Through Children's Services, we will work with children, families, and young people to help ensure that every child, family, and young person is supported to achieve his or her potential. The foundations for future mental health, emotional control, intelligence, and parenting ability are all set in place in the early years and the home surroundings, family life and parenting are all important factors in determining positive outcomes for children in the future.
We are looking for two Data and Performance Team Managers to join our busy team with responsibility for monitoring and auditing performance and quality across Children's Services. They will work actively with staff and partners to provide information, advice, and guidance on the use of systems and manage members of the data team to ensure the reporting and analysis is high quality.
They will provide strong leadership supporting Children's Services strategic, performance and operational needs, ensuring data management is effective, efficient and is developed to support service improvement. They will advise Senior Managers on data management and have a lead responsibility for ensuring data accuracy. They will provide, at senior level, advice and guidance arising from data analysis.
About The Job
Salary: £43,516 to £46,549
Working Pattern: Full-time
Location: Chichester area
The Data and Performance Team Manager will manage a small team with responsibility for monitoring and auditing performance and quality across Children's Services. They will work actively with staff and partners to provide information, advice and guidance on the use of systems.
They will provide high quality leadership supporting Children's Services strategic, performance and operational needs, ensuring data management is effective, efficient and is developed to support service improvement. They will advise Senior Managers on data management and have a lead responsibility for ensuring data accuracy. They will provide, at senior level, advice and guidance
arising from data analysis.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, demonstrating a high level of applied knowledge in data management and statistical techniques.
- Advanced theoretical knowledge of complex performance management techniques.
- In-depth and significant knowledge of quality assurance and quality management systems.
- Knowledge of effective data management.
- Awareness of the functions and structure of national and local government and other relevant sectors, and working knowledge of organisational policies, practices and procedures.
- Relevant advanced theoretical or organisational knowledge of systems, procedures and policies, including council project management framework as project manager.
- Experience of managing, developing and maintaining performance and quality management processes.
- Experience of working in partnership, of networking, and of providing professional advice to a range of staff, including senior staff, and partner organisations, and experience of taking a leading role co-ordinating multi-agency work.
- Experience and confidence in dealing with people, including the public, external organisations and staff, in a supervisory capacity, as well as the ability to establish credibility at all levels of the organisation.
- Experience of leading a team in order to meet set deadlines and targets.
- The ability to design, undertake and manage appropriate data collection, processing and analysis systems, dealing with highly varied and highly complex information.
- Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to use discretion and initiative over a broad area of activity to anticipate problems and resolve issues independently, devising and delivering sound pragmatic solutions.
- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills in order to understand and interpret research findings, review policies and guidance and present the results of analyses in the most appropriate and useable format.
- Highly computer literate with sound and accurate IT skills in order to carry out research, analyse highly complex data, information and other documentation, produce reports and create electronic presentations.
- A professional approach with the aptitude and confidence to provide clear advice, with highly developed skills of negotiation and persuasion to influence and successfully convince others of the need to take a specific course of action.
- The ability to organise, prioritise and plan own workload and to supervise others to meet deadlines and targets.
Rewards and Benefits
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee, you can find this at our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE04271.
For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please contact Amanda Chace (Service Development Lead - Early Support Transformation) at or for general queries please reach out to our resourcing team at .