Suffolk County Council has an exciting opportunity available for you to join us as a SODA Analyst and Researcher based in Ipswich. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £27,041 per annum.
About the SODA Analyst and Researcher role:
The Suffolk Office of Data and Analytics (SODA) is an exciting, innovative function, set up by Suffolk’s public service organisations, with the purpose of developing new, joined-up insights to inform policy and service design and delivery.
SODA is one of only a dozen similar efforts across the country. Therefore, this role sits within an innovative and pioneering function that brings together public service organisations, ensuring that data and information is shared and used for the benefit of all Suffolk’s residents.
Your responsibilities as our SODA Analyst and Researcher will include:
Contribute to SODA projects.
Act as a specialist and facilitator in supporting SODA partner organisations’ in extracting their data.
Research, manipulate and analyse data and information to answer questions generated by partner organisations.
Produce and present output of data analysis appropriate for a diverse audience to provide the best evidence base to support decision making across SODA partners.
You will be expected to be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. The role requires well developed intellectual rigour, analytical skill, writing skill, political awareness, negotiation skills and flexibility. The post holder will have access to a vast array of data and information and will be required to deal with this appropriately and sensitively. Given the role works across several different organisations, relationship building skills and tact and diplomacy are required.
Requirements needed to become our SODA Analyst and Researcher:
Suitable qualification at graduate level or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work.
Proven experience of the use of tools such as SQL Report Builder, MS Excel, MS Power BI, and ability to learn new reporting tools.
Good level of literacy, numerical and in-depth analytical skills, including the ability to manipulate large data sets.
Experience in researching, processing, and analysing large volumes of data through the use of analytical techniques and both quantitative and qualitative products.
Experience of collecting and collating data from a variety of systems and formats.
Experience in reading, understanding, creating, and communicating data and information as insight.
Experience of innovative and creative approaches to problem solving, demonstrating a high level of critical and analytical thinking, being methodical, creative and with an eye for detail.
Experience in the analysis, interpretation, and inference development of complex information.
Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
We will offer you:
Suffolk County Council offers an extensive reward package that combines pay, pension, and a range of additional benefits including:
Performance related pay progression
Instant e-vouchers for some of the UK's top retailers, such as 8% off at M&S, 5% off at Tesco and 4% off at Sainsbury's, plus discounts at hundreds of other retailers and brands
Financial wellbeing support, including low interest loans
Access to the Suffolk Credit Union
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
Discounted travel schemes
We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have limitations on staff working in our offices and most of the staff continue to work from home.
Why not click ‘apply’ today to find out more about the role and be considered as our SODA Analyst and Researcher – we would love to hear from you!
Closing date: 11.55pm, 29th November 2021
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