Regional vacancies

Public Health Consultant / Senior Public Health Fellow
Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University

Closing Date: 21 September 2023

Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University are looking to appoint a talented Consultant in Public Health and Senior Public Health Fellow, who will work to improve the wellbeing and health of the people of Newcastle, with lead responsibility for research and development in the Health Determinants Research Collaboration, working jointly in academic and service roles. The post-holder will have a key role in embedding a culture of co-creation and translating research and evidence into public health practice in the context of the wider determinants of health. There is the exciting prospect of shaping both national policy, and local policy and practice.

This is a permanent post shared between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University Population Health Sciences Institute. As a key public health leader for the city, they are looking for a candidate who is dynamic, focused, and skilled, and capable of driving projects at a pace necessary to deliver the major changes needed in prevention and system efficiency in the coming years.

This new post is a significant opportunity for a talented enthusiastic Senior Public Health Fellow and Consultant in Public Health to join a large, ambitious public health department and leading centre of public health research at the Institute of Population Health Sciences at Newcastle University.

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Head of Knowledge and Innovation

NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaboration South Tees
Employed by Middlesbrough Council, working in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Teesside University

Closing date: 22 September 2023

Middlesbrough Council with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Teesside University has secured over £5 million funding from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) to establish a Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC). We need a new team of enthusiastic professionals to support this.

Working with the rest of the HDRC team, the Head of Knowledge and Innovation will be the strategic lead that enables the development of the HDRC, leading to research infrastructure and activity becoming embedded in the foundations and culture in Middlesbrough Council and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

The post holder will lead the development of the HDRC in South Tees via the creation of a research development strategy which is effective and sustainable long term. To enable effective development of the HDRC and the delivery of the research strategy, the post holder will lead the team to develop the systems and processes to enable the organisation to successfully bid for and deliver quality research that meets the requirements of the relevant regulations, legislation and guidelines that inform research; builds our understanding of the missions as described in the business case and supports the development of evidence-based policy.

As the Head of Service, the post holder will be expected to manage multiple and changing demands, HDRC budget/resources and other research income and to meet tight NIHR and internal reporting deadlines.

Given the novelty and uniqueness of the roles, we are excited to welcome applicants from a diverse field and backgrounds – the strength of the HDRC team will come from a varied blend of skills and experiences.

The South Tees HDRC is one of 13 that the NIHR has funded in 2022 and 2023 with more coming online in future years, requiring the team collaborate locally and nationally.

The HDRC posts are fixed term for an initial period to the 30th September 2028.

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Health Literacy Research Assistant
University of Sunderland

Closing date: 22 September 2023

University of Sunderland are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Research Assistant to join our interdisciplinary research project focused on health literacy. This pilot project aims to investigate the impact of changing the reading age of healthcare materials, within 2 specialities in South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust, on reducing inequalities in healthcare access, engagement, and patient experience. By employing a mixed-methods approach, this will hopefully gather valuable insights and develop effective strategies to promote equitable healthcare outcomes by reducing health literacy related inequalities. The findings of this study will inform wider interventions across hospital trusts.

This is a full-time position for a period of 6 months, with the possibility of extension for future projects based on funding availability. 3 days will be working in Sunderland University School of Medicine and 2 days will be working in the STSFT.

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