Behavioural Science Practitioner
Salary: £30,451 - £34,728 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Taunton, TA1 4DY
A bit about us
We are establishing a Behaviour Change Unit in Somerset and seek talented people to help us embed behavioural science approaches in our services, initially with a focus on the response and recovery to Covid-19. Health inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic. How do we support our communities to recover most effectively, be it in education, business, transport or health improvement? Beyond Covid, we face major challenges such as the climate crisis. Come and help us with these challenges and others. In addition to this permanent position, we are also advertising a fixed term contract. While initially funded until March 2023, we wish to see the unit become indispensable within this time frame by demonstrating its value to the council and community.
Here is what you can expect to be doing: You will assist the specialist in the delivery of behaviour change programmes. Initially focused on Covid response and recovery, there will be opportunities to work with other council services on behaviour change programmes, for example around climate change and transport modal shift.
A few things about you
You will have highly developed skills in the appraisal of evidence to inform intervention development, alongside experience of designing and delivering behaviour change programmes, ideally in or for the public sector.
If this role is customer-facing you will need to speak fluent English.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Stewart Brock, Public Health Specialist on 07788 350813 or 01823 357235.
Apply online: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/job- search/job/?jobId=2263
Closing date: 30 th June 2021
Interview date: 23 July 2021