Job Title: JSNA Researcher
Location: Hertford and/or Stevenage, with opportunities for flexible working
Salary Range: £35,745 pa progressing to £39,880 pa
Hours: 37 per week
The Public Health Evidence and Intelligence (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment) team is part of Hertfordshire County Council. In order to improve the health of our residents we need to understand their needs. The JSNA team provide internal and external stakeholders access to robust evidence to inform decision making related to health and its wider determinants. The JSNA sub-team undertakes assessments of the health and social care needs of the population to inform commissioning and strategy across the system. We utilise a range of evidence and skills to do this, including evidence review, stakeholder engagement, statistical analysis and gap analysis.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be a key member of a team committed to encouraging and enabling an evidence-based approach to improving the health of Hertfordshire residents. You will undertake day to day work on the JSNA production process including report writing, content creation and analysis. Applying knowledge of the needs assessment process and public health principles, ensuring the smooth running of JSNA projects and the quality of JSNA reports. Working with others in the team on dissemination of JSNA content, building relationships with commissioners and contributing to the development and delivery of relevant training for professional stakeholders.
A Master’s degree or equivalent work experience is required for this role. Experience will ideally be in one or a number of the following disciplines: Public Health, Epidemiology, Information analysis, or other relevant degree. You will be a highly motivated individual, committed to service excellence and confident working both on your own and within a team environment.
You will have a minimum of one year’s experience working as an assistant public health analyst/researcher/evaluation officer or equivalent and demonstrable recent experience of working with a broad range of public health datasets, data visualization, written/JSNA content.
You will have demonstrable recent experience of presenting both quantitative and qualitative public health information in high quality written reports and experience of working with limited supervision to achieve agreed objectives, making decisions on how they may be best achieved, while adhering to broad professional or organisational policies.
You will have experience of frequently using own initiative and ability to act independently in analysing and presenting information. With excellent interpersonal skills, and an energetic and proactive style, you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively with professional staff across the organisation and wider health and social care system, building strong relationships and translating complex analysis into actionable insights.
For an informal discussion of the role and interview process please contact Stephany Villanueva, Strategic Lead (JSNA), by emailing email@example.com or calling on 01992 588314, or Chantelle Cooke, Senior JSNA Researcher by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 01438 845063.
Closing date: 17 October 2021
Interview date: w.c. 1 November 2021