Business Partner: Performance & Business Intelligence

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£49939.2 - £58752 per annum
13 Jul 2021
03 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Business Partner: Performance and Business Intelligence (Education)

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £58,752 per annum

Location: Chelmsford*

Closing Date: 1st August 2021

About us

At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million residents. We work hard 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 Performance & Business Intelligence team helps us do this and so much more.

About you

As a Business Partner focused on Performance and Intelligence, you will work alongside our Education function putting in place the tools to help senior leaders understand their progress and performance against strategic priorities. You will provide insights to help them understand their business, the outcomes achieved by pupils across different populations, cohorts and communities and the factors that influence the success of the local education system. You will provide constructive challenge and to help inform both strategic and operational decisions.

You'll lead a team of analysts, performance officers and data developers, making sure that high-quality reporting and analysis inspires the best conversations, the right decisions and the most productive action. You will be responsible for the provision of effective data and will be an advocate for the use of evidence in decision-making.

This is a new team and getting it up and running successfully is incredibly important. To be an influential voice, you'll bring a significant track record of providing high quality insight with impact in a large, complex organisation.

In return, you can look forward to an excellent rewards package, as well as flexible working and long-term career opportunities.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We're looking for experience of implementing effective performance management frameworks, as well as a proven background of providing intelligence to shape decisions within a large complex organisation.

This position will be aligned to support the council's Education function.

The full role profile and a list of our Organisational Behaviours are avaialble to view via the full advert on the Working for Essex website.


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

*This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

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.