Data Coordinator

Location
16 Summer Lane
Salary
£23,578 to £27,579
Posted
18 Nov 2021
Closes
05 Dec 2021
Job Ref
WMCA00501
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

The Digital and Data team has recently been revamped. We are creating a high performing team that can provide excellent support to the complex multi functions of the WMCA. Our key aim is to deliver a robust, high-quality customer-focused Digital and Data function to our stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to join us at a time when we’re modernising our ways of working and delivering significant advancements in our digital services – and your expertise will help develop and shape our future vision and implement cutting edge technologies.

The role will be responsible for supporting the Data Insight Service, reporting into the Product Manager, in the collection, chasing and management of data provided by external partners into the central hub of transport and land use planning. This data is used to monitor performance, manage upcoming schemes communication and primarily update the transport modelling and forecasting.

The role provides an opportunity to work with the Data Insight Service and the partner organisations to continually improve how the data is collected to increase the frequency, minimise the input effort and to validate the data against other sources, ensuring timely, accurate and trusted information.

What will you be doing?

  • Be responsible for the timely and accurate collection of data.
  • Be the first point of contact both internally and for our external partners on data related issues, promoting data quality and efficient data practices.
  • Organise and facilitate amendments to core data, maintaining a version history and evidencing reasons for change.
  • Contribute in the development of excellent data management processes with our various partner organisations.
  • Contribute to reports for internal and external stakeholders within the business.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information reporting.
  • Assist with the production of monthly KPI reporting on the data submissions and quality.
  • Collect key data about transport schemes and land use planning into the reporting database and check for anomalies, keep a log of all missing data and inconsistencies, and contact clients and stakeholders as needed to request clarifications and rectifications.
  • Collect data according to standard definitions and follow a data collection procedure in order to ensure validity and integrity.
  • Ensure compliance of the Policy and Strategy Department with all aspects of data compliance and security (e.g. GDPR).

About you

  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Experience across MS Office, especially in relation to Microsoft Excel.
  • Have an understanding of data quality controls and processes.
  • Have the ability to organise your own workload, effectively prioritise and work to deadlines under your line managers supervision.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we’ve shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together. Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands – that’s our reason for being here and it drives every move we make. We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region – a happier, healthier, better connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected. We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality and curiosity from those who work with us.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be, and welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We’re dedicated to providing a broad range of rewards and benefits and constantly benchmark our benefits packages to ensure they are attractive for all our people. As well as a competitive salary, employees also receive 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and access to a great pension scheme.

Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.

About your application

The online Application Form you'll be asked to complete plays a key part in our recruitment and selection process. We use the information you provide to decide whether to invite you for an interview. It is important that you complete the Application Form as fully and accurately as possible. You will be asked to upload a Supporting Statement (not a CV) and this should include specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying. 

If you would like to discuss alternative methods to the online application as a reasonable adjustment please contact the Resourcing Team by email (careers@wmca.org.uk).

Supporting documents
Role Profile - Data Coordinator.docx