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Senior Analyst

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1030
  • Published: Mon 26/02/2024, 18:00 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 27/02/2024, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 46,041.00 - 49,083.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: PO4 (£46,041-£49,083)

Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: 27/02/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): After close.


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Here at Waltham Forest, we are at an exciting point in our data and analytics journey. We are soon to deploy a brand-new data strategy and we are innovating with technology to help us achieve our ambition of becoming a leading data driven organisation. This role will support that agenda. You will have the opportunity to bring your current skills to make a significant impact on our current offer, but you will also have the opportunity to learn and use modern technology to deliver cutting edge data and analysis products.

We are seeking a Performance Analyst to work within the Data & Intelligence Team with remit that covers HR data, Corporate Performance, and statutory returns. The candidate can use a range of sources and analytical techniques to produce high-quality analysis and reporting, including recommendations for action and improvement, plan and deliver Data & Intelligence projects which generate new insights to drive operational decision-making and service improvement, and support the development and embedding of insight and intelligence culture throughout the council. The candidate will support the development of self-service reporting using R and Power BI.

Some of the key tasks for this role will be:
  • Prepare and analyse data to produce intelligence and insights about council workforce, services and the borough.
  • Design and develop visual reports and dashboards to provide actionable intelligence for managers and decision-makers.
  • Identify and assess problems with the quality of data that is used for and presented in data reporting and take action to address issues identified.
  • Contribute to (and lead where appropriate) the completion and submission of statutory reporting requirements, including returns required by government departments and regulators.
  • Support regulatory processes, e.g. Ofsted Inspections.
  • Deliver an innovative portfolio of data reporting and analysis to enable better management oversight and identify areas of need.
  • Develop a self-serve model for access to data reporting and analysis products.
We are looking for a candidate with:
  • Demonstrable skills in Excel, SQL, and R.
  • Experience in producing data reporting and analysis with tools such as Power BI.
  • Experience of the statutory data requirements of a Local Authority.
  • Experience of using HR data.
  • Knowledge of database administration (advantageous).
  • Data visualisation and data story telling skills.
  • Experience or knowledge of statistical analysis.
To succeed you will need:
  • To have the ability to build and manage effective relationships at all levels across the organisation.
  • To be tenacious in your ambition to improve outcomes for citizens through data.
  • To be pro-active in your endeavours to progress work and build relationships.
  • Excellent analytical and investigatory skills to interpret varied and complex information and be able to understand concepts quickly.
  • The technical ability to effectively use data reporting tools, to drive innovation in use of data and be able to quality assure your team's output.
  • The ability to analyse and interpret complex data sets and present them effectively to various audiences to inform decision-making and prioritisation.
  • The ability to work sensitively, empathetically, and collaboratively across a wide range of stakeholders to achieve the desired outcomes.

>> Click here to download the Role Profile <<

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact dataandintelligenceteam@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1030
  • Published: Mon 26/02/2024, 18:00 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 27/02/2024, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 46,041.00 - 49,083.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed