Performance Reporting Analyst

Job Title: Performance Reporting Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: £35497 - £39114 + Excellent Benefits
Reference: RB5035
Job Published: January 25, 2019 15:13

Job Description

Robertson Bell are proud to be working in a retained partnership with Department for Education on a national recruitment campaign for Finance, Risk and Assurance. 

DfE are a ministerial department supported by 18 agencies, public bodies, and non-ministerial departments, with offices based across England including Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Coventry and Darlington. They are responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills across England. They work to provide children’s services and education that ensure opportunity is equal for all, no matter what their background or family circumstances. 

Supporting the Departmental Performance Lead, you will assist in developing and implementing a performance management framework to ensure that DfE continues to deliver its ambitions. You will set out and communicate how the department manages performance, inspiring individuals and teams to engage as appropriate. This will include internal and external reporting processes and will drive increased alignment to other departmental processes, such as business planning. Much of the reporting system sits outside of this team, so the post holder will need to bring performance leads from across the department together to implement a coherent framework. 

The postholder will need to adopt an optimistic and pragmatic approach to solving problems as the role won’t be without challenges. For example, the department has historically focused on a small number of priority areas. You will therefore need to successfully engage less visible parts of the business, selling them on the value of sharing of information and the offer of support from the relevant committees. 

The deliverables of the team are still being established and this is an excellent opportunity to shape the process of reporting and to set the direction of the team’s impact. The postholder will be specifically responsible for: 

• Balanced reporting on performance to internal and external stakeholders including the departmental quarterly performance report and contributing to the annual report and accounts
• Assisting in the production of advice for the Departmental Board and the Leadership Team on progress against key commitments 
• Engaging with reporting leads from the corporate centre and across the department to build the performance management capability and influence, while being sensitive to the challenges different audiences face 

As Performance Reporting Analyst, you will have a passion for delivering change and the personality to lead and influence people throughout the department. Have excellent analysis skills required for routine digesting and filtering of large amounts of information from financial issues to corporate transformation. The successful candidate will have relevant experiences within complex environments due the scale of the organisation. Experience of performance management would be an advantage but is not essential. This is a rare opportunity to join an organisation which will allow you to drive through change and put a stamp on a new post within DfE.