Training Officer – CMB991e

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Full Time

Why work for Cumberland Council?

Cumberland Council is an ambitious new authority that is shaping public services for the better, building on the best and transforming them for the future. We want to create and sustain the best set of services for our communities to ensure all our residents are getting the help and support they need. 

People are our strong point - in our communities and in our staff - and they are continuously the focus of our efforts.

This is an exciting time for Cumberland Council, who in their first Council Plan committed to putting health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. On top of this the Council has been awarded £4.8million to establish a Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC), making Cumberland a centre for research excellence.

About this opportunity

Cumberland Council are looking for an organised and engaging individual to build sustainable research and analysis capacity and activity by developing and improving opportunities to develop research skills and experience for staff. Promoting research, analysis, and evidence-building activities within and by Cumberland Council.

The successful candidate will build sustainable evidence user capability in Cumberland Council by developing the knowledge and skills needed to choose and use rigorous evidence across our workforce through a research training programme.

The role will deliver, support, and embed a sustainable research-informed, data-driven culture across Cumberland Council, enabling all colleagues to become ‘evidence confident.’

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  1. Overseeing the implementation and delivery of the staff research training programme.
  2. Ensuring appropriate evaluation and monitoring of the staff research training programme.
  3. Managing the ‘Community of Researchers,’ a community of colleagues interested in research within the council, making better use of evidence and analysis within their roles, including developing a CPD programme.
  4. Developing a comprehensive offer to improve staff opportunities to develop research skills and experience including, internal training, secondments, honorary contracts, access to academic courses, support for postgraduate study.
  5. Developing inhouse ability to access research and evidence such as peer-reviewed journals, open-source software to support research activity, training, and analysis.
  6. Developing and maintaining relationships with academic partners and others to accommodate students for internships, Master’s and PhDs within Cumberland Council and/or to provide public health training opportunities.

Contact Rebecca Clarke, Interim Project Manager for Cumberland HDRC, for an informal discussion or for further details,

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This role expires 16/05/2024.
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