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Behavioural Scientists

  • Employer: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: WMBC/22/198924
  • Published: Tue 07/06/2022, 9:56 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38,553 to £43,570 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall

Description

Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity to join a brand-new talented unit that will be at the heart of the change agenda for Walsall Council. 

Your enthusiasm for bringing behavioural science expertise to support an intelligence led approach to Council priorities will be a real asset.  The impact you will have on policy and programmes and service design to support delivery of our Council Plan and borough ambitions is a real selling point of this role.

These roles provide the opportunity to be part of a newly formed Hub that works across the Council on key strategic programmes including developing a borough wide plan to 2040, Levelling Up, and enabling us to become a Wellbeing Council. This is a role that provides a good platform upon which to build a career in local government and gives the successful candidates an opportunity to create innovative solutions to behavioural challenges working at the heart of the Council.

You will have an aptitude for thinking strategically about the Council’s work and the way it is delivered and will be responsible for ensuring behavioural insights and human psychology are fundamental elements of any intervention design, and to champion and disseminate evidence -based research and evaluation practices. Our ideal candidates will have experience in the following areas: • population level behavioural change • research methods • conducting evaluations • behaviour change communications.

You will receive a salary in the rage of £38,553 to £43,570 per annum plus generous annual and flexitime leave.  We will be committed to your professional development, and we can assure you that further opportunities to develop your career will be aplenty.  Developing your skills will be as important to us as it is to you.  For further reasons to join us please visit: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/employee-benefits

Can you bring energy and enthusiasm to the development of the Council’s intelligent led approach? If so, then we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Dr Karen Griffiths, Head of Policy & Strategy, 01922 653831.

Recruitment process

Following shortlisting, the selection process will comprise of a test linked to the skills and abilities key to the role and an interview. We anticipate that interviews will take place on or around week commencing 18th July 2022, though full details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates after the closing date of the job advert.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Closing date for applications: 3rd July 2022

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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  • Employer: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: WMBC/22/198924
  • Published: Tue 07/06/2022, 9:56 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38,553 to £43,570 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall

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