Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Behavioural Insights Researcher Public Health England

Please see details below of a post as behavioural insights research at Public Health England (via Anna Sallis).

Job Reference Number:      919-EC-17707126-EXT
Job title:                                 Behavioural Insights Researcher
Employer:                               Public Health England
Department:                          Behavioural Insights Team
Locations:                              London, Skipton House
Salary:                                   £37,454 - £45,769pa inc
Hours:                                   37.5
Job Type                                Fixed-term contract to end March 2016

Closing Date:                        3 June 2015

Interview Date:                    10 June 2015

Public Health England

Public Health England provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health.  Its ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills.  Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health, which started on 1 April 2013. We are a distinct delivery organization with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

Overview of role and projects
As a Behavioural Insights Researcher you will be responsible for delivering key projects testing the application of behavioural insights, primarily to increase the uptake of NHS Health Checks. These will be developed and delivered in partnership with local authorities and other service providers.

Essential skills and interests
Applications are welcomed from individuals who have experience of working on collaborative experimental research (ideally randomised controlled trials). A good understanding of the behavioural science literature and how it can be applied demonstrated through prior work experience in this area is required. We are looking for an individual with a passion for behavioural insights who can demonstrate this through commitment to delivering high quality, timely and impactful projects.
Excellent written communication skills are required for scientific publication.

For further information / an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Tim Chadborn, Behavioural Insights Lead Researcher,  on 020 7654 8160
Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

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