Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the post of Deputy Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council. This is both an exciting and challenging time to be joining a progressive and ambitious Council, particularly considering the challenges of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and protecting the health of our residents.

Our vision is for a healthy and happy Hertfordshire: everyone in Hertfordshire is born as healthy as possible, and lives a full, healthy and happy life. A reduction in health inequalities and the prevention of avoidable ill-health are key priorities, along with the integration of health and social care.

We are looking for a leader who can bring innovation, pace and an engaging style that empowers colleagues to deliver. Working in a political environment, you will be skilled in operating with a range of stakeholders including NHS and district and borough council colleagues, Local Councillors, commissioned service providers, and the voluntary sector.

In return, we offer a competitive benefits package, together with a challenging and rewarding role that provides scope to be innovative and make a significant contribution to the leadership of the County Council and across the county of Hertfordshire.

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the ability and track record to deliver our aspirations, we would be delighted to receive your application. For a confidential and informal discussion about this opportunity please contact me on 01992 556884 (PA - Marion Mansfield)

Yours sincerely

Jim McManus
Director for Public Health