Staffordshire County Council

Labour Market Research Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
£27,514 - £31,895 per annum
28 Jul 2022
31 Aug 2022
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Labour Market Research Officer

Location: Based at Staffordshire Place 1, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH, flexible working available

Contract type: 37 Hours per week | Full time | Permanent

Salary - £27,541 - £31,895

About the role:

A talented and original thinking individual you will join the skills & employability team to assist with the of the economy and skills analysis and research work programme.

The programme is closely aligned to the Council and wider partnership’s priorities, and directly influences and shapes strategy and decision-making in the Council and across the Staffordshire partnership.

Working closely with our Economy and Skills Analyst you’ll be responsible for effectively co-ordinating, managing and delivering economy and skills analysis and research projects including:

  • collating, analysing and interpreting key strategic data and information to monitor progress against strategic priorities
  • source, clean and manage relevant datasets and information including Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • develop and coordinate technical research and analysis, using different types of data and information, including primary research with citizens, stakeholders and businesses, qualitative data, policy guidance and service performance data to inform strategies.

What you’ll bring

  • an analytical thinker with good communication skills
  • the ability to work with and influence partners
  • A sound understanding of the latest data management, analysis and research techniques to produce meaningful intelligence and strategic insights. 

Our values

We have a clear vision for Staffordshire - an innovative, ambitious and sustainable county, where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy.

Our Outcomes

We want everyone in Staffordshire to: 

  • Have access to more good jobs and share the benefit of economic growth  
  • Live in thriving and sustainable communities 
  • Be healthier and more independent for longer  

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish, and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Our benefits

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone
  • Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

How do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form please contact 

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st August 2022

For more information about the role please contact: Darren Farmer, Economy and Skills Analyst at

How will we store your details

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Our recruitment process

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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