Director of Public Health

Wirral Council
Salary from £91,582 to £101,759

Wirral is a unique place, home to a population of over 320,000 people. Our stunning peninsula offers a diverse range of environments, towns and villages, including cutting edge technology and executive living along the banks of the River Mersey, overlooking one of the most awe-inspiring views anywhere in the world in the famous Liverpool skyline.

The Role

We are currently delivering one of the largest, most aspirational regeneration programmes in the country, creating well-designed and sustainable neighbourhoods which foster relationships and community, as well as address climate change. Our plans will not only transform the quality of life for our communities but will also tackle the wider determinants of health across the borough.

We are now seeking to recruit a new Director of Public Health who will work with partners and communities and lead and inspire the development of innovative solutions that support improvements in health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

You will be a positive and visible system leader within the council and externally, at the forefront of leading our system-wide efforts to make a radical and sustainable impact on population health and wellbeing.   Above all you will act as an ambassador for the council and Wirral, working with a range of stakeholders and partners to influence change and enable a culture of continuous improvement which will deliver outcomes for our residents and communities.  In addition, as a statutory chief officer, you will be a key member of the council’s Senior Management Team which will provide you with the opportunity to effect significant change across the organisation.

We have huge ambitions for Wirral. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need great people with the talent, compassion and energy to really make a difference to their lives.


Download the candidate pack and job description below to find out about the role. For an informal discussion please contact Luke Judd at Starfish on 07435 270659 or via