The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is a Charity and Company Limited by guarantee and is the representative body for Directors of Public Health (DPH) in the UK.

It seeks to improve and protect the health of the population through collating and presenting the views of DsPH; advising on public health policy and legislation at a local, regional, national and international level; facilitating a support network for DsPH; and providing opportunities for DsPH to develop professional practice.

The Association has a rich heritage, its origins dating back more than 160 years. It is a collaborative organisation working in partnership with others to maximise the voice for public health. 

We are now looking to employ an additional staff member to the full-time, permanent position of  Project Administrator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration, delivery and evaluation of the Association’s events, including membership workshops and masterclasses, and arranging and minuting meetings with members and key stakeholders, all to tight deadlines. They will therefore be required to be pro-active, with exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills, a keen attention to detail, and have experience of working independently in an administrative role. As current conditions dictate that the majority of these events and meetings are carried out remotely, candidates must be able to illustrate an understanding of the challenges involved in administering webinars and online meetings, and provide examples of experience in meeting these.

The role’s responsibilities will also include the preparation and dissemination of the Association’s newsletters and induction of new members and as such will require the accurate maintenance of records and regular correspondence both internally across the teams and externally with members. Candidates are therefore required to have a strong background in Microsoft Office and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills. To this end all candidates are asked to provide a covering letter, in addition to a CV when applying, detailing their suitability for the role.

Working across the organisation’s Policy, Membership Engagement and Communications teams, the role will serve as an excellent introduction to the work of the Association and its members, and the wider role of Public Health in society. Consequently, both candidate and Association will benefit from an enthusiasm for professional development, flexibility and a willingness to learn.

Our staff are all working remotely at present and help in meeting the challenges of this situation, in particular those specific to starting in a new role, will be provided by a supportive and committed team. Interviews will be carried out online so candidates selected for these must have a reliable and secure internet connection.

To apply, please send your current CV, together with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to Mark.Hamblett@adph.org.uk by midnight on Tuesday 11th May.