ITT: Facilitation of a programme of workshops for Directors of Public Health

7 June 2019

This invitation to tender is open for application until 4 July 2019.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and responsive facilitator, who can demonstrate a track record of working with senior individuals.

The successful bidder will lead a series of workshops for Directors of Public Health, focused on system leadership. Being credible with a senior group of local authority leaders is essential but extensive public health knowledge is not a prerequisite

Bidders will need to facilitate learning by drawing on the experience of participating Directors of Public Health and external experts.

The Health Foundation wants to support Directors of Public Health to have impact, as system leaders, on the wider determinants of health.

The return of public health responsibilities to local government has created new opportunities for Directors of Public Health to influence a range of factors that impact on local people’s health. In order to make the most of this opportunity there is a need to understand other perspectives across the system and develop new narratives to make the case for approaches that can improve health.

Through a series of workshops, this programme will give Directors of Public Health greater knowledge and insight into policy areas across their local system, tools and techniques for more effective influence, and allow them to reflect on how best to frame arguments about the wider determinants of health. The learning from the programme will also be shared with the wider public health and local government community. The Health Foundation will support this change by committing resources, helping shape the programme and attracting external experts to support participants.

How to apply

1. Supporting information

Please read the Invitation to Tender in full before completing the online response form. This document sets out in detail the structure of the programme and its background.

2. Response form

All responses must be completed and submitted via our online system AIMS.

You will need to register on AIMS before you can complete the online response form. It is important that you register as your organisation rather than as an individual. Please include the contact details for the person you wish to be the primary contact for your response.

Please note:

  • Box 2.4: The duration is already set at 21 days’ work, so applicants should enter ‘N/A’.
  • Box 2.5: Please select country: England and region: London
  • Box 2.6: Please do not complete this box.

Full guidance on accessing, completing and submitting your response via AIMS can be found in the Applicant’s user guide. We recommend that you keep a copy of this manual to hand to refer to while you complete your response.

3. Deadlines

The deadline for online responses is 17.30 on Thursday 4 July 2019. We will not accept late submissions.

Shortlisted organisations will need to be available to attend an interview during week commencing 15 July at the Health Foundation, 90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA. 

If you have any queries about the programme or response process, email Daniel Knag,Team Administrator for the Healthy Lives team, at

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