Head Of Health Inequalities

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Head Of Health Inequalities
Interim Position

Brent 5244297

Posted: 5th February 2024 17:29
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  • Pay Rate:

    £45.76 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    40 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Interim Head Of Health Inequalities

Reference no: Brent 5244297

Pay Rate: £45.76 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 40 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Leading the strategic development of Brent Integrated Care Partnership’s health inequalities programme to address health inequalities; working in partnership across the Council, the NHS, including primary care, the voluntary and community sector and local communities;

Take the lead for key partnership agendas, boards and projects working with internal and external key partners including customers, carers,voluntary and community sector and statutory partners to build strong relationships which contribute to the delivery of the Council and Brent ICP objectives, and ensure the reputation of the Council and Brent ICP both within Brent and within NWL.

Work with NWL Integarted Care System in order to identify and realise opportunities to progress action to address health inequalities within Brent

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within the integrated and partnership team across council, and make a proactive contribution delivering corporate objectives to tackle Health Inequalities
  • Lead and manage a portfolio of customer focused services in alignment with both corporate and departmental aims and priorities.
  • Provide leadership and management to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery. This will include managing the effective use of resources and staff, and providing leadership, expert guidance and support to the team managers and staff teams within your service area.
  • Work closely with the ICP Managing Director to support effective working relationships with relevant portfolio holders in the council, and Voluntary sector
  • Support and develop partnership working, including acting as an effective ambassador and advocate with external organisations and across the wider Council. This will include acting as the departmental lead for key partnerships and board, such as Health Inequalities and Vaccination Executive.
  • Direct line management responsibility for the Brent Health Matters team
  • Operational management of Brent Health Matters, reporting into the Health Inequalities Executive of the Brent Integrated Care Partnership; working with local stakeholders and communities to identify key areas of concern, developing and implementing strategies to address inequalities montoring progress and outcomes
  • Lead and model a culture of collaborative working, focussed on holistic services that deliver good outcomes for the people of Brent, developing and modelling new ways of working including new models of co-production, contributing to the development of the evidence base on addressing health inequalities and ensuring the impact of this work is evidenced.
  • As appropriate, and particularly where cross organisational leadership and facilitation is required, take on leadership roles which across the Brent Integrated care partnership (ICP), such as the Better Care Fund
  • Responsible for the overview working of Brent Health Matters Team, ensuring proactive engagement with communities, primary care, ensuring the team is delivering on key priorities in tackling Health Inequalities across Brent.

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • A relevant social/health care/ public health qualification e.g. Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and evidence of current registration with appropriate registering body is desirable for this post but not essential
  • Evidence of a relevant management qualification or sufficient level of management training commensurate with this level of post


  • An in depth understanding of the social determinants of health and the causes of health inequalities


  • Business planning experience and the ability to create a properly resourced strategic plan that delivers departmental priorities within the available budget.
  • Successful experience of working in partnership across key agencies and organisations providing leadership and working as a key team player.
  • Track record of achievement at a senior leadership level in a similarly large and complex organisation including evidence of:
    • Senior management and leadership experience of operational services in a large complex social care, health or other relevant setting, ensuring the highest quality of service and quality outcomes for the people we serve.
    • Managing services through a Section 75 agreement, or managing integrated services.
    • Working with diverse communities: facilitating and enabling communities (including marginalised communities and individuals) to articulate their health and care needs and co-producing solutions to address health inequalities
    • Piloting and innovating with partners including residents interventions to address health inequalities, measuring impact and revising the interventions as necessary
    • Managing demands and pressures on the service and working to tight deadlines.
    • Successful management of significant budgets and resources.
    • Successful management of significant organisational change including culture change, change management programmes and project management, including the development of a performance management culture in operational services.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong Leadership and management skills including people, performance and budget management. Shows resilience and drive, including the ability to cope in times of crisis.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, influencing and analytical skills (analysing demand, priorities, trends and predicting future customer needs) in order to solve problems.
  • Evidence of analytical skills, report writing and lateral thinking skills required for this level of post
  • Able to design, develop and implement solutions, both internally and with partners and residents with a clear focus on evidencing the difference this makes to the service and customers.
  • Ability to develop and lead on strategic policy areas and change.


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Head Of Health Inequalities
Client Category: Local Authority

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