Summary of Post
The role supports service improvement, focusing on schools and Education, by effective use of resources and planning of future services through the collation, analysis, production and presentation of management information.
This advert is open to two part-time roles (18.5hours) or alternatively one person fulfilling both roles as a full time position.
The post holder will play a role in not only improving outcomes for children and young people across the area, but also in helping ensure that the statistical and performance monitoring needs of the council, its management, members and regulators/inspectors are met.
You will use tools such as Crystal Reports and Excel.
Interviews scheduled for Thursday 26th Sept
South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.
The Education Data and Performance team are responsible for the collection, input, analysis, interpretation, manipulation and validation of departmental data and information, the production of departmental and statutory statistics, and for supporting teams to improve and achieve their performance and fulfil their responsibilities.
The work undertaken by the post holder will form the basis of decision making on such things as resource allocation and policy changes involving all of the Department’s services across all client groups and areas. It will provide both Elected Members and senior managers with key management information where the relevance, accuracy and validity of the information will be the entire responsibility of the post holder.
You will analyse that information and investigate the causes and contributing factors to good and poor performance. Under the direction of a Senior Manager you may also lead projects to propose and undertake actions to improve service performance and data quality
Work undertaken will form official statistics used by government and other agencies to judge the Department’s performance which may affect the funding assigned by the Government to the Department and schools. Such statistics may therefore be politically sensitive, and subject to scrutiny by the local public and media. Thus it is vital to have a grasp of the impact and significance of information.
To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.
1. Educated to degree level or equivalent, or have relevant experience in a similar role.
2. Well developed communication skills to present and explain results clearly and succinctly to users with varying levels of technical knowledge, to be able to use the data and your skills to influence and persuade future behaviour, and also to interpret and agree customer needs and turn this into a report specification
3. Proven ability to use initiative, and to work independently and to established deadlines. You will have experience of managing your work programme and balance the prioritisation and achievement of planned tasks with new and changing project demands.
4. Good team working skills, including the ability to foster good team working among multidisciplinary groups.
5. Advanced skills in Excel (or similar) and experience of using reporting and analytical software (e.g. SQL Reporting, Crystal Reporting etc) and a good working knowledge of word processing software.
6. Proven expertise and ability in analytical and research skills, including the manipulation of large amounts of statistical data from complex databases.
7. Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.
1. Educated to degree level or equivalent in a subject with statistical or significant numerical and/or computing content
2. Experience of data analysis and/or collection in an Education setting.
For further information after reading the job summary, please contact:
Alison Bateman, Performance and Data Manager - Education,
Salary: £28,785 - £31,371 (pro rata to hours worked)
Hours: 37hr or 2 x 18.5hr roles
Closing Date: 13/09/2019
South Gloucestershire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.