Newham is a unique and vibrant place to work. The borough is one of the most diverse places in the world, and has the youngest population in the country. The council is working to transform the lives of local people with a focus on building the resilience of residents, our community and the local economy. Through this agenda we are aiming to close the gap in life chances between our residents and those in more affluent parts of the Capital.
The Council is constantly innovating and we do things no other local authority does – like the first borough-wide Landlord Licensing scheme in the country, or our transformative local employment service, Workplace.
We are keen to maximise the value of data across health and social care boundaries and want to deliver innovative and usable intelligence across the breath of public health functions working with council services and the CCG as well as other local health partners.
Principal Public Health Analyst
£45,578 - £49,458 pa
This is a fantastic opportunity to put your skills to work to make a real difference to public health in one of London’s most dynamic, diverse, and deprived neighbourhoods. You will get the chance to work creatively to tackle new challenges and solve problems, in a supportive environment where your talents are valued.
You will join a council passionate about research and evidence. You will lead Newham’s public health analysis programme developing and managing projects providing high level public health intelligence to inform commissioning and public health policy decisions. You will lead analysis for the JSNA and other public health work streams as well as delivering, developing and improving capability in clinical information from primary care, community and acute care and social care. You will also develop predictive models to contribute to the joint prevention strategy.
We want you to continue to grow your skills while you’re with us – so we will support you to find development opportunities and stay on the cutting edge of your field.
As the Principal Public Health Analyst you will have a strong statistical background, a degree in a related subject area such as public health, research methods, statistics and knowledge of statistics and visualisation of clinical data.
You will also have significant experience in the use of primary care information systems including a knowledge of Read coding; use of Rio, and use of SUS and HES data together with a high level knowledge of ICD 10 coding and their implications for interpretation of health data. You will have high level knowledge of a range of statistical packages such as SPSS and R and SQL and an ability to use a mapping package and Power BI for reporting.
You will have experience of analysing and processing complex health data, including NHS and other relevant data sources as well as experience of writing reports and presenting complex data. You will also understand the system across health and social care and current legislation.
You will have experience of developing predictive models around future needs for services and likely impacts of different interventions.
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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