Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in this key new appointment. I hope the information contained on this microsite will encourage you to apply to be our Executive Director of Public Health and Integrated Commissioning, and if you do, I wish you well in your application.

Sunderland is a resurgent City. Our City Plan sets out a clear vision and our priorities for the next 10 years.

By 2030 Sunderland will be a connected, international city with opportunities for all.

The City's aspirations for Sunderland, focus on sustainability, health and wellbeing, social inclusion and prosperity. Within the plan exciting developments will continue to take place over the next few years; including the ongoing regeneration of the city centre and neighborhoods, better connectivity, an enhanced cultural offer and improved employment and skills opportunities for residents. The plan sets out our vision, values and priorities to create a dynamic, healthy and vibrant city which helps to ensure we serve our communities and residents to the highest standards possible.

By 2030 our Healthy City will have:

  • Access to the same opportunities and life chances
  • More people living healthier longer lives
  • People enjoying independent lives
  • A cleaner, more attractive city and neighborhoods
  • A city with great transport and travel links

We have introduced a new directorate and senior management structure and begun the process of reshaping and refocusing services to support the delivery of the plan to meet the needs of the city and its residents.

The new post of Executive Director of Public Health and Integrated Commissioning is a joint venture between Sunderland City Council and NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group to provide strong, transformational system leadership to drive forward and deliver the City’s public health priorities and joint, integrated commissioning arrangements.

At Sunderland City Council, people are at the centre of everything we do, whether they are residents, employees, partners, or visitors. If you feel you are an exceptional person who has the leadership skills, strengths and values we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Melia
Chief Executive