Permanent, Full Time
Up to £36,393 per annum
Closing Date: 7th December 2021
Req ID: 3245
At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million residents. We work hard to drive improvements in health and wellbeing across our county – from leading the immediate public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to tackling deep-seated health inequalities; from investigating local disease outbreaks, to influencing the social and economic factors that shape our long-term health outcomes. We need to take decisions based on meaningful insight and high-quality research. This is where you come in.
As an Analyst, you’ll be a key link between intelligence and action. You’ll provide our senior leaders - including the Director of Public Health, our Corporate Leadership Team and our Cabinet - with insight into the needs of our residents and communities, the factors that drive change and on ‘what works’ in improving outcomes.
You’ll make sense of information from a variety of sources, including government statistics, administrative data sources, the NHS and academic journals, drawing actionable insight to guide strategy development, commissioning decisions and operational activity. You’ll monitor patterns of health and disease, health inequalities and their determinants within the Essex population. Your work will include COVID surveillance analysis and deep-dive analysis on the long-term impact of COVID-19 in our population.
You’ll champion our research and analysis work and support the team in using data, evidence, and insight to land powerful conclusions with senior decision-makers across Essex system of public services.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
We’re looking for people with technical ability and a range of analytical skills – data management and manipulation, visualisation and reporting; forecasting and mapping. You may have relevant qualifications or be qualified by experience – either way, you’ll use a variety of tools and methods to make sense of data. But we also need people who can communicate insights in a way that’s compelling and easy to understand - using evidence to tell the story for senior decision-makers and stakeholders.
Although pervious public health experience is not essential, the role holder will provide support to our Public Health Intelligence Manager as she advises senior stakeholders on COVID infections and outbreak management.
In return, you can look forward an excellent rewards package, as well as flexible working and long-term career opportunities.
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Contact and apply
For more information or an informal conversation please contact Alastair Gordon, Head of Profession Research and Citizen Insight, via Alastair.Gordon@essex.gov.uk or 03330136125
To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement when prompted.
Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 13th December 2021.
*In line with Essex County Councils’ Ways of Working, this role has been deemed as an ‘Anywhere Worker’ position. This means you are able to work remotely for the majority of the time, with occasional trips to the office based on business need. Any journeys to the office would be at your own expense. More specific details about this can be discussed at the interview stage should you be invited to interview.
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How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided, ensuring you submit a CV and supporting statement when prompted.