Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)

Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)

Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)

Hosted by UK Health Forum


JOB TITLE:Engagement Development Manager


SALARY:£32,000 - £33,500

HOURS:Full time

CONTRACT:Permanent with probationary period


The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation hosted by the UK Health Forum, funded by subscription and a company limited by guarantee aiming for charitable status. It exists to maximise the impact of Directors of Public Health as leaders for the improvement and protection of the health and well-being of the population. For further information go to:

Job Purpose

Develop membership and stakeholder engagement

Manage the ADPH work programmesupporting Directors of Public Health (DsPH)

Supervise and direct Project Managers and Administrators as required

Key relationships

ADPH President, Honorary officers and relevant policy groups

ADPH Network leads and co-ordinators

Directors of Public Health across the UK

Accountability and reporting

Accountable to the ADPH President and Honorary Officers through the Chief Executive

Principle responsibilities


  • Maintain the ADPH database of members and stakeholders and ensure it is valid, comprehensive, and fit for purpose
  • Develop annual Communications and Events Plan and direct and manage its delivery by Project Managers and Administrators
  • Develop ADPH communication and marketing products
  • Take overall lead for the programme of regional events and national conferences, workshops Masterclasses etc., including evaluation, and ensuring outputs and feedback are captured and inform future work
  • Undertake surveys and other research across the membership as required to ensure membership input and ownership of outputs
  • Explore potential for external grants and sponsorship of events taking account of the ADPH sponsorship policy
  • Develop and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with potential external partners in order to add value to ADPH work and avoid duplication

Supporting DsPH

  • Gain an understandingof the role of the DPH and their teamin order to provide support for the development of professional practice
  • Develop and manage appropriate support for ADPH Networks
  • Develop and manage national support for regional sector-led improvement
  • Gain a strong understanding of PH system issues and co-ordinate ADPH input to initiatives eg workforce, funding, structures etc


  • Manage programme budgets and resources efficiently and effectively
  • Supervise and direct Project Managers and Administrators to ensure delivery with consideration of skills, experience and balanced workload
  • Undertake a project management role for other initiatives as required


  • Continually develop knowledge and skills in relation to Public Health
  • Uphold the values and objects of the Association at all times
  • Hold to the core public health values: equity; empowerment; fairness; inclusiveness; effectiveness; evidence-base
  • Act according to Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership with respect for all others and the environment

This job description will be reviewed not less than annually as part of the appraisal process.

JD Engagement Development ManagerApril 2015

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