The starting salary for this position is £55,244 per annum based on a 36-hour working week. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis until March 2025.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week although key meetings and events will require your attendance in person. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you!
Surrey County Council are looking for passionate people to help and inspire the organisation to improve the governance and management of its data. If you're motivated to improve public services, with experience and interest in applied analytics - we've got a great opportunity for you!
At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind. To help deliver this vision we are committed to transforming the way the council manages and uses data and creates insight. This is an exciting time to join us as a Senior Analyst and be part of shaping the team and forging links across the organisation.
About the role
As a Senior Analyst you will be responsible for shaping and delivering work that helps to improve our services and the outcomes for the people of the county.
The role sits within the developing central Insight and Analytics unit, where we enable efficient, effective and consistent decision making by providing easy access to insight and data. We work collaboratively across the organisation and with our partners and communities in Surrey to improve what we do and how we do it. We share our insight and data on our public facing portal Surrey I, supporting transparency and informing partners and residents on the decisions they need to make. Our ambition is to build an insight function demonstrating excellence, which influences decision making and results in positive impacts to our residents and the services we provide to them.
We're looking for someone who possess an inherent understanding of data; from best practice data management to a knowledge of statistics and analytical methodologies, and how they can be applied effectively. In this role you will develop a deep understanding of our service priorities and use your keen problem-solving skills to proactively seek opportunities to support our vision. You will be keen to develop yourself through learning and making the most of available resources.
You will be able to demonstrate how you have delivered impactful analysis across the cycle of an analytical project. This includes: understanding the business problems of a customer, working with customers to deliver insightful work using data and analytics, and influencing decision making, strategy, and operations with analyses, products and tools.
This is a collaborative and dynamic role, so you will need to be comfortable balancing a variety of responsibilities and priorities as the work will be a blend of analysis, engagement and leading projects.
To be shortlisted for interview please ensure your supporting statement/cover letter makes clear how you meet the requirements of the role, in particular your experience of:
- Best practice analytics
- Data management
- Stakeholder management
- Team leadership
- Effective communication and ability to present complex issues
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 11th June 2023.
Interviews will take place in mid June.
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 26 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 the advert on the employer site.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.