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 holders will be in County Hall, Kingston (until the move), the work assigned could see the post holder working from any of our sites across the county and so the ability to travel is a requirement of the role. Due to on-going restrictions with COVID-19, members of the team are currently working exclusively from home.
About the role
Surrey County Council has an ambitious vision for data analytics to support service transformation. To deliver our 2030 Community Vision and the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy, we are committed to changing and radically improving the council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first. The Public Health Intelligence and Insight Team (PHIIT) are active participants in delivering this analytic vision. Due to members of the team moving on, we are recruiting to three roles: Public Health Analyst (Systems, Surveillance & Performance - temporary for up to 6 months), Advanced Public Health Intelligence Specialist (Systems, Surveillance & Performance – permanent), and PHIIT Leader (permanent).
The Public Health Department in Surrey is forward-looking with a strong focus on innovation to deliver improvements to the health and wellbeing of our county's population. The successful applicant will be part of the Public Health Intelligence and Insight Team which provides intelligence to inform Public Health and system partners in addressing local health needs and reducing health inequalities, regularly collaborating with a wide variety of analytic partners to deliver joint intelligence. We are a team committed to providing a stimulating environment within which to work, providing opportunities for personal development through training, education, shadowing, and on-the-job learning.
About the role
As an Advanced Public Health Intelligence Specialist, you will lead on our public health intelligence databases, information governance, surveillance, and performance monitoring. You will contribute to the fast-moving analytics we are delivering in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the development of relevant approaches to surveillance to support the recovery phase. In this role, you will lead on the further development, extraction, and analysis of data from various public health databases so that we can deliver our analytic programme while meeting our statutory responsibilities around information governance. You will line-manage two members of the team and matrix manage others where appropriate to the task.
You will have excellent data science skills, including experience in the use of applications that support data processing and intelligence reporting such as SQL, R, or Python. It would be a bonus if you're skilled in the use of tools such as Tableau and FME. You will also embrace agile working methods to ensure that our analyses are delivered in a timely fashion. You will support the transition of our team of public health analysts to public health data scientists. You will have experience of using diverse sources of information to provide data analysis, interpretation, and presentation, preferably in public health or healthcare. You will be organised, analytical and adept at working collaboratively with a range of colleagues in the Council and across the analytic community across Surrey.
This role is a permanent position.
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If this role interests you, then we want to hear from you. Apply by uploading your CV and a personal statement (up to 1500 words) providing evidence of how you meet the role profile. Please note that if applying through NHS Jobs, then you will be given the option to upload a CV only - include your personal statement as a continuation of your CV.
The closing date for applications is 1st June 2010 and the virtual interviews will likely be held on 12th June 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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