Staffordshire County Council

Senior Researcher

Stafford, Staffordshire
£32,234 - £36,922 per annum (pro rata)
01 Apr 2021
16 Apr 2021
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Senior Researcher - Secondment or Fixed Term Opportunity

Salary:  £32,234 - £36,922 per annum (pro rata)

37 Hours per week – Secondment/Fixed Term - 12 months

Do you want to help the County Council tackle Covid-19? Are you experienced in analysis, and up for the challenge of working in a fast pace environment?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join the Insight Team on a 12 month secondment/fixed term basis, providing Covid-19 analysis to the Health Protection Board and across the Local Resilience Forum.  Data and analysis is critical to spotting potential outbreaks, and acting quickly. You will have the opportunity to see your analysis leading to direct action, to contain the virus and protect our residents.

We are seeking a dynamic, flexible individual, with at least two years’ experience in analysis and research. This is a rare opportunity for significant career development, working on the biggest issue facing Staffordshire and the UK.

If you are applying on a secondment basis, please ensure you have sought permission from your line manager prior to applying. 

This Authority is 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.

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing Date: Friday 16th April 2021.
Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For more information about the role please contact:  

Kerry Dove, Head of Policy and Insight

Tel: 07855 679112 or Email:



Louise Goodwin, Research Lead

Tel: 01785 278912 Email:

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

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.

Benefits for working for us….

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
  • 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

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