Interim Director of Public Health

Local Authority

Starfish Search are working with a local authority in the South to recruit an Interim Director of Public Health. This is a high profile and highly visible role which requires strong people influencing skills and political awareness.


You Will

  • Fully understand and be committed to addressing the relationships and cultures of organisations that impact on the wider determinants of health
  • Bring a high level of intellectual rigour and personal credibility to the collaborative and commissioning agendas
  • Demonstrate high levels of political awareness and be able to work in different organisational cultures to plan and implement programmes for short and long term health gain
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a high quality advocate across all three domains of public health – health improvement, health protection and health services


You Will Have

  • A sound understanding of the issues relating to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and to ensure they are embedded in all aspects of the PH function’s work
  • Exceptional people influencing skills in relation to developing the public health community and in helping to develop the public health leadership of organisations and the wider workforce
  • A proven record of previous accomplishments in improving the health of communities
  • The ability to ensure the effective transition of the public health function in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2012


This role is running for a period of 6-months. It is a full-time, hybrid role based in the South.