Senior Data Analyst
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.
Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
We are looking for an experienced Senior Data Analyst to join the Operational Performance & Intelligence Team on a full time and permanent basis. This role will be based within a diverse and innovative team, and it is offered on a flexible and hybrid working basis (combination of working from home and the office).
As a Senior Data Analyst, you will deliver reproducible analytics using SQL and conduct statistical analysis that drives performance, value for money and outcomes for our citizens including econometrics. You will have the opportunity to use advanced techniques including the application of AI e.g., ML. You will be supported to upskill and innovate in these areas if required. You will also take the responsibility to deliver statutory data returns, ensuring that there are effective analytics in place to gain strong insight from them.
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What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, you need to be an experienced data analyst who is highly proficient in the use of SQL for data analyses (experience in R / Python is desirable). Your application will NOT be considered if you do not have SQL experience. Previous experience of working in a similar role in a local authority is highly advantageous but not essential. You need to be able to communicate effectively across all levels and be able to work to deadlines, establish good working relationships with clients and other stakeholders and be responsible for accurate and timely data input and tracking.
This role will be primarily focused on Adult Social Care so previous experience in supporting this client group would be ideal. This role will suit a data scientist or an experienced data analyst who has a background or a degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Engineering or similar.
Previous line management experience is desirable but not essential as training will be given.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City 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 so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to. 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 or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.