Analyst - Public Health Intelligence - Working for Essex
Salary: From £35,572 to £41,850 per annum
Closing date: 16 Jun 2024
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 16935
Role: Public Health
About the role

Analyst - Public Health Intelligence

Fixed Term, 12 months

Full Time, 37 hours per week

From £35,572 to £41,850 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Closing Date: 16th June 2024

Job Purpose

The Analyst role is critical in providing senior leaders and politicians with the information and business intelligence needed for effective leadership, governance and decision making.

Successful candidates will join a contingent of specialist population health analysts and researchers within the policy unit, with the responsibility of supporting the Director of Public Health and the organisation, to understand the health needs of the Essex population and to provide high-quality analyses and strategic insight.

The post holder will have recognised technical ability in a range of data science and/or analytical specialisms and will provide detailed technical advice on their area of expertise, championing an ‘analytics first’ culture both within and outside of the organisation. Ideal candidates will posses relevant experience which reflects strong numeracy skills ideally in public health, statistics, or a health-related field.

Post holders will be required to employ a range of data science, data visualisation and analytical techniques in their work. Typical tasks will include: scoping and development of system / reporting requirements; ‘deep dive’ analyses; mapping; and predictive analytics such as population and demand forecasting or risk stratification, for example. This will require working with a wide range of data and evidence sources, including local, partner and open sources for the development of services and products to agreed service standards.


Have specialist knowledge of public health statistical techniques, close familiarity with sources of data on health, demographics, and wider determinants, and the ability to derive and share population health insights with a variety of audiences.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to work in partnership across the health and wellbeing system. Strong technical skills in the use of analytical software to create dashboards, maps, and tabular presentations.

Experience with database querying or statistical programming languages.

Responsible for providing Senior Leaders and stakeholders with the information and business intelligence required for effective leadership, governance, commissioning and decision making.

Responsible for using a range of sources and analytical techniques to produce high quality analysis, giving clear recommendations for action to improve outcomes for local people and/or organisational effectiveness.

Responsible for using understanding of the business, its processes, data and priorities and applying analytical techniques to present, communicate and disseminate analytical products effectively, appropriately and with high impact.

Responsible for leading and developing predictive and other analytical projects to enable stakeholders to understand and proactively manage demand for council services and support the prioritisation of resources.

Responsible for embedding and providing forward looking insight on the performance of ECC’s strategic priorities by aligning predictive analytics with performance reporting frameworks.

Working collaboratively with stakeholders, analysts and researchers to scope requirements and develop robust insightful products that enable colleagues to understand current and future needs, demands, trends and supply across geographies.

Responsible for using intellectual curiosity to proactively explore areas and provide useful, timely analysis that enables the organisation to focus on demand management and prevention, as well as ‘whole systems’ integration.

Responsible for producing high quality analysis that draws on a range of sources and uses the most appropriate medium to visualise data to tell compelling and actionable stories with clear recommendations to improve outcomes for local people or organisational effectiveness.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience.

Evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area.

Experience of having worked within local government or public sector environment would be preferred, and in addition to the technical skills required in this role, it is desirable that the post holder has specialist knowledge of a business area within ECC.

Practical experience and knowledge of a range of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools, with examples of having produced recommendations that led to improvement.

Knowledge and understanding of the practical implementation of the Data Protection Act, in relation to handling data for analytical and research purposes.

Experience of presenting data and analysis in a creative was, utilising a range of data visualisation techniques to communicate complex messages simply to a range of audiences.

Excellent collaboration and communication skills and experience of working as part of multi-disciplinary teams and in a matrix environment.

A self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload in a busy environment.

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What you should do next

Please apply via the Working for Essex website, ensuring you provide an up to date CV and Supporting Statement when prompted.

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