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Public Health Officer (Test and Trace) Data Analyst & Governance

Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, West Midlands
£27,741 - £34,728
Closing date
29 Jul 2021

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Public Health Officer – Intelligence & Governance (Test & Trace)

£27,741 - £34,728 Woodcock Street, Birmingham

Working 36.5.hrs per week; fixed term appointment up to 30th September 2022

About Us

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our multi-disciplinary Public Health Division in a officer role. This is a rare opportunity for a highly skilled individual to join Public Health within the largest Local Authority in the country and lead work that contributes to Birmingham being a great city that enables people to live healthy and active lives. Join us and you won’t just improve life for 1.1 million people, you’ll help Birmingham become one of the world’s most successful, sustainable cities.

The Public Health Division is engaged in a dynamic and diverse range of innovative work at a local, regional, national and international level.

This fixed term position will be within the Test & Trace team focusing on Birmingham’s response to ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Test & Trace team will be responsible for delivering the Local Outbreak Management Plan.

This role will provide Officer support to the Public Health Division Test & Trace function.

The role will provide officer level and project management surge capacity to this high-profile team during our covid-19 emergency response. This role will be a key component of the test and trace function and will be required to provide specialist input to this work area. There are three variations of Grade 4 (Gr4) Officer roles within the test and trace function which reflect the requirements of the three different thematic areas.

This is a full-time role and this role reports to the Senior Officer.

Test & Trace (Intelligence and Governance)

The team leads on intelligence, including data analysis and report collation, and governance, supporting the local outbreak engagement board and the three setting-specific outbreak response cells. The team is key in delivering the local outbreak response plan and ensuring we are able to interpret the data from Public Health England and the national test and trace service alongside local intelligence at pace to avoid escalation of local outbreaks. The team will work closely with the wider test and trace function and support rapid management of data and intelligence on a daily basis across the week to inform our outbreak response and support the wider governance and delivery of the test and trace programme within the Council. This role will have a primary focus on governance and some level of analytical work representing approximately 70% governance and 30% analytical. 

Key Responsibilities

This is an ideal opportunity for somebody who:

    • Works to tight deadlines with superb technical ability is a must for this role along with being highly organised and able to work calmly under pressure.
    • Is able to work independently, and to work effectively as part of a team.
    • Has demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Public Health priorities.
    • Good level of general IT skills and the ability to use appropriate specialist in-house software packages (in particular, knowledge of PowerBI desirable).
    • Develop dashboards working with data analytics tools and other systems to blend data in order to create reports for internal and external use.
    • Has substantial experience of working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in supporting Public Health outcomes, for example elected members.
    • Has experience in developing and managing staff through both formal and informal opportunities and ensuring team’s objectives are met.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact:

Dr Julia Duke-MacRae, Consultant in Public Health Public Health Birmingham.


Closing Date: 27th June 2021

Please note: CVs will not be considered.

When applying, you are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the person specification and job description.

We have one full time position available; informal enquiries are welcomed.

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.

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