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Welcome to Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Stoke-on-Trent is a fantastic place to live, work and visit, and is on a positive journey with a rapidly growing economy, creating new jobs and delivering regeneration.  It is a city of kindness, where care for one another runs deep, with a strong sense of civic pride and absolute commitment to delivering the best outcomes for our residents.

We want you to consider joining Team Stoke!


Introduction to Stoke-on-Trent City Council, from City Director Jon Rouse

Jon Rouse


This is an exciting time for Stoke-on-Trent, where we have the opportunity to build our Public Health team by recruiting three permanent Public Health Consultants. And there couldn’t be a better Council to join because we put Public Health at the heart of all we do, with our overall strategic mission being to improve personal and community wellbeing. We look to achieve this by forging and strengthening vital partnerships across the public, voluntary and commercial sectors, and finding new ways of working with local communities and equipping them with the ability to make more of the decisions which shape their places and daily lives. These roles require unique and experienced individuals with the skills to help drive forward our goals and deliver our public health-led approach to develop outstanding services and improve lives.

We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. In the last five years, we have grown economically, with the creation of many new jobs and businesses, and we are ahead of the game in the provision of digital infrastructure. We are determined that all of our residents and communities should share in the benefits of our city’s continuing economic expansion.

These roles offer a unique opportunity to develop professionally, lead the regulatory and operational functions of public health services, and support our Corporate Strategic Plan; Our City, Our Wellbeing, which sets out our vision and priorities for Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the wider city. The strategic plan has been shaped by the political ambition of the City Council’s leadership, as well as the values and aims of the organisation.

Through our vision we are committed to making Stoke-on-Trent a place that all residents can feel safe, supported and proud of. We have already made a fantastic start through our strong partner relationships with colleagues in the NHS and third sector, and through several powerful recent initiatives, we have brought organisations and community groups together to provide welcoming spaces, financial, mental health and food support. That said, we recognise that there is still much more to do and that is where you can be part of our journey!

We are looking for experienced candidates with a passion for developing high quality wellbeing and public health support services, working with colleagues and external partners to have a positive impact. We are looking for someone with a strong background in health, wellbeing and the public health system. We need someone to develop, implement and deliver strategies, policies, plans and programmes to protect and improve the health of the local population, improve access to services and to lead the operational and regulatory functions and services that protect and improve health and wellbeing.

We wish to create a holistic approach - combining health and wellbeing with our city’s culture, ensuring that public health and wellbeing is an integral part of our offerings; like our museums and libraries. Our priority is to proactively address health inequalities and the wider determinants recognised by the City Council. As a Consultant of Public Health, you will be at the heart of this, providing expert public health and leadership.

As a senior officer, you will provide confident, visible, strategic and values led leadership and direction for the Directorate. To be successful in this role you will develop highly effective services that have prevention and early intervention rooted at their core. You will be the principal clinical adviser on all health matters across the City Council, leading and contributing to the development of strategies that improve both health and wellbeing in Stoke-on-Trent. You will demonstrate effective political awareness and possess exceptional leadership qualities with the aptitude to promote a culture of close collaboration, working strategically in a complex system. Finally, you will need to bring not only a strong track record in Public Health delivery, but also the ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships, with a wide range of stakeholders, to ensure positive outcomes for residents.


Who are we looking for?

We have an excellent senior leadership team, with senior members and officers working tirelessly on behalf of our residents. We need strong leaders who are not afraid of a serious challenge and who have the drive, innovation, creativity and passion to see it through. We need leaders who can support the transformation and delivery of improvements to our offer as a city. We need leaders who can motivate our teams, giving them clarity of direction and purpose, and the tools to do their job.

As team players you will join our supportive senior leadership team, where close working with Members and colleagues is essential. We are looking for a One Team approach in the design and delivery of services that are well governed, efficient and fit for purpose, whilst fulfilling the requirements to support and implement the council’s budget strategy.

We are committed to making Stoke-on-Trent a place that all residents can feel safe, supported and proud of, and we want you to be part of this journey! So, do you want to make a difference and work for an ambitious local authority that puts the residents at the forefront of everything it does? Do you want to help lead and shape our services for our residents? If so, then we want to hear from you.

Our City, Our Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2024-2028

In our new Our City, Our Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2024-2028, we set out our strategic vision and priorities for Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the wider city. It is as much a corporate plan for the council’s directorates and teams as it is a strategic blueprint for improving Stoke-on-Trent as a city through creating shared wealth and reducing inequality.


Our priorities 

To achieve our vision, the strategy proposes to organise our plans against seven themes, each of which will contribute to improved community wellbeing; 


1. Healthier - Creating a healthier standard of living for all our citizens 

2. Wealthier - Reducing hardship and enabling greater shared prosperity 

3. Safer - Building empowered communities, safe from the threat of harm 

4. Greener - Conserving our environment and living more sustainably 

5. Cleaner - Working together to clean up our city and our communities 

6. Fairer- Tackling inequality and improving life chances for everyone 

7. Skilled – Providing opportunities for people to improve their skills and education 



You can find a full copy of the strategy here.