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Knowledge Exchange Officer

Job Reference: 028-AC002-0119

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Population Health
Capital Quarter 2, Cardiff
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum pro rata

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An exiting opportunity has arisen for a new Knowledge Transfer Officer to join the Policy, Research and International Development Directorate. The Knowledge Exchange (KE) Officer’s role is to ensure knowledge and discoveries from the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR) are translated and transferred into practice for the benefit of public health and are available for policy development in Wales. The KE Officer will work to maximise the relevance and impact of NCPHWR research and provide support in other areas of Public Health research translation. The post will involve working with key users of research evidence in order to support them to access and use research evidence effectively as well as encouraging them to collaborate with NCPHWR academics on new research funding bids. These collaborations help to secure the future of research in Wales.


The post holder will work to ensure that “pipeline product information” will be available to policy makers, ensuring that they are up to date on the most recent public health research under development. The role will involve providing intelligence on research needed to inform health policy for Wales and engaging with research funders in order to ensure that they are well informed of the research priorities of policy makers and practitioners in Wales


This is an advanced role that requires the post holder to provide support within, as well as beyond Public Health Wales, to facilitate the development of closer alignment between research, policy and practice.


The KE Officer will work closely and in collaboration with the Communication and Public engagement team within the NCPHWR. They will also work closely with key stakeholders including Children in Wales, policy leads in Welsh Government, Local Authorities and NHS Local Health Boards.


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


Closing Date: 21st January 2019
Interview Date: 1st February 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alisha Davies / 02920104463

Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website

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