Director of Education, Standards & Advocacy – UK Faculty of Public Health

Introduction to the role

The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is committed to improving and protecting people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Our vision is for better health for all, where people are able to achieve their fullest potential for a healthy, fulfilling life through a fair and equitable society. We work to promote understanding and to drive improvements in public health policy and practice.

As the leading professional body for public health specialists in the UK, our members are trained to the highest possible standards of public health competence and practice – as set by FPH. With around 4,000 members based in the UK and internationally, we work to develop knowledge and understanding, and to promote excellence in the field of public health. For almost 50 years we have been at the forefront of developing and expanding the public health workforce and profession. The
President, Officers and Trustees lead the work of the FPH and they are committed to employing a Staff group who work in partnership with them.

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our successful team, to manage and lead FPH activities relating to our charitable objects in respect of education, standards and advocacy.  The successful applicant must have a proven track record of undertaking senior management activities and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Producing work accurately and to a high standard is also vital in this role. FPH has a small staff team, so alongside the senior responsibilities of the role, the successful candidate must also be prepared to be hands-on in the operational delivery of the organisation’s work. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to a supportive team environment and be flexible in their approach to changing priorities and deadlines.

FPH also has a growing membership body who are active participants in developing and delivering our work, so the successful candidate will have experience of partnership working and network development as well as the experience and ability to implement strategy plans in relation to policy, educational and professional standards activities. They will be required to work closely with senior Trustees in order to deliver the strategic objectives determined by them and the FPH Board.  This role represents an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to make a significant impact to the organisation and its members who strive to improve the public’s health at a time of significant change and challenge.

To apply, please email your CV along with a covering letter (no more than 750 words) to

For an informal discussion about the role email

Closing date: 22 March 2019
Shortlisting: w/c 25 March 2019
Interviews: 8 April 2019

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