Do you have a talent for data analysis? Are you passionate about supporting our citizens through welfare support and debt management? Can you drive forward our vision for intelligence driven insight to enable fair, proportionate and efficient income collection?
We have two exciting Welfare and Debt Analyst roles available in our Corporate Debt Team to help drive the way the organisation analyses, thinks about and collects debt.
We are looking for talented analyst, who understands the importance of income collection to the Council and its ability to offer essential services but also the impact of debt on our citizens and the importance of welfare options in minimising this impact.
Fixed term: 1 year
We would be happy to consider anyone who would like to apply on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Toby Gould – Corporate Debt Manager, by emailing email@example.com
About the role
Day-to-day, you will work with three existing Debt and Welfare Analysts, the Corporate Debt Campaign Team and our colleagues in the Welfare Hub. The Team is structured in the Revenues and Benefits Department. However, we are a corporate team, so our work is far reaching. We collaborate with all other debt Hubs within the Council, namely Parking, Housing and Business Operations.
You will be analysing data from various databases around the Council, using your expertise in data manipulation, analytics and collating to organise information and forecast. You will also understand your audience and how to disseminate your message appropriately.
You will also be a strategic thinker who can understand the feasibility of solutions and consequences of risk and opportunities.
Ideally you will be comfortable with communicating with colleagues at all levels within the council as well as external partners.
We offer a friendly and welcoming place to work, with a wide-ranging benefits package, and a team of talented staff who all care deeply about the city they serve. Brighton & Hove is a diverse and cosmopolitan city, with deep-rooted shared values of tolerance, compassion, and respect and, as an employer, we want to see this diversity reflected in our workforce. We believe that employing a rich mix of people from a range of different backgrounds with fresh ideas and different perspectives is key to enabling us to continually improve our services to the diverse communities we serve.
In this role, you will be working with services for the benefit of the communities in Brighton and Hove and we will support you to do your best by offering:
- flexible working
- an extensive training offer, ranging from technical to management
- bike to work, and childcare voucher schemes
- competitive pension and generous annual leave
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.