£34,688 to £38,476 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN. This role is based inside our main area office, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by the end of 2020.
Whilst the primary base for the role holder will be in County Hall, Kingston, the work assigned could see the postholder working from any of our sites across the county and so ability to travel is a requirement of the role.
Flexible working supported and encouraged where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered as well as the option to join the car lease scheme and have discounted child care vouchers. For more information on the many other benefits available to our staff, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
Make an impact evaluating our impact
Do you want to use your research skills and evaluative techniques to positively influence service design and decision-making? Are you passionate about involving residents and service users in shaping services and evaluating impact? Do you have an analytical mind and the ability to cut through volumes of information to get to the point? If so we want to hear from you!
We are establishing a new Analytics and Insight team and we're looking for exceptional, forward-thinking candidates to help us become a cutting-edge data driven organisation. We see this as integral to supporting significant transformation across the council – and with partners - while reducing costs, increasing efficiency and ensuring services meet the needs of residents and service users.
At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind.
To deliver the vision we are committed to changing and radically improving the council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first.
About the team
The Analytics and Insight team's mission is to work in partnership with others to turn data into actionable insight that will have a positive impact on residents' lives. We 'talk data' but in a way that gets others on board and positively influences service design and decision-making. We champion the resident voice and carry out research and applied analytical techniques to contribute to the ambitions set out in the Organisation Strategy and the Community Vision for Surrey in 2030.
About the role
As Research and Evaluation Officer you'll provide a range of research, evaluation and analytical activities that will help shape, inform and influence service design, delivery and focus. You're passionate about embedding a culture of evidence-led practice and evaluating impact, and will work with others to drive this across the council.
You'll implement and evaluate a range of research, consultation, engagement and participation activities that place the resident (and their voice) at the centre of everything we do. The insights you'll provide will support the creation and evaluation of evidence-led policies and strategies that improve outcomes for residents. As well as analysing insights to inform policy development and service redesign, you'll also advise others on the best evaluative methods for their work.
You will have a proven track record in research, public consultation and/or running community engagement activities. You're analytical, have a sound grasp of research methods, experienced in a range of evaluative techniques and enjoy working flexibly across a number of projects at once.
You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for residents. If you'd like to utilise your skills and knowledge to help make a difference to people in Surrey – whilst strengthening your skills and abilities - then we would love to hear from you.
If you're passionate, enthusiastic and feel you want to be part of this journey, then please apply by uploading your CV and personal statement (no longer than two pages of A4 please) outlining your suitability for this role.
For more information please find attached to this advert a full job profile or to arrange an informal chat please feel free to contact Nicola Kilvington, Director of Insight, Analytics and Intelligence on Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7th November 2019.
Interviews will take place week commencing 18th and 25th November 2019.