Sunderland City Council

Executive Director of Public Health and Integrated Commissioning

£105,361 - £125,042 (with the potential for a market supplement)

This is an exciting time for Sunderland. Our City Plan sets out a clear vision and priorities up to 2030. By then Sunderland will be a connected, international city with opportunities for all. 

Our aspirations for Sunderland, focus on sustainability, health and wellbeing, social inclusion and prosperity, the ongoing regeneration of the city centre and neighbourhoods, better connectivity, an enhanced cultural offer and improved employment and skills opportunities for residents. We aim to create a dynamic, healthy and vibrant city which helps to ensure we serve our communities and residents to the highest standards possible.

Reporting to our Chief Executive, this exciting new post is a joint venture between Sunderland City Council and NHS Sunderland CCG to progress the City’s public health priorities and to deliver a joint integrated commissioning function. Leading our drive to become a Healthy City by 2030 you will ensure that all our residents have access to the same life chances and opportunities, enabling them to live healthier, longer, independent lives.

You’ll provide strong, visible, transformational and system leadership to drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of the residents of Sunderland, reducing inequalities in health outcomes, and working in collaboration with PHE, to protect local communities from threats to their health through infectious diseases, environmental and other public health hazards. You’ll also develop and implement innovative joint, integrated commissioning arrangements and service delivery across the NHS, clinical commissioning groups and the Local Authority to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

If you share our ambition and are excited by this unique opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of 300,000 people, then we would like to hear from you. It’s important that you are a registered GMC, GDC or UK PHR public health specialist with significant experience in all areas of public health practice.

To find out more about this exciting and innovative new role, please contact our retained consultant at Penna: Nick Raper on 07715 690463 for a confidential conversation, or visit for further information.

Closing Date: Monday 16th March 2020

Final interview/AAC: Week Commencing 30th March 2020