Isle of Wight Council

Data and Performance Team

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Information Analyst (Ref: 2023_139)

County Analytics

Grade 8, £26,669 to £29,439 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 2023_139

Closing Date: 06/02/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

An exciting opportunity has presented itself within the Data and Performance Team to support a growing programme directly contributing supporting families.

What will you do?

You will play a significant role in supporting the development of the data maturity of the programme and meeting the analytical requirements across the partnership, as well as supporting the developing of Isle of Wight datasets.  This will include providing analytical and statistical reports across the partnership, as well as to elected members, Children’s Services, and the national programme team.

What will my responsibilities be?

· Undertaking analytical projects to support the programme development and monitor performance.

· Providing reports and presenting complex data relating to the programme to relevant stakeholders clearly and coherently. This could be on a one-to-one basis, within small groups, or through formal presentations.

· Providing advice on the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Data Maturity Model assessment and progress.

· Establishing links with appropriate internal (e.g. Family Support Service, Education & Inclusion) and external (e.g. government departments, other local authority data leads, police, district councils, health, DWP) bodies to share information, good practice and to maximise options for synergy between information owners.

· Undertaking, or supporting, evaluations of the programme and work undertaken within the remit of the programme.

· Contributing to the development of IT solutions to meet the specific needs of the programme and wider Early Help analytical requirements.

· Supporting and promoting data sharing appropriately across the partnership to enable improved whole family data.

· Mentoring staff and supporting the development processes within the team to improve analytical and data capabilities as appropriate.


Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Essential:

· Degree or equivalent experience in a numerical discipline or a post graduate qualification involving statistics.

· Willingness to learn the detail behind the operational issues on which data is being collected and analysed, to become a fully operational member of the department.

· Experience of the management and development of staff.

· Working knowledge and experience of information analysis tools with specific emphasis on databases, reporting tools and use of inter/intranet technologies. Specifically, at least 2 years’ experience of 2 of the following: Excel, Access, GIS, SQL Server, Power Platform (Power Apps) O365, Azure.

· Experience of data manipulation, information analysis and its effective presentation (using Office tools) at a high level of competence.

· Appreciation of the need for accuracy and clear organisation of information.

· Ability to work creatively and develop original solutions.

· At least 2 years’ experience using information analysis tools in a work setting with specific emphasis on Excel, databases, reporting tools and the use of inter/intranet technologies.

· Ability to carry out research and present findings clearly.

· High level written and verbal communication skills are required, particularly the ability to present complex statistical and research material in a clear and easily understandable manner.

· Ability to work effectively with people at all levels including councillors, managers, government department representatives, education professionals and members of the public.

· An understanding and appreciation of the issues affecting early help and partnership working.


Desirable:

·  Experience using Power BI.

· Experience working in a multi-agency setting using a range of data sources.

· Knowledge/understanding of the national Supporting Families Programme (previously Troubled Families Programme).

· Experience evaluating programmes in a public sector setting.

· Knowledge/Experience working with Information Sharing Agreement, GDPR.

· Driver’s licence


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Heather Slocomb
heather.slocomb@iow.gov.uk.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island
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A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the
Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

T
his role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email
callcentre@iow.gov.uk. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

 

Closing Date: 6th February 2023