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Information Analyst

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/07/2019 23:59
£28,785 - £31,371
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Information Management
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
21 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The role supports service improvement, focusing on social care and early help services, by effective use of resources and planning of future services through the collation, analysis, production and presentation of management information and business intelligence.

The post holder will play an important role in helping to improve outcomes for adults, children and young people in South Gloucestershire, and helping ensure the statistical and performance monitoring needs of the council, its management, members and regulators/inspectors are met.

You will use tools such as Business Objects, Crystal Reports and Excel.

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 post holder will analyse information and investigate the causes and contributing factors to good and poor performance across adult social care services. Under the direction of a Senior Manager they may also lead projects to propose and undertake actions to improve service performance and data quality.

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.

The post holder will be required to sensitively manage the demands of information compliance work and performance improvement initiatives they are trying to progress, against the need for operational teams to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and adults, and people in need of social housing in South Gloucestershire.

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.

While the post holder will tend to specialise in the analysis of adult social care they will be required to work flexibly and at times work on other business areas of the Department, requiring them to familiarise themselves with them at short notice, and needing to maintain the high standards of work expected of the team.

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, as well as being able to use the data and your skills to influence and persuade future behaviour, as well as 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 that emerge.

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

5. Advanced skills in Excel (or similar) with experience of merging, analysing and reporting from multiple data sets 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 in an Education, Social Care, Health or similar setting, preferably in a large multi-site, multi-user context.

3. Understanding of the adult social care environment and associated services, including the relationship between health services and adult social care, integration initiatives such as the Better Care Fund and the current statutory performance frameworks.

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact:
Ed Gibbons, Social Care Performance Manager, 01454 86 3256

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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