Salary range: £18,252 p.a. inc.
Contract: Fixed term (24 Months)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Get ahead with a Data Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship at Brent Council
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Our brand new Performance, Insight and Improvement service acts as a specialist resource across our Community Wellbeing Department; which encompasses Housing, Adult Social Care, Culture & Leisure and Public Health. The service will be central to helping the department develop a better understanding of the challenges facing our services, to robustly monitor and improve quality, and to gain more sophisticated insight into the needs and experiences of our customers – and then ensure we utilise all of this knowledge to design and deliver lasting improvements across our services.
As part of a small team, you will support the delivery of a range of performance management activity for a service area within Community Wellbeing; either Adult Social Care, Housing, Culture and Public Health, or Research and Insight. You’ll support analysis for statutory and corporate performance reporting, and project work to support and inform service improvement initiatives. Working with a team of insight and performance analysts, you’ll help to improve data quality, develop and improve our performance systems and support in the development of Customer Insights.
Our analysts work together as a single performance team, giving them the opportunity to develop and learn from one another. They are aligned to a particular function (Adult Social Care, Housing, or Insight) in order to build specialist knowledge, but also have the opportunity to work on projects across the whole of Community Wellbeing, so this is a unique opportunity gain exposure to a wide range of services.
You will use a wide variety of reporting tools including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use these to:
Produce reports and provide management information
Analyse data to identify highlights and trends,
Improve efficiency of operational processes,
Identify areas for improvement and make recommendations,
Support quality assurance of both service delivery and ensure that centrally held data is robust and fit for purpose.
You will gain hands-on experience of Data analysis in Local Government by working as part of a team and assisting in the delivery of quality data reporting within the council.
Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.
Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 4 apprenticeship. You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities.
Keen to learn, you will demonstrate good communication skills, an understanding of good customer service, team work and an interest in developing a career in Data analysis.
You will be self-motivated, with a “can-do” attitude and a readiness to suggest practical and innovative approaches to undertaking research and performance activities, and creative ways of presenting and sharing findings.
You will also need to show your interest in local government and the delivery of public services. We will also be looking for a flexible and positive approach to work.
Closing Date: 31st December 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: January 2019
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.