Intelligence and Insight Lead - Growth and Regeneration

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£46,845 - £48,636
17 Mar 2021
11 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About the role

In Kirklees we are on an exciting journey to create a truly intelligence-led Council to inform and support the delivery of the Kirklees Outcomes.

Our new Intelligence and Performance Service is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of data, research, consultation, intelligence, performance and data analytics expertise to support and promote intelligence and insight informed decisions across the Council and partners.

This role will be responsible for scoping the intelligence requirements of our new Growth and Regeneration Directorate, working with senior managers and officers from services across the Directorate. You will lead on the development and delivery of a high quality data, intelligence and analytical offer to the Growth and Regeneration Directorate, Council and partners with a focus on improving housing, economic and adult skills outcomes in Kirklees.

Working closely with colleagues across the Council and partners, you will:

  • Actively promote and identify opportunities for the use of intelligence and insight across a broad range of areas including housing; local businesses and skills and town centre regeneration.
  • Lead the development and delivery of a high quality data and analytical support offering to the Growth and Regeneration Directorate and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide intelligence support in preparation for, and in response to, regulatory activity.
  • Lead initiatives to improve the quality of data and the efficiency of data processing.
  • Manage and develop staff responsible for the provision of data, intelligence and data analytics building on sector and industry best-practice.

About you

We’re looking for an intelligence professional with the skills, knowledge and expertise to make a real difference to the lives of people in Kirklees. Alongside your technical expertise, you will have great skills in building relationships and you’ll also have knowledge and an understanding of policy, legislation and best practice in relation to housing, economic growth, regeneration and adult skills.

You will be committed to continuous improvement and have a desire to succeed – individually and as part of a team. You’ll be energised by change, new ways of working and the opportunity to improve services to make a tangible difference to people’s lives. We’re looking for someone who shares our ambition to be at the forefront of intelligence-led delivery.

If you have the skills and ambition we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

About us

Kirklees is set in the heart of beautiful West Yorkshire and has a growing population of c440,000. With the two major centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury, it also encompasses several smaller towns. It is well served by both rail and road networks and is in close proximity to Leeds and Manchester.

We are a metropolitan single tier authority, the 13th biggest local authority in the UK in terms of population. We have an elected leader and cabinet structure, and a very talented and dedicated workforce.

We are committed to building a strong local democracy and offer many exciting career opportunities for those who want to help us achieve this. We value our workforce and want everyone to have their say. We are a modern and progressive council, committed to family friendly, flexible and agile ways of working - as well as offering many other benefits including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement of 27.5 days a year (plus public holidays). We’re committed to staff development and continuous improvement.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Bewsher (Intelligence and Impact Strategic Lead) at

Closing date: 11th April 2021

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview (via MS Teams) week beginning 26 April 2021.

Closing date  

11 April 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Important Information

Intelligence and Insight Lead G+R Job Profile FINAL.pdf – 213KB