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.


Fixed Term: Full time, Job share will be considered
Duration: 12 months
Base: Sefton Council, People Directorate Magdalen House, Bootle, Merseyside L20 3NJ
Salary: Hay Grade 4, salary: £77,157 per annum

Sefton MBC is looking to recruit an outstanding Consultant in Public Health to support the Director of Public Health maintain the development of an ambitious and far reaching programme of work.

Public Health is positioned at the heart of the council, operating as a strategic function to support the councils response to the Covid Pandemic.  Public health is also crucial to delivering the Councils Public Sector Reform agenda, which places early intervention and prevention at its core. As this is a fixed term appointment, the post holder will be expected to start work and proceed at pace with great enthusiasm.  The exact portfolio will be negotiated with the successful candidate in light of current and emerging priorities and the knowledge and experience they bring.  However, it is clear that a focus will be supporting the Councils response to Covid and ensuring public health business continuity especially in the support of health care priorities.

Sefton is an area that stretches from Bootle in the south to Southport in the north. To the east lies the town of Maghull and the west is bordered by an award-winning coastline covering Crosby through to Formby and Ainsdale.

We also work on wider footprints where this is of benefit to improving the health of Sefton residents, and where it delivers more efficient, effective and cost-effective programmes. These footprints include the Liverpool City region, Cheshire and Merseyside and other specific Local Authorities in the North west.

Job Requirements:

A fundamental priority for Sefton Council and its partners is supporting local communities to improve their health and wellbeing and facilitating the elimination of health inequalities. 

Sefton Council is looking for a consultant in public health who has the credibility and skills to work across the whole system including local government, NHS, Voluntary, Community and Faith sector and directly with communities themselves and will fully understand how to maximise and harness the potential for health improvement opportunities. 

The post holder will lead on the following key areas: providing public health leadership in the Council wide response to the Covid pandemic.  This will include local testing and contact tracing.  They will also contribute the ongoing public health responsibilities relating to healthcare public health.  Specifically, the review of health checks and commissioning support to local CCGs. 

He/she will deputise for the Interim Director and support the team in specialist public health training and be able to provide expert advice on all health matters.

For informal discussion about the post, please contact, Margaret Jones, Director of Public Health on 0796 7158789

Closing Date: 20thDecember 2020

Interviews: late January 2021

Apply here

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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