Fixed Term, 12 months
Up to £27,940 per annum
Closing Date: 7th July 2021
*The position will initially be home based work. However, when government guidelines allow the role may then revert to being more or fully office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options in line with Essex County Council mobile flexible working policy.
At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million residents. We work had to meet our residents' needs - from protecting vulnerable children to helping older residents remain independent; from improving quality of life through better public health to unlocking economic opportunities across our towns and cities. We need to take decisions based on high-quality insights and be disciplined in the way we track our progress and performance. Our brand-new Performance & Business Intelligence Team will help us to do this, and so much more.
As a Performance Officer, it'll be your job to turn our deep well of data into insights that can help senior leaders take operational and strategic decisions. Working to support one of the council's key business areas - Adult Social Care, Children Services, Place & Public Health, or our corporate functions, you'll build reports that tell a story, exposing the questions our senior leaders need to focus on. You'll develop a role as a trusted specialist business intelligence adviser - helping senior leaders to understand what the data means for their business, and supporting effective performance conversations.
You will work in partnership with stakeholders across the organisation helping to visualise performance information through the creative use of reporting solutions such as Microsoft Power BI. You'll be a key part of a new team, building the council's capacity and capability to ask and answer difficult questions.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
On top of your ability to manipulate data and present with confidence, you'll need strong people skills. You'll work closely with business areas and Analysts, making sure intelligence is aligned to the Council's strategic aims and priorities.
We're an evidence-led organisation, but you'll also need to understand the complexities of working in a political environment and be able to appreciate and respond to different perspectives. We'll also expect you to prepare clear and concise reports and make robust recommendations.
In return, you can look forward an excellent rewards package, as well as flexible working and long-term career opportunities.
Contact and apply
We are recruiting for roles that will be aligned to support some of the council's main business functions - Adults Social Care and Children and Family Services. Where applicants wish to be considered for role alignment to a particular function, please indicate this clearly within your supporting statement.
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.