Project Research Officer

Swansea University

Salary: £37,386 to £43,155 per annum, together with USS benefits

Department: Bevan Commission, hosted by Swansea University

Based: Bay Campus with some home working (currently in the office 1-2 days a week)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced research officer to work within the Bevan Commission team to support innovative, transformational change across health and care in Wales.

This role will support the delivery of key projects for the Commission with a focus on the new Let’s Not Waste Programme.

The Bevan Commission is the leading think tank for health and care in Wales, hosted and supported by Swansea University. The Commission provides independent, authoritative advice on health and care to the Welsh Government and leaders in NHS Wales, the UK and beyond. It aims to ensure that health and care in Wales are sustainable whilst remaining true to the principles of the NHS as established by Aneurin Bevan.

The Commission draws upon the expertise of its 24 internationally renowned Commissioners to develop thought pieces to inform Welsh Government policy.  We also help translate our thinking into explicit action through our Bevan Innovators and other innovative means.  The Bevan Commission has experienced great success with its Bevan Exemplars programme and now seeks to test out effective approaches to support widespread adoption and spread of successful innovations.

The Let’s Not Waste Programme is funded by the Welsh Government to drive a systemic change in how waste is dealt with within the NHS.  The focus will be on areas such as sustainable healthcare practice, waste efficiency, low carbon staff and patient behaviour and the reduction of pharmaceutical waste.   

The Bevan Commission is seeking a Research Officer with an interest in the work of the Commission in changing thinking and practice. They will play an important role in developing strong research findings and communicating the impact, as well as links and networks internally within the University and with wider stakeholders nationally and internationally.  This post will be key to evaluating the Let’s Not Waste Programme and developing research outputs to provide wider insight and learning for stakeholders across Wales.  The Research Officer will report to the Senior Research and Development Officer.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Please note this job is also being advertised to a pool of colleagues internally as part of our University commitment to employee redeployment.  Should this post be filled from this route then you will receive an email confirming this. If you do not receive an email, please assume that your application is still in process.

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