Health Determinants Research Collaboration service manager role

Health Determinants Research Collaboration service manager role

Newcastle City Council is looking for an exceptional leader with skills in data and analysis to make a generational change in the health and wellbeing of our city.  

The role 

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate into this key leadership post to drive our HDRC forward. 

You will be responsible for the day to day leadership of the HDRC, overseeing the mobilisation and operation of a team of data scientists and user researchers who will support the development of our work programme in collaboration with residents and communities.  

The post holder will report to the Assistant Chief Executive, who acts as our HDRC Director, as well as being the council’s data champion. You will work closely with our incoming Director of Public Health and the Public Health team, and build networks across the council, recognising that many parts of our organisation have an impact on population health.  

You will work closely with our HDRC academic lead at the University of Newcastle and ensure the HDRC is linked into and influences the work of key institutions, collaborations and networks locally, regionally, and nationally, as well as ensuring our Health and Wellbeing Board, with oversight for the HDRC, understands and benefits from its work. 

As well as focusing on research into health disparities, the NIHR selection panel endorsed our vision for the way in which the HDRC would help us transform our organisational capacity, capability and culture around data and analysis. This role will play a key part in that transformation process, particularly in demonstrating the way in which research and data can enhance our understanding of our communities and deliver better services and outcomes for our residents.  

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who can 

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of the role that the wider determinants of health play in population health improvement and tackling health disparities, and how local government contributes to system improvement through this lens 

  • Demonstrate a track record of leadership in data and intelligence which has delivered tangible outcomes for the public, and which has supported organisational improvement 

  • Provide leadership and vision to a team, as well as working corporately to drive culture change and improvement 

View the person specification for this role.

The application process 

If you want to use your skills and professional curiosity to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of people who live and work in Newcastle, we’d love to hear from you.  

For an informal conversation with the HDRC Director, please send an email to  

Apply for this role at North East Jobs.

Please note applications close 9 April 2023, with interviews to be held week commencing 24 April.