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Deputy Head of Research and Evaluation

Band 8b

Main area
Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£52,306 to £60,983 per annum
11/12/2019 23:59
Interview date

Welcome to Public Health Wales the national public health agency in Wales. We exist to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for people in Wales.

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Are you a leader in public health research? Do you inspire and support others to get involved in research and evaluation activities? Do you want to generate the evidence needed to inform local and national decision making? If yes, then join our Research and Evaluation Division within Public Health Wales as the Deputy Head of Research and Evaluation.  This is a new and exciting opportunity to make a difference, within a supportive policy and practice context for health with the Well-being of future Generations Act and A Healthier Wales.

As the Deputy Head of Research and Evaluation, you will provide the strategic leadership to drive forwards the implementation of the organisation’s Research and Evaluation Strategy. In this role, you will be identifying and fostering strategic partnerships with national and international organisations to strengthen public health research and evaluation in the NHS. You will lead the development of a multi-disciplinary team exploring the associations between health and wider societal factors, drawing on health and non-health data assets across Wales, supporting the evaluation of Public Health Wales programmes and addressing gaps in our knowledge to improve population health.

You will draw on your exceptional quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, proven leadership, and excellent stakeholder engagement skills to build effective partnerships across academia and others, to deliver highly impactful research and evaluation programmes. This is an excellent opportunity to lead, support and deliver research and evaluation to make a difference to the health of people in Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.



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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alisha Davies
Tel: 02920 104448

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