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Data and Information Analyst

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full and Part Time
Working Pattern:
Full time and Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/09/2019 23:59
£28,785.00-£31,371.00 (pro rata)
Hours per week:
18.5 hours X2 posts or 1FT@ 37 hours
Job Category:
Information Management
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council Office - Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
15 Sep

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Data and Information Analyst

Summary of Post

The role supports service improvement, focusing on schools and Education, by effective use of resources and planning of future services through the collation, analysis, production and presentation of management information.

This advert is open to two part-time roles (18.5hours) or alternatively one person fulfilling both roles as a full time position.

The post holder will play a role in not only improving outcomes for children and young people across the area, but also in helping ensure that the statistical and performance monitoring needs of the council, its management, members and regulators/inspectors are met.

You will use tools such as Crystal Reports and Excel.

Interviews scheduled for Thursday 26th Sept

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

The Education Data and Performance team are responsible for the collection, input, analysis, interpretation, manipulation and validation of departmental data and information, the production of departmental and statutory statistics, and for supporting teams to improve and achieve their performance and fulfil their responsibilities.

The work undertaken by the post holder will form the basis of decision making on such things as resource allocation and policy changes involving all of the Department’s services across all client groups and areas. It will provide both Elected Members and senior managers with key management information where the relevance, accuracy and validity of the information will be the entire responsibility of the post holder.

You will analyse that information and investigate the causes and contributing factors to good and poor performance. Under the direction of a Senior Manager you may also lead projects to propose and undertake actions to improve service performance and data quality

Work undertaken will form official statistics used by government and other agencies to judge the Department’s performance which may affect the funding assigned by the Government to the Department and schools. Such statistics may therefore be politically sensitive, and subject to scrutiny by the local public and media. Thus it is vital to have a grasp of the impact and significance of information.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


1. Educated to degree level or equivalent, or have relevant experience in a similar role.

2. Well developed communication skills to present and explain results clearly and succinctly to users with varying levels of technical knowledge, to be able to use the data and your skills to influence and persuade future behaviour, and also to interpret and agree customer needs and turn this into a report specification

3. Proven ability to use initiative, and to work independently and to established deadlines. You will have experience of managing your work programme and balance the prioritisation and achievement of planned tasks with new and changing project demands.

4. Good team working skills, including the ability to foster good team working among multidisciplinary groups.

5. Advanced skills in Excel (or similar) and experience of using reporting and analytical software (e.g. SQL Reporting, Crystal Reporting etc) and a good working knowledge of word processing software.

6. Proven expertise and ability in analytical and research skills, including the manipulation of large amounts of statistical data from complex databases.

7. Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


1. Educated to degree level or equivalent in a subject with statistical or significant numerical and/or computing content

2. Experience of data analysis and/or collection in an Education setting.

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact:
Alison Bateman, Performance and Data Manager - Education, 01454 86 3230 or Alison.bateman@southglos.gov.uk

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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