Junior Analyst x 2-(24378)Contract:Fixed-termWorking Hours:Full-timeSalary:Up to 27,270 per annum
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External :1/08/19
Job summary and Responsibilities This fixed term contract is to be offered on a 12 month duration.
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We re immensely proud of our flexible working options.
The Junior Analyst role is part of a flexible team within the Data and Analytics Service providing key stakeholders with the insight and intelligence needed for effective leadership, governance and decision making. The role will employ a range of data science, data visualisation and analytical techniques in their work. Typical tasks will include: scoping and development of system/reporting requirements; deep dive analyses; mapping; and predictive analytics such as population and demand forecasting or risk stratification, for example. This will require working with a wide range of data and evidence sources, including local, partner and open sources for the development of services and products to agreed service standards. The role requires the ability to demonstrate technical skills in a range of data science and/or analytical specialisms and will be supported to develop these as an analyst by a team of senior analysts and analysts.
Responsible for providing key stakeholders with timely, relevant and accurate information and insight required for effective leadership, governance, commissioning and decision making. Responsible for using a range of sources, analytical techniques and data science to produce high quality analysis, working with others to develop clear recommendations for action to improve outcomes for local people and/or organisational effectiveness. Developing your understanding of the business, its processes, data and priorities and applying analytical techniques to present, communicate and disseminate analytical products effectively, appropriately and with high impact. Supported to work collaboratively with stakeholders, analysts and researchers to scope requirements and develop robust insightful products that enable colleagues to understand current and future needs, demands, trends and supply across geographies. Responsible for using intellectual curiosity to proactively explore areas and provide useful, timely analysis that enables the organisation to focus on demand management and prevention, as well as whole systems integration. Working with a range of analysts supporting high quality analysis that draws on a range of sources and uses the most appropriate medium to visualise data to tell compelling and actionable stories with clear recommendations to improve outcomes for local people or organisational effectiveness. Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
Knowledge, skills and experience Educated to RQF level 6 (Bachelor s degree) or equivalent by experience. Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area. Practical experience and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analytical tools. Technical skills including advanced user knowledge of Microsoft Office, experience manipulating data within Microsoft Excel. Use of R or other programming language for data science advantageous. Knowledge and understanding of the practical implementation of the Data Protection Act, in relation to handling data for analytical and research purposes. Experience of presenting data and analysis in a creative was, utilising a range of data visualisation techniques to communicate complex messages simply to a range of audiences. Excellent collaboration and communication skills. A self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload in a busy environment. Motivated to learn and develop both technical and softer skills in a professional environment. (Qualification certificates should be brought to interview).
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