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Health Economist

Public Health Wales

Location: Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham, Hybrid
Salary: £44,398 to £50,807
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024

We are Public Health Wales – the national public health organisation for Wales. Our purpose is ‘working together for a healthier Wales'. We exist to help all people in Wales live longer, healthier lives. With our partners, we aim to increase healthy life expectancy, improve health and well-being, and reduce inequalities for everyone in Wales, now and for future generations.

Together, our teams work to prevent disease, protect health, and provide leadership, specialist services and public health expertise. We are the main source of public health information, research and innovation in Wales.  Never more has public health been so important as we come through the Coronavirus pandemic, face the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis and tackle and prevent the harmful effects of climate change.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

Purpose of the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Health Economist to join the Policy and International Health World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre (CC) on Investment for Health and Well-being Directorate in Public Health Wales responsible for delivering innovative platforms, research and tools supporting population health, wellbeing and equity. The post holder will provide advice and leadership on the design and analysis of complex public health data and economics programmes and projects.

In return, we offer great benefits including hybrid and flexible working, a fantastic NHS pension, excellent annual leave, cycle to work and car lease schemes, childcare voucher schemes, plus many more.

Public Health Wales works to achieve a healthier future for the people in Wales.  If you are enthusiastic and motivated and want to make a difference to the people in Wales, then this is an exciting opportunity for you to join our highly talented, cross-functional, dynamic and friendly team.

Key responsibilities of the role

The main duties of the role will involve planning and undertaking Health Economics analysis as part of public health programmes and projects. It is expected that the post holder will develop the area of work through supporting the development of grant applications to national and international awarding bodies. 

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues and external partners to design and conduct health economics analysis, research and evaluation to improve understanding of the public health impacts, effectiveness and/or cost-benefit of policies and interventions. The post holder will participate in dissemination of the findings through presentations, peer reviewed publications, reports and policy dialogues and be encouraged to develop links with academic public health teams to develop joint projects and will provide advice and support to others in modelling design, conduct and analysis. 

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

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