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Data Manager

Birmingham City Council
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16 Jul 2024

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Housing Data Manager


Grade 5 - £40,221 - £48,474

Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

Your Opportunity to Make a Difference: At Birmingham City Council, we understand that the road ahead is not an easy one. We believe that individuals have the power to drive change by drawing on their ability to inspire and bring others on the journey with them. 

We are seeking a candidate who will lead a small team in ensuring accurate data collection, analysis and reporting across City Housing.  They will have experience of working in a data/performance team, and have utilised Microsoft technologies to automate business intelligence solutions. This is your opportunity to contribute to the revitalisation and prosperity of our beloved city while making a lasting impact on the lives of its inhabitants, helping to enforce a data-driven decision making culture within the service.

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can make a difference?

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on one of the most critical periods of Birmingham's future? In a city facing unprecedented financial challenges, Birmingham City Council is seeking dynamic individuals who demonstrate the expertise, determination, and unwavering resilience required to ensure the delivery of vital services to our citizens. 

This vacancy sits within the Strategic Housing and Enabling Service, with a focus on developing and analysing data, business intelligence and reporting across the City Housing Directorate. You will lead a small team in continually improving the analysis and reporting in the service and will lead and support data projects to ensure quality business intelligence is available to provide insight which helps identify options to improve business processes and outcomes for our citizens.

You must possess strong analytical, research, investigation, and change management skills, as well as the ability to manage and lead a small team of information officers.  It is also important that you can build strong partnerships to become a trusted business partner, effectively engage with a wide range of stakeholders, and confidently deliver workshops, presentations and briefings and performance updates.  You will lead on the submissions of statutory returns and the collection and reporting of regulatory compliance data.  

We are keen to receive applications from candidates who have a strong background in data analysis and reporting, can present complex data with clarity and can use data to recognise risks and opportunities to aid business decision making.  In terms of character traits, you should have a passion to want to improve the quality and integrity of data across the service and you enjoy working on many projects at the same time. Your strong persuasive skills aid you to positively influence others through the presentation of data analysis, and you are experienced with Microsoft tools such as Power BI and data extraction languages such as SQL. You are someone who has a passion for self learning and development, to keep abreast of continually changing technologies and share your learning throughout the team. 

If you are someone who embraces continual improvement whilst embedding a performance and data decision culture throughout the service, then we would like to hear more about you and how your skills and abilities would help you in this role.

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of 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. 

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people.

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be undertaken

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.

Job Description and Person Specification: A115 Data Manager Gr5 JDPS.doc


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU

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