Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.
The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050.
Your new role
We are looking for an experienced Data Analyst to join the Operational Performance & Intelligence Team on a full time (open to part time or job share), FTC basis (until 30/09/2022). As a Data Analyst, you will deliver reproducible analytics using SQL, SSRS, SSIS and SSAS. You will conduct statistical analysis that drives performance, value for money and outcomes for our citizens including econometrics.
You will take the responsibility to deliver statutory data returns, ensuring that there are effective analytics in place to gain strong insight from them. You will complete all statutory data functions to a high standard and complete them within deadlines. You will work to support and develop the team’s self-service data access vision.
As a Data Analyst, you will ensure that data is used ethically and within the appropriate legislative frameworks. You will work to improve data quality and find innovative solutions for maintaining data quality. This role operates across a number of critical areas of the council, but it will have a primary focus on children`s education and the regulatory inspections processes by Ofsted and CQC as well as responsibility to collate and compile a number of statutory returns.
This post will be predominantly working from home and it is open to job share or part time.
Full job description is available upon request.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, you need to be a highly experienced data analyst who is very proficient in the use of SQL for data analyses. Previous experience of working in a similar role in a local authority will be highly advantageous but not essential. It is essential that you have experience in the use of SSAS, SSIS, SSRS and POWER BI to be considered for this role.
Your application will not be considered if you do not have SQL experience.
This role will suit a data scientist or an experienced data analyst. Background in Mathematics / Statistics / Engineering or another Science base will be highly advantageous.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working - blended approach to office and home working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-On-Sea Borough Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the Why Work for us Tab.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
“Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above. This will be dependent on the volume of applications received.”
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age, religion, or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.