Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit this website and find out more about Public Health in Berkshire, and our innovative collaboration that creates the opportunity to promote better public health across our six local authority areas.

Public Health issues don’t stop at municipal borders, so whilst local work is imperative to drive improvements in health and tackle health inequalities, it also makes perfect sense to pool expertise and resources to have a greater lasting impact on wellbeing in Berkshire.

I believe this approach presents a really compelling career proposition: an attractive combination of greater collaboration and greater autonomy. It’s a model that offers real scope for accelerated career progression. As well as acting as the lead Public Health professional within your own authority you’ll also have the opportunity to take on specific county-wide initiatives. And as part of a wider professional cohort you’ll benefit from far greater peer support and a ready-made professional network. You can expect regular contact across the team as well as diarised monthly Consultant meetings. 

These roles offer an ideal career platform for ambitious Public Health professionals. A blend of professional and personal skills will be key to success. It’s essential that your technical and academic credentials are complemented by the ability to foster effective working relationships across your local authority, with officers, elected members, partners and stakeholders. You will need to combine an ability to inspire ambition and drive progress with skills to influence without direct authority in a complex and shifting environment. We work closely with NHS and other partners including two highly regarded integrated care systems and two CCGs. These are challenging and interesting roles, well placed to get the best in health and wellbeing for our residents in Berkshire.

I hope you find this website useful in informing your application. If you have any queries about the roles or the recruitment process I encourage you to contact Solace in Business who are supporting us or you can email me directly: tessa.lindfield@bracknell-forest.gov.uk 

Tessa Lindfield 
Strategic Director of Public Health for Berkshire

These roles offer an ideal career platform for ambitious Public Health professionals. A blend of professional and personal skills will be key to success.