioning of other key services such as SEND services and CAHMS. 

If you have the skills, ambition and drive to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people, and ability to co-create and implement transformative services, this is the role for you.

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 of being within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview.

We operate a hybrid working model, enabling and equipping you to work where it is most effective. As an integral member of two leadership teams this will usually result in you working in County Hall, Northallerton approx. 2 days per week and with a high impact portfolio the role requires fulltime working.

Key Documents

 Job description (docx / 159 KB)

 Director of Public Health statement (pdf / 3 MB)

NYSCP (safeguardingchildren.co.uk)

Joint health and wellbeing strategy | North Yorkshire Partnerships (nypartnerships.org.uk)

 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (northyorks.gov.uk) (pdf / 5 MB)

  • We are strong performing authority, with supportive political leadership, and talented teams providing the platform to have a fulfilling, challenging and successful career in a truly stunning place.
  • A recent peer challenge found that North Yorkshire County Council is a good place to work, with strong leadership and a loyal and committed workforce who have access to well-regarded training and development.
  • We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. Your career can change with your life here in North Yorkshire.
  • We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations.
  • In addition to your salary we offer a range of great benefits to help you financially make life a bit easier. From career average employer contribution pension scheme, green car and cycle schemes, travel loans, shopping and gym discounts to name but a few you can find more information on the range of benefits we offer within our Total Rewards brochure.

 Rewards booklet (pdf / 2 MB)

Living in North Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work.

Photographs of Whitby Abbey and Ribblehead Viaduct.North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness). Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Photographs of Malham Cove and the sunset from Scarborough beach.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates. 

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh is just two hours away by train.

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline - Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole, North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

 Relocation Policy (pdf / 180 KB)

Contact us
We welcome you to contact Shelby Young at Shelby.Young@northyorks.gov.uk to arrange an informal and confidential conversation regarding the role.

After an initial conversation, we can arrange a further conversation with Stuart Carlton (Corporate Director, Children and Young People’s Service) and/or Louise Wallace (Director of Public Health) to further explore your interest.

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We believe in the importance of inclusion, which is why we are always working towards being a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer. Learn more about our equality, diversity and inclusion work here - https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/diversity-and-inclusion

We will not accept applications from agencies.

This a politically restricted post and subject to a disclosure and barring criminal record check.

Key Dates
Closing Date: 20th November
Interview Dates: 9th December