We want to ensure that every resident has the skills needed to find a good job and progress at work, and that businesses in the region have access to support that will accelerate productivity and deliver economic growth.
Our Economic Delivery, Skills and Communities team has made great strides in delivering policies and programmes to support these objectives, but we want to do more.
We’re looking for Data Analysts who will support this ambition through the monitoring, reporting and evaluation of labour market, skills and economic data.
You’ll be responsible for identifying, analysing and interpreting data to ensure our work is evidence-led, and our policies and programmes are shaped to best meet the needs of the region.
You will have strong analytical skills and a commitment to using these to make a positive impact on skills and economic growth across the region.
With more funding and responsibility heading our way, we are looking to strengthen and develop our analytical capability, to ensure we take an evidence-based approach to addressing regional challenges and optimising opportunities.
This is initially fixed term for 2 years
What will you be doing?
- Identify, collate, analyse and report on labour market, skills and economic data, seeking to correlate and integrate these with other secondary and primary data sources in order to generate insight.
- Respond efficiently to requests for data and intelligence from colleagues, partners and stakeholders as appropriate.
- Assist with the development and application of new data analysis and reporting systems and techniques.
- Produce data analytics and visualisations, trend monitoring and reporting which clearly identifies insights and value-added information to inform the development of policy, strategy and mitigations
- Actively promote data analysis undertaken through events, blog posts and social media
- Review intelligence requirements on an ongoing basis and propose actions to fill gaps in knowledge.
Economic Delivery, Skills and Communities seeks to ensure that every resident has the skills needed to find a good job and progress at work, and that businesses in the region have access to support that will accelerate productivity and deliver economic growth. And we are committed to working with local partners to ensure that all of our communities are able to benefit from this growth.
The team is committed to driving an inclusive regional economy through its policy leadership, commissioning and delivery of economic and skills programmes and championing opportunities for good growth. We will do this by working closely with local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, universities, the West Midlands Growth Company, businesses and business representative groups, colleges, providers and a range of Government partners and agencies as diverse as UKRI, DWP, the British Business Bank and the British Film Institute.
We’re looking for someone who has well developed technical and analytical skills. You will be experienced in interpreting the implications of your analysis for policy and programmes and motivated by the opportunity to use these skills to make an impact within the region.
You’ll have experience in identifying and manipulating a range of data to produce meaningful outputs. Being able to communicate well both in person and in writing is critically important, particularly for non-technical audiences.
WMCA is committed to a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier region. This is our vision. We will achieve our vision through living our values which are central to how we work and interact with our wider partners and stakeholders.
We’re a partnership organisation. Our people feel valued and respected, have a can-do attitude and are innovators. We try new ways of doing things, we aren’t afraid to fail, learn from what went wrong and try again. Our people are empowered to be creative and explore and innovate.
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.
As an organisation, we will continue to adapt and develop to the opportunities and challenges ahead. We will continue to transform ourselves and our organisation into the best we can be, underpinned by our values and behaviours and everyone contributes towards achieving our vision.
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
You will be asked to upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.
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