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Senior Health Behaviour Change Specialist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and well organised individual with a passion for behavioural science and research, with a keen interest in implementing behaviour change theory to public health research within the University Health Board and with partners.

The post holder will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, nurses, public health specialists and health psychologists on the 'Think Quit' study at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, in partnership with University of South Wales and the Behavioural Science Unit in Public Health Wales. Think Quit aims to work with nurses in CTM UHB to co-produce and pilot test a behaviourally-informed, evidence-based intervention, which empowers nurses to promote smoking cessation amongst patients in hospital settings, in line with the Help Me Quit in Hospital model.

This will be a hybrid role, combining in-person events, office based working and working from home.

This post is fixed term/secondment for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Health Behaviour Change Specialist will be responsible for supporting the implementation of behaviour change theories, including the COM-B model, Theoretical Domains Framework and Behaviour Change Wheel to the co-production of a novel intervention for nurses.

Key responsibilities will include application of behavioural science theory to the collection and interpretation of research data, facilitation of co-production workshops with stakeholders, developing pilot tests and evaluations, supporting gathering of data, data analysis and write up/dissemination.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Degree in psychology, health psychology or other behavioural science subject
  • Postgraduate Master's Degree in behavioural science or demonstrable equivalent learning
  • Evidence of continuing professional/ personal development
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge underpinned by understanding of key theoretical concepts in behavioural sciences
  • Knowledge of research and evaluation methods for understanding effectiveness of behaviour change interventions
  • Knowledge of the current evidence-base for effective behavioural science-informed health behaviour change interventions


  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Health Psychology doctorate or PhD



  • Application of evidence or theory to the formulation of behaviour-change interventions in different populations
  • Implementing and evaluating specialised behaviour change interventions for populations
  • Developing, delivering and evaluating training
  • Experience of using multiple-sources of evidence (qualitative and quantitative) to develop behavioural insight to inform behaviour change interventions
  • Experience of using a range of methods to select appropriate populations for behaviour change interventions


  • Experience of effective collaborative working or network development with a range of professional groups/ organisations
  • Experience working on research projects or in a research setting
  • Experiences of quantitative and/or qualitative research data collection and analysis

Skills and Attributes


  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to synthesise, translate and communicate highly complex information to a range of audiences
  • The ability to select and use a range of communication channels, and methods both written and verbal direct and indirect
  • Ability to critically appraise and classify published research, drawing appropriate conclusions and recommendations
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex facts and situations and develop a range of options and recommendations
  • Digitally competent with the ability to use a range of software for data collection, analysis, communication and networking purposes
  • Training and learning facilitation skills
  • Ability to effectively plan, prioritise and manage own workload


  • Project planning and management
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse professional partners
  • The ability to work through the medium of Welsh
  • Ability to positively influence the actions of others



  • Ability and willingness to travel to undertake the duties of the post at various locations within Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board in a timely manner
  • Self-motivated, self-starter
  • Team player
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change demonstrating resilience
  • Committed to equality of opportunity


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1) or willingness to work towards achieving this level

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Clinical Research Centre, Royal Glamorgan Hospital


CF72 8XR

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