Senior Knowledge and Evidence Manager: Local Authority Public Health
UK Health Security Agency
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You will be working within the Research Management and Knowledge Division in the Science Group's Scientific Strategy & Development Directorate. The division consists of two teams providing support to all UKHSA groups: Knowledge & Library Services (KLS) and the Research Support & Governance Office (RSGO).
Main duties of the job
Our main function as a division is to co-ordinate knowledge, evidence, research and research-related activities across UKHSA and with external partners and the wider public health research system nationally and internationally. A significant focus is on the development and application of skills, capacity and resources to enhance how UKHSA and public health system partners deal with all sources of public health knowledge and evidence.
The KLS team provides UKHSA with library and knowledge management expertise to support research and development, evidence-based public health, management and business services, with the overall aim of facilitating the translation of knowledge into practice.
The purpose of the role is to manage and develop the KLS knowledge and evidence service delivery to Local Authority Public Health teams, to help meet business needs and support the translation of knowledge into practice. This will include managing a team of Knowledge & Evidence Specialists with specific subject specialist or local responsibilities. The role will include the development of innovative knowledge and evidence support systems, and oversight of work to integrate knowledge and evidence at a local level in support of the wider Public Health system.
The UK Health Security Agency exists to protect and improve the nation's health andwellbeing andreduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy,partnershipsand the delivery of specialist public health services.
We are an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament,industryand the public with evidence-based professional, scientific and delivery expertise and support.We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice, where Everyone Matters promoting equality of opportunity to actively encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce.
UKHSA ethos is to be an inclusive organisation for all our staff and stakeholders. To create, nurture and sustain an inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our workforce and wider communities. We do this through celebrating and protecting differences by removing barriers and promoting equity and equality of opportunity for all.
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
- Plan, develop and manage UKHSAs bespoke specialist knowledge and evidence service delivery to Local Authority public health (LAPH) teams ensuring this meets UKHSAs strategic priorities and objectives.
- Review and develop knowledge and evidence services over an agreed timeframe to meet the national requirements and standards
- Develop, implement and monitor an efficient and effective literature search, appraisal and evidence filtering system
- Lead a programme of health literacy training and support for LAPH staff
- Lead on information needs analysis and evaluation of UKHSA evidence resources for core public health priority topics and local contribution platforms
- Be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures, standardisation and future development of quality programmes and impact measures
- Contribute to the development and implementation of UKHSAs knowledge management strategy and KLS consultancy services
- Ensure that Knowledge & Evidence Services use all appropriate channels, including digital, print and other marketing techniques to provide a pro-active and user-focused service
- Manage a team of specialist information scientists
- Contribute to frontline service delivery as required
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.
For the full list of responsibilities and duties, please see the attached job description.
Selection process details
STAGE 1 - APPLICATION & SIFT:
You will be required to complete an application form and statement of suitability of up to 1250 words. This will be assessed in line with the advertised essential criteria please do provide evidence of how you meet this.
If you are successful at this stage, you will progress to an interview.
You will also be asked to provide information within the Employer/ Activity history section of the application form. This is equivalent to the information you would provide on a CV, setting out your career history (this will be used in sifting process and will be scored).
STAGE 2 INTERVIEW
This competition will involve an interview by video.
As part of the process, candidates will be invited to interview which will involve an in-depth discussion of your previous experience and professional competence in relation to the criteria set out in the Person Specification. Candidates will also be asked to participate in a session where they will be required to prepare and deliver a five minute presentation to the panel. This will be followed by a question-and-answer segment. The presentation will be designed to assess each candidates experience in line with the requirements of the role. Full details will be provided prior to the interview.
The Success Profiles framework will be used to assess and recruit the most suitable candidate. The following behaviours and strengths will be used at the interview:
Seeing the Big Picture
Communicating and Influencing
For further information on the selection process, please refer to the attached Candidate Pack.
Advert close: 23:55hrs on Sunday 24th September 2023 unfortunately, late applications will not be considered. Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.
Interviews: Week commencing 9th October 2023
Please note these dates could be subject to change.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).