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Information Analyst Specialist (Substance Misuse/Health Protection)

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Capital Quarter, Cardiff, United Kingdom £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
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Information Analyst Specialist (Substance Misuse/Health Protection)

Job Reference: 028-COVID066-1020

Employer: Department: Substance Misuse/Health Protection Agenda Location: Capital Quarter, Cardiff Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum

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We welcome applications from people who share our values of Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to progress the substance misuse / health protection agenda within Public Health Wales. Working within an enthusiastic and innovative team, the post holder will contribute to the work of the Public Health Wales Health Protection Division, providing surveillance capacity to respond to communicable disease and public health emergencies as well supporting delivery of the Health Protection Substance Misuse Programme, specifically:
  • Substantial contribution to the established research programme including annual prevalence estimation of problematic drug use across Wales including those not in contact with any substance misuse, secondary care or criminal justice services (i.e. the hidden population) and the Linked environment for prevention of opioid deaths and alcohol deaths (Leadr and Lepod) projects
  • Provide the statistical contribution to a range of national and international publications relating to the impact of drug and alcohol use in Wales and contribute to developing the evidence base for substance misuse trends and public health / harm reduction interventions in Wales and wider UK
  • Provide analytic support for substantive work streams within the Substance Misuse Programme, including but not limited to the national surveillance system: Harm Reduction Database Wales including viral and bacterial infections amongst high-risk and vulnerable populations and WEDINOS (early warning psychoactive drug threat monitoring)
  • The post holder must have substantial experience of information management and analysis; the ability to plan and organise a number of concurrent projects; excellent communication skills and be highly self-motivated.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJosie SmithEmail

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.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff awaiting redeployment. We therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

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.

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