Worcestershire Research & Intelligence Officer
Worcestershire Research and Intelligence Officer
Bromsgrove District Council
Grade 6 (SCP 19 – 24), £25,481 - £28,672 per annum
Full-Time: 37 Hours
Fixed Term Contract - 12 Months
Ability to travel independently around the Worcestershire County.
Bromsgrove District Council has a fantastic opportunity for a well-qualified and enthusiastic person to join the Strategic Housing Team and support the work of the other Strategic Housing Teams across the six Worcestershire local authorities as a Research and Intelligence Officer.
This will be a varied role, where the successful candidate will work on research programmes using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques to inform decisions on the design and delivery of council services.
The successful candidate will have significant experience of providing meaningful forward-looking research and analysis to inform decision-making, which could include evaluation, forecasting, consultation, policy or market research. You should have experience of managing projects with multiple priorities and presenting results to senior managers and Councillors.
Proactive, independent and forward-thinking, it is essential that you can demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving, high level communication skills (both verbal and written) and that you are able to understand, interpret and convey complex findings to both operational and strategic audiences.
You must be able to work effectively with staff at a variety of levels, inside and outside the organisation. Your IT skills will be excellent, and you will be able to work in a structured way without supervision to meet deadlines. You will be highly motivated and keen to develop your own skills, knowledge and techniques as required.
We are able to offer some agile working, so that you can split your time between the office and home, but you will be required to travel across Worcestershire as and when needs arise. The role is based at Bromsgrove District Council, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA.
In return, you can look forward to:
• 23 days annual leave rising to 28 after five years local government service plus statutory holidays and one fixed day, agreed annually by management (usually Christmas)
• 37-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
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Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
How to apply - complete an online application form by selecting the link at the end of this advert.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Application Closing Date: Monday 17 January 2022
Interviews will be held on Thursday 27th January 2022
If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, you should assume that unfortunately your application was not successful on this occasion.