Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030. The new headquarters will be based in Woking.
Whilst the primary base for the role holder will currently be 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.
About the role
Data is beautiful – and vital to helping us make a real difference to people's lives
Can you analyse data and identify trends? Do you have a strong grasp of data standards and an eye for detail? Can you create (beautiful) visualisations and stories from performance data?
We are establishing a new Business Intelligence 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 Business Intelligence team's mission is to work in partnership with others to transform the way information, analysis and insight is provided to the council to enable more effective decision-making, helping to achieve the ambitions set out in the Organisation Strategy and the Community Vision for Surrey in 2030. Performance data is a vital part of running a high performing organisation and we strive for excellence in performance management and champion open data.
About the role
As Business Intelligence Analyst you will work with teams across the council to collect and analyse data and intelligence, identifying trends to inform improvements and ultimately, make a real difference to people's lives. In this role you'll manage the development and presentation of performance reports and benchmarking activities ensuring robust data quality arrangements are in place. You'll work with others to identify and implement improvements to processes and systems to deliver continuous improvement in the provision of high quality, timely performance information. You'll also take the lead on developing and maintaining data relating to the county, including managing the Surrey-I website.
You have experience of working with a range of data and in producing performance reports. You have a strong grasp of data standards and an eye for detail. You are familiar with software or applications that support performance information and intelligence reporting, and it would be a bonus if you're skilled in data visualisation tools such as Tableau and analysis tools like SPSS. You're organised and analytical and adept at working collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders.
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.
About the organisation
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our organisation strategy.
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.email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 1st March 2020.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 17th March 2020.
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.