Senior Behavioural Science Specialist

Job Title: Senior Behavioural Science Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Ipswich
Salary: £50,743 - £62,178 pro rata for part time
Reference: 812
Job Published: September 02, 2021 13:15

Job Description


Senior Behavioural Science Specialist

£50,743 - £62,178 pro rata

37 hours per week

Fixed term until end of March 2023.

Reference: 812

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile.

Making Improvement Happen...with Behavioural Science.

Suffolk has a strong reputation for delivering on behalf of our residents. We are a great place to work and live.

We are looking for a Senior Behavioural Science Specialist with a high level of knowledge and skill to set up and lead a new Behavioural Science team in the Public Health and Communities Directorate in Suffolk County Council. 

Your role

From behavioural insights on COVID-19, to behaviour change for vulnerable young people and adults, we are looking for an individual who can help us, and our residents, thrive and be safer, healthier and more sustainable. You will work with the Head of Health Improvement (Prevention and Health Behaviours) to provide strategic leadership and deliver a range of behaviourally informed interventions/programmes across the Public Health and Communities Directorate and over time inform strategic council objectives and priorities.

You will lead an innovative team working with council representatives and other partners to enhance work streams, systems, and outcomes that require a public health approach.

Please read the job description for details of the qualifications and skills required for this role. It is essential that you have significant experience in applying behavioural science approaches across a range of projects and populations.

Travelling requirements for your role

* Frequent Travel Desirable - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you may need to operate across a wide and rural area, so it would be beneficial for you to either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Lynda Bradford on (01473) 260062.

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions.

Closing date: 30 September 2021.

Interview date: 5 October 2021.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home.  If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.