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Data and Intelligence Officer

Birmingham City Council
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Information management
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Full time permanent
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Data & Intelligence Officer

Grade 4 £32,076 to £39,186. Consultation Grade subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review 

Permanent, Full-time, 36.5 hours per week (hybrid working – typically 1-2  days a week in the Council House and be able to attend key meetings across Birmingham in person when required)

Do you want to make a difference to over 200,000 children and young people and their families in Birmingham?  In the Children and Families Directorate at Birmingham City Council we are looking for innovative and curious Data & Intelligence Officers. We’re embarking on a one-of-a-kind improvement journey that will affect families across Birmingham. We’re putting evidence and a data driven approach at the heart of this improvement journey to make sure we understand our citizens backgrounds, needs and views and can design and deliver services that allow children and young people in Birmingham to thrive.

We’re looking for  dynamic and creative analytical professions to produce insightful and impactful evidence that will lead to better outcomes for our Children and Young People.

About the Role

In this role, you’ll be responsible for the management and analysis of a range of data sources in the area of schools and education data and performance. You’ll establish partnerships to identify requirements and interdependencies to produce a range of trusted and timely analysis products for operational, corporate, statutory and public users. You’ll support a number of analytical colleagues in service teams across the directorate to share standards and best practice and co- produce key analytical products. 

This role fundamentally supports the improvement of outcomes for children across Birmingham. The data, intelligence and information you collect and analyse will underpin education strategies and innovation programmes, so this is a fantastic opportunity to work on projects that benefit young people and their communities. As such, everything you do will be evidence based, geared towards continuous improvement, and compliant with data protection legislation.

About You

An established professional with a degree level qualification in a relevant subject, you’ll have substantial data management experience and an excellent knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data management, transformation and analysis. You’ll have proven experience in designing, developing, and implementing information and data management systems, including data collection, collation, analysis, and reporting. 

You’ll have experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of colleagues, stakeholders, and external organisations.  You’ll use your knowledge and experience of effective data management and relevant standards and legislation to ensure data is assured, available, accurate and analysed and where possible look for opportunities for automation. You will be user focused to ensure analytical outputs and data products meet a range of use requirements. 

This is a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to ensure timely and trusted evidence is central to improvements we are delivering for Birmingham families. To be part of this dynamic and growing team please get in touch. 

To learn more about this role, contact David Fallows

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application which should be no longer than two A4 pages. 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. 

Closing date 31st July 2024 at 23.59  

Previous applicants need not apply.

Interviews for this post will take place in-person. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

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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.

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

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

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will 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

2054 Data and Intelligence Officer GR4 JDPS.docx


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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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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