Director of Public Health

Essex County Council
Salary up to £140,000 plus allowance

We are busy towns and cities, port communities, rural villages and have the longest coastline of any county in Britain. We are also critical to the country’s growth agenda. We are Essex. The strength of Essex is its people and we are here to nurture a safer, better connected society that empowers our residents and celebrates the county’s diversity. We want to work locally to create homes not houses, places not developments and communities not estates.

The Role

As our new DPH you will thrive on the opportunity to work as part of the economy, investment, and public health directorate and the impact this can have on the wider determinants of health.  Reporting to the Chief Executive, and with a dotted line to the Executive Director, Economy, Investment and Public Health, you will be a member of the corporate leadership team of the Council.  Your portfolio will extend far beyond your statutory public health responsibilities, to cover our traveller unit, trading standards and strengthening communities.

We believe that our innovative approach will give us all the best possible chance to collectively tackle the longstanding health issues that exist in some of our more deprived communities.  It also means that the role requires someone who fully understands – and can utilise – the fundamental links between the economy, jobs, skills and public health and will relish the chance to work in a different way.


Download the profile brief to find out about the role. You can find information below on how to upload your video covering file to the application. More information can be found on the Leading Essex website which can be found via the Click Here link below.