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Public Health Service Lead (Knowledge) - Statistical/Analytical

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, West Midlands
£44,863 - £56,075 pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2021
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Birmingham City Council aims to improve the quality of life for the people of Birmingham today, tomorrow and always. Our vision for Birmingham is that it becomes  

  • An entrepreneurial city to work, learn and invest.
  • An aspirational city to grow up in.
  • A fulfilling city to age well in.
  • A great, clean, and green city to live in
  • A city whose residents gain the maximum benefit from hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • A city that takes a leading role in tackling climate change

The Public Health Function is an important contributor to this vision, responsible for developing the Council into a ‘Public Health Engine’, which actively promotes population good health and enables all Birmingham citizens to make healthier choices. This will be achieved through the continual championing of the health and wellbeing of all people across the city, but especially the most vulnerable. The delivery of an effective intelligence-led approach based on a set of agreed principles will require significant cultural and structural change – where the citizen is at the heart of what we do and each and every member of the Public Health workforce willingly and actively takes responsibility for their actions.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our multi-disciplinary Public Health Division in a Public Health Service Lead role. This is a rare opportunity for a highly skilled individual to join Public Health within the largest Local Authority in the country and lead work that contributes to Birmingham being a great city that enables people to live healthy and active lives.

The Public Health Division is engaged in a dynamic and diverse range of innovative work at a local, regional, national and international level.

This full-time permanent position will be within the Population - Knowledge Team. This team leads on providing and building capacity in analytical and statistical analysis that will support the delivery of Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for the population of Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System (ICS) including the mandated and non-mandated services for Public Health.

The Service Lead for knowledge will provide and build capacity in the use and production of health knowledge outputs for the population served by the Birmingham and Solihull health and care partners. The post holder will collaborate with partners and stakeholders at the system, place and locality levels to identify and prioritise issues and populations.

Using expertise in Health Intelligence (population measurement, statistical methods and data visualisation), epidemiology/public health and project management, the post holder will plan and lead the analysis and interpretation of health and socio-economic data to produce reports describing and explaining health needs. The post holder will clearly and coherently communicate the contents of these outputs, both verbally and in writing, in a manner that engages and facilitates collaboration between people from different professional and personal backgrounds, such as board members, clinicians, commissioners and service users.

We are looking for a highly skilled analytical service lead to join the largest Local Authority in Europe to help us improve health and reduce inequalities. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who can:

  • Work closely with commissioners, providers and stakeholders to identify issues, for which insights from data can support effective decision making and assess the effectiveness of relevant data sources and data-gathering technique.
  • Assemble relevant data to examine, interpret and visualise to supply tailored need and health profiles reports.
  • Using quantitative and qualitative data analytical techniques produce solutions to inform on the distribution and occurrence of problems of poor health outcomes and health inequalities.
  • Translating insights from data analysis and the findings of research for a range of audiences, including the public, to facilitate ICS and sector wide change and action.
  • Develop and maintaining relationships with the academic community and identify opportunities for collaboration

Informal enquiries to Dyna Arhin-Tenkorang, Assistant Director within Public Health Birmingham.


We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Please note: CVs will not be considered.

When applying, you are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the person specification and job description.

We have one full time position available; informal enquiries are welcomed.

Ref: BCC002553

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.

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