Public Health England - Behavioural Insights Researcher

Job Reference: 919-EC-17707126-EXT

Employer:Public Health England

Location:London, Skipton House

Salary:£37,454 - £45,769pa inc

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 organisation 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 Behavioiural 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 indididual 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.

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