Deputy Head of Programme



Closing Date:

02 Oct 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO8

Salary: £55980 – £59262 per annum

2-Year Fixed-term contract

Full Time, 36 Hours per week


Closing Date: Sunday 2nd October

Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 3rd October

Interview Date: Week commencing 10th October

About the Role

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) London supports Directors of Public Health (DsPH) in London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London to improve and protect the health of their local populations and reduce health inequalities. We’ve built a vibrant, sector-leading partnership with high levels of trust and buy-in. We work closely with our partners, including London Councils, OHID London, NHS England, and the Greater London Authority.

The Deputy Head of Programme will support the Head of Programme with the strategic and operational leadership for the ADPHL programme, to ensure it maintains and builds its excellent reputation as an influential regional professional body within the London system.

You will be responsible for ADPHL’s extensive portfolio of shared programmes that support local boroughs to improve outcomes for their diverse communities and respond to the challenges facing public services.

This is a fast-paced and stretching role, where you will apply programme design and delivery, monitoring and evaluation, partnership working, resource management, policy and strategy, collaborative team working, and communication skills. The role offers an excellent opportunity to develop your personal profile and build strong professional networks.

You will join a small and dynamic matrix team, employed by Haringey Council, funded by all London authorities. The role is hybrid both working at home and within the office.

About You

We are looking for a motivated, professional and experienced public sector manager, with a track record of developing and delivering multi-agency collaborative programmes, in a fast-paced and complex environment.

A background in public health is essential; you will bring strategic and political awareness, with an eye for improvement and efficiency, in order to inform our work and capitalise on opportunities.

A proactive and dynamic approach, you will be able to navigate and oversee the fast pace and evolving programme.

A natural collaborator, you will be able to influence at all levels, spot strategic connections, and be a supportive team player.

A strong communicator, you will be able to effortlessly communicate and manage the various stakeholder and senior stakeholder relations.

To be successful you will need to bring personal resilience and flexibility and be comfortable with regularly working independently.


We offer a local authority pension and a healthy work-life balance with flexible working hours, generous annual leave, and an interest free travel loan.

We are committed to our employees and offer many opportunities for professional development. This includes training, shadowing and mentoring. You will be part of a wide professional network, across London and the UK.


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