Behavioural Science Specialist
Salary £47,391 per annum
The post is offered as a fixed term contract until March 2023.
Taunton, TA1 4DY
A bit about us
We are establishing a Behaviour Change Unit in Somerset and seek a talented person to help us embed behavioural science approaches in our services, initially with a focus on the response and recovery to Covid-19. The post is offered as a fixed term contract until March 2023.
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. 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
Working with two practitioners, you will lead and drive the application of behavioural science in Somerset. You will be a highly skilled and experienced behavioural science specialist, with significant experience of designing and delivering behaviour change programmes, ideally in or for the public sector. Initially you will be focused on Covid response and recovery focused projects for public health, as well as work to enable other parts of the council to develop and embed behavioural science approaches in their work. We are open to secondment, for example from universities. Please obtain agreement from your employer before applying with this option in mind.
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=2264
Closing date: 30 th June 2021. Interview date: 8th July 2021