Birmingham City Council

Policy & Research Analyst – Public Participation

14 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
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Policy & Research Analyst, Public Participation

Salary £28,226 - £35,336 


If you could help communities thrive and grow, how would you do it?

Birmingham is a place where people come together. It’s a city where innovation and empathy meet. Where bold becomes bolder. And people put each other first. Join our brand-new Public Participation Team. Help us make sure our diverse and vibrant communities have the strongest voice the future of their city. 

About the Public Participation Team

Leading public involvement and developing engagement activity, we’ll ensure the Council can make the best possible use of the insight we gather from Birmingham’s communities. We’ll grow a deeper understanding of public attitudes, experiences and concerns, to help the Council inform, shape and improve its services. Bringing together expertise in social and attitudinal research as well as public involvement techniques and approaches, we’ll guide other directorates in their engagement activity. And we’ll set new standards for engaging citizens in strategic programmes.

About the role

Your focus will be on supporting the research and analysis that enables the development and delivery of public engagement. Working across multiple workstreams your responsibilities will include analysing data trends and patterns, providing reports and information through a variety of formats, including digital solutions. You can play a key role in promoting public participation that drives policy development, supports strategic planning and informs the delivery of key council initiatives. It’s your opportunity to help tackle inequality within the city and improve outcomes for our citizens.

Your role will involve supporting the Public Participation Team in their work enhancing the public voice in strategic decision making. This includes providing vital business insights through analytical consulting, people insights and intelligence, data and analytics, system improvement, data interrogation, dashboard design and management, data quality and governance.

To be successful in this role it’s likely that you’ll bring:

  • A professional qualification in research and insight methods or policy development or relevant experience
  • Expertise in research and data analysis tools and techniques, with a good understanding of data flow, modelling and database design
  • Experience of delivering public engagement, with a sound understanding of public engagement tools and techniques
  • Skills in data interpretation and using data and information for analysis in support of decision making
  • Experience to work independently using your own initiative, as part of a multi-discipline team and within a matrix management structure
  • Skills in supporting projects/programmes across a wide range of colleagues, partners and the public, preferably within a local authority or similar organisation

What we offer in return

We’re committed to creating an environment that promotes diversity and inclusivity, healthy lifestyle choices, wellbeing and balance. We’ll empower you to be the best you can be, with coaching, mentoring and training programmes that meet your professional and personal development needs at every stage of your career with us.  

We’re also proud to offer:

  • Family friendly policies.
  • A range of benefits, including membership of the West Midlands Pension Fund, discounted gym membership and a confidential employee assistance programme.
  • 29 days’ annual leave increasing with length of service, plus the option to purchase additional days.

Birmingham is a city on the move. Be part of it.

Please see our microsite for further information and how to apply - 

You must upload a CV and Supporting Statement via the miscellaneous attachment on to your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered.

All roles will close at midday on Monday 8th August, and we will be shortlisting on a rolling basis, because we know how important it is to keep you informed on the progress of your application. Don’t be surprised if you hear back from us prior to the closing date to let you know you’ve been shortlisted.

  • Interviews will commence from wc. 15th August, and we can be flexible with regards to logistics.

For informal enquires please contact Lysanne Eddy via email at 


Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).

Job Description and Person Specification

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