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Behavioural Insights Researcher and Development Worker

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/100143/28863
  • Published: Tue 15/11/2022, 15:12 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this role is £36,282 per annum, working 36 hours per week. These are full-time positions but applications to work part-time or job share will also be considered.

Do you want to apply and further develop your skills to make a real difference to the wellbeing of people in Surrey?

Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to recruit two Behavioural Insights Research and Development Workers with passion, experience and skills in behavioural insights and emotional wellbeing - including addressing the wider determinants and socio-economic factors that contribute to mental health and wellbeing.

You will lead on:

  • Wellbeing workshops to build capacity for individual and community resilience including co-designing community led initiatives. These are currently planned for face-to-face delivery across Surrey
  • Mental Health Training Networks at a District and Borough level to support with shared learnings and peer supervision
  • Community insights to inform developments of preventative and early help interventions.  
  • Digital self-help materials

The post holders will also be involved in the implementation of the ‘How are you Surrey?’ Workplace Wellbeing programme and wider initiatives for mental health and wellbeing. This may include supporting organisations with embedding wellbeing initiatives.

The post holders will be self-starters with a can-do attitude and a passion to embed evidence base and insights into the development of impactful interventions. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a transformational change to the way that wellbeing provision is delivered.

The Public Health team in Surrey is forward-looking with a strong focus on improving the health and wellbeing of our county's population and reducing health inequalities. SCC Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out three priorities:

  • Supporting people to lead healthy lives by preventing physical ill health and promoting physical well-being
  • Supporting people's mental health and emotional well-being by preventing mental ill health and promoting emotional well-being
  • Supporting people to reach their potential by addressing the wider determinants of health

The post holders will be working towards these priorities with a particular focus on supporting the emotional wellbeing of people in Surrey. The roles will require matrix work across the system including close partnerships with the Communities Partnerships and Engagement Team at SCC. The roles will report to the Public Health Lead for Communities and Workplace and will receive supervision from the Chartered Health Psychologist, Public Health Principal for Mental Health.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Having training/development or a qualification in one of the key areas of Public Health/Psychology/Behavioural or Social Sciences
  • Proven ability to independently manage projects through to completion
  • Proven ability of good written and oral communication skills, listening and interpersonal skills (e.g. group facilitation/ use of motivational interviewing techniques
  • Experience in organising and delivering groupwork/workshops/training sessions

SCC has an agile working policy meaning that the post holders are not required in the office 5 days a week however, network leadership and training will be required to be delivered face-to-face in community venues across Surrey. Training delivery may be required in the evenings, or over the weekend. The post holder will have office space available 5 days a week should they want to work from an office, this includes Woodhatch Place, Reigate Surrey CC HQ and many other buildings across Surrey including in; Woking, Leatherhead and Weybridge.  

Post holders will be supported to further develop their skills and expertise in Public Health and/or Psychology and will be supported to complete the Practitioner Portfolio in Public Health or the Stage II Health Psychology Portfolio (as appropriate). 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 08/12/2022.

Interviews will take place on 13th/14th December 2022.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Lucy Gate at lucy.gate@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Company Information

15.11.2022 - NG - Posted externally

11.11.2022 - NG - On Hold. Position numbers have been delimited.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/100143/28863
  • Published: Tue 15/11/2022, 15:12 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,282 - £40,146 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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