Public Health in Camden and Islington provide a unique shared service that forms a key part of both Councils, and is leading the way in improving the health and wellbeing of both boroughs’ populations and reducing health inequalities.

We are seeking to appoint for two dynamic and innovative public health strategists to join our successful team on a fixed term (18 months) basis. These are cross cutting strategic roles which will provide wide range of opportunities for developing your public health career further.

Based in two of the most diverse boroughs in London, with significant areas of deprivation, we have been working across both organisations and with health and other partners over a number of years to reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes. Since February, the key priority for the public health team has been the local response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and this is likely to continue to be a significant area of work for the time being.

In this role, you will mainly support the local developments and response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Camden and Islington, but will also have a major input into strategies that further shape and strengthen the public health services and support both Council’s ambition to build healthier, and more resilient communities.

These posts will support the equitable, and evidence-based delivery of Local Government, NHS and other services to people in the boroughs of Camden and Islington to promote better health and wellbeing and to reduce health inequalities. You will bring a range of public health competencies to the department. You should be able to demonstrate: a suitable postgraduate qualification in public health or equivalent; strong track record in developing, delivering and evaluating public health programmes, including experience of meaningful resident engagement; have strong communication, negotiating and project management skills; and good understanding of the public health statutory responsibilities of the local authority in relation to health improvement.

Closing date: Sunday 1 November 2020 at 23:59

Proposed Interview date: Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 November 2020

For an informal discussion on this post please liaise with Helen Asquith on 07779 012 880, or email:

We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against structural racism.

Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.

Islington Council is also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible.

Islington also operates random drug or alcohol testing for safety critical roles or for where there may be just cause.

To apply for this position please use the online application process below. Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the.