As one of the most diverse places in the world, and with the youngest population in the country, Newham is a unique and vibrant place to work. The Council delivers a host of different services, from housing to social care to early education.
This is a fascinating time to work in local government given the ever evolving devolution agenda and changes to health and social care. The Research Team plays a central role in the Council working directly for the Elected Mayor, and the Corporate Management Team, has now expanded to include public health policy and intelligence.
The Council is constantly innovating and working to transform the lives of local people with a focus on building the resilience of residents, our community and the local economy. We do things no other local authority does – like the first borough-wide PRS licencing scheme in the country, or our transformative local employment service, Workplace.
Senior Analysis Officer Public Health
£39,744 - £42,684 pa
This is a fantastic opportunity to put your public health analysis and research skills to work to make a real difference to the lives of people in one of London’s most dynamic, diverse, and deprived neighbourhoods.
You will get the chance to lead develop and manage projects providing high level public health intelligence to inform commissioning and public health policy decisions.
From helping us to measure the impact of council and health services working together with our partners, using data in innovative ways to understand the health and social care needs of our population to helping to join up services, and delivering on research projects you will have a recognisable impact on people’s lives.
You will have an in depth knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and information analysis related to health, demonstrate expert knowledge of statistical packages such as SPSS and R, as well as GIS packages and be confident in applying econometric modelling.
You will lead on designing, commissioning and delivery of service evaluations and research projects relating to interventions to improve social care and public health in Newham working across the council and the CCG and other sub-regional partners.
You’ll have a background in public health in a local government setting recognising the breath of public health activity and you’ll have experience of analysing and processing complex health and epidemiological data, including NHS and other relevant data sources.
You will have excellent communication skills to present complex analyses to a range of stakeholders from specialist and non-specialist background. You will be a creative thinker who wants to engage with difficult problems and challenge the way we do ‘business as usual’.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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