Below is a list of current vacancies/opportunities across the Cheshire & Merseyside Public Health system that have been sent to Champs Collaborative for wider sharing.

Please note that Champs Collaborative is not recruiting for these roles. All enquiries should be sent to the organisation / authority recruiting. Contact details will be found via the link for each posting.

Also please note that not all vacancies will be noted here and it is recommended that you check individual organisations / authorities for current opportunities.


Public Health Lead – Sefton Council

Full time, permanent. Ref no: 50884 

Other, Full Time: Permanent, 
Sefton Council, Bootle, Merseyside, Salary: £43,757 - £44,697, Scale: Grade L SCP 48 - 49, Internal reference number: 50884

Introducing ourselves:

Sefton Council is seeking to recruit a Public Health Lead with strong technical skills and a real commitment to improving population health. Public Health in Sefton is delivered by a high energy, outward focused team, and committed to developing individuals and working collaboratively with forward thinking partners across broad geographical boundaries. 
The post holder will join the team at an exciting and formative time.

Job requirements:

You will be responsible for leading and contributing to multi agency and partnership networks, you will develop strategic plans and programmes to address health issues and health inequalities, to deliver against the public health outcomes framework. The current portfolio includes a focus on healthy lifestyles such as smoking cessation, tobacco control, health checks and wider health improvement areas. An ability to be responsive to new priorities and emerging agendas will be required. 

You will be expected to be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. A high level of intellectual rigour, political awareness, negotiation, motivation skills, and flexibility are required as well as an ability to understand other cultures, advise, challenge and advocate to enable effective working across organisational boundaries by influencing without direct authority.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anna Nygaard, Head of Public Health Delivery on 0151 934 3743 or email

The closing date for applications is 28th May 2018 and interviews for this post will be held on 13th June 2018.

To apply visit the Sefton Council job vacancies page:


Click here to view the job description

Click here to view the person specifications



Training offer at Champs Support Team:

Champs co-ordinates public health development sessions on key topics such as health inequalities and health promotion, which Cheshire and Merseyside registrars can attend. There are also opportunities for registrars to work on public health projects across local authorities; and can be based within the service for senior trainee leadership experience.

The Champs support team

The Champs support team lead, facilitate and enable the delivery of the priorities with local public health teams and partners. The support team can be offered as a placement with the lead DPH as trainer or a Champs split placement where the training location supervise the trainee's work for Champs. Due to specialist nature, this placement is most suited to trainees post-Part B. Projects cover the range of public health experience, including health improvement, health protection, healthcare public health, knowledge and intelligence and commissioning.

Types of projects registrars have recently worked on:

High Blood Pressure:

Projects contributed by a PH registrar in this work area have been very varied, relating to cross-sector system development and leadership, and have involved working with a wide range of partners in NHSE, PHE, general practice, community pharmacy, local authority, voluntary sector, NICE, Innovation Agency, Fire and Rescue, industry partners,  academic partners and others.

Projects included;

  • establishing a cross-sector C&M Blood Pressure Board
  • co-developing  a sub-regional high BP strategy ‘Saving lives: Reducing the pressure’ that has since received national and international recognition
  • evaluation and monitoring of a multi-organisation, multi-approach strategy
  • general practice quality improvement work with British Heart Foundation and NICE
  • awareness-raising campaigns e.g. Know Your Numbers (Blood Pressure UK)
  • bid writing to support innovation in technology, BP detection and education and training
  • innovative projects to improve blood pressure detection in community settings
  • opportunities to present and participate at national conferences and meetings (PHE, FPH, NICE)

Suicide Prevention

Acting to eliminate preventable deaths is a public health concern. There is no single cause and no single solution to suicide, but a requirement for joint, collaborative effort utilising evidence-based interventions, intelligence and a drive to eradicate this preventable death. Champs Public Health Collaborative coordinates the joint actions for Cheshire & Merseyside to prevent suicide through the NO MORE Suicide Strategy. The Strategy and details of the organisational structure and governance can be found at

The ongoing Public Health Registrar areas of suicide prevention work have had a predominant focus on the safer care pillar of work and include: 

  • Working with stakeholders including Cheshire  Merseyside 5YFV  leads,  NW Coast Strategic Clinical Network,  Local Authorities leads and CCG mental health leads to establish priority health care actions.
  • Convening an expert panel to critically assess the healthcare plan.
  • Call for healthcare evidence for Safer Suicide Accreditation. 
  • Support in establishing performance indicators and evaluation led by PHE of the No More Suicide Strategy. 


For further information:

Contact details

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Tel: 0151 666 5123