We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working hours
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- Hybrid working – we currently work from our office base in Papworth Everard 1-2 days per week and have the option to work from home during the rest of the week.
- Opportunities for learning and development including an optional level 4+ data analyst apprenticeship scheme.
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
About the role
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Business Intelligence Service is looking for a full-time Junior Research Analyst to join our Research Team. The Business Intelligence Service are an innovative service providing Business Intelligence to the County Council covering in-depth reporting for many areas such as our children’s and adult’s social care services, education and highways.
The Research Team delivers research and data analysis for the Council and local public sector partners. Our Junior Analysts are expected to be technically proficient in analysis and the use of analytical tools. They will have some experience in research or other analytical roles combined with excellent IT, time management and communication skills. The successful applicant can expect to develop their knowledge and expertise further and complete complex analysis using Excel, Power BI, GIS software and other data manipulation tools. This could include the opportunity to complete a level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship with our current provider Estio.
We encourage our analysts to work across a variety of subject areas, supporting Cambridgeshire County Council and partners in the wider public sector to make well evidenced decisions. This role will predominantly focus on drawing insights from transport data with a focus on monitoring travel patterns and road safety. It would be beneficial, but not essential, to have experience in the transport subject area. Subject matter training can be provided. Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of the data we handle, this role will require a DBS check.
For more information about the work conducted by the Research Team, please visit: https://cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk
Our Research Team is outward facing, working together with a number of partner organisations to provide evidence to develop public policy. We do trade our research services within the public sector and have several contracts with our district councils, Combined Authority, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and others; we also host the region’s economic forecasting model. This means we are pro-active and professional in our approach to our research work ensuring that it goes beyond the academic to have a real impact on public policy and on the provision of local services.
We are a family-friendly employer and will be happy to negotiate on working arrangements to achieve a good work / life balance. This Junior Analyst role is being offered on a permanent part-time or full-time basis and the successful applicant would be expected to work between 22.5 hours and 37 hours per week. We have a hybrid approach to working which includes a mixture of home working alongside some ‘team days’ being held in our office base at Sunley House in Papworth Everard.
For further information about the role, please see the attached Job Specification. For an informal chat, please contact Sian Loveday (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note: The application period for this role closes on Sunday 8th January 2023. Following shortlisting, the interview selection process will be undertaken in two stages. Firstly, an Excel assessment task will take place at 09:30 on Thursday 12th January 2023 which will test basic data management and analysis skills. Candidates will require access to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets or Numbers. Successful candidates will then be invited to an online interview, taking place on Tuesday 17th January 2023. Both the assessment and interviews will take place online via Microsoft Teams.
This role would suit someone with knowledge of data collection and analysis. This knowledge could have been gained through employment or study. You should be prepared to provide examples of scenarios when you have worked with a dataset(s) and with analysis software (for example Excel, PowerBI or GIS).
Our researchers come from a variety of study and work-based backgrounds such as geography, politics, philosophy, anthropology, maths and engineering but we all tend to be numerate, problem-solving individuals. A degree is desirable but not essential. Training and development opportunities will be provided and we encourage applications from anyone that is passionate about drawing meaning from data.
Please see the attached Job Specification for full details.
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