Analyst - Children and Families Hub

England, Essex, Colchester
09 Sep 2020
07 Oct 2020
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.

The role
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.

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.

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.

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.

  • In turn, we can offer you a highly competitive package that includes access to our desirable pension scheme, life assurance (of three times your salary), generous annual leave - plus the option to buy additional holiday. Optional benefits such as tax-free savings on childcare and discounted health and dental care are also available, and we will encourage you to develop your skills with ongoing training opportunities.

    Crucially, we know that there is more to life than work. We are a motivated and enthusiastic team - but we want you to find an exceptional work/life balance. As such, you will be encouraged to make the most of our commitment to flexible working arrangements.

    So, if you want a better quality of life - complemented by a high degree of job satisfaction - then we would be delighted to welcome you to our friendly and inclusive team.

    As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

    Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

    Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

    We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

    If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.