How you'll make a difference

In this varied unique role, you will be working within a newly created team of professionals to anticipate, prevent and identify COVID-19 cases in South Gloucestershire. You will be part of a team who will oversee and implement the Local Outbreak Management Plan for South Gloucestershire and along with others in the evidence, performance and intelligence team will provide the analytical support to this function. 
 
Using your high-level problem-solving skills you will obtain, analyse, interpret, and publish information relating to COVID-19. Your input will be invaluable into the process of understanding the data flows, determining priorities for action, assisting a wider understanding of the characteristics of the local population impacted and actively disseminating the findings of a wide range of analysis, identifying, investigating and resolving problems with data quality. 
 
What will you be doing?
 
  • You will lead the production and development of a number of statistical /information services and obtain, analyse, interpret and publish information relating to COVID-19 Provide specialised advice on epidemiology, health intelligence, health data sets, research, survey design and questionnaire design. 
  • Prepare and contribute to reports, which will vary in length and complexity, ranging from informal summaries to detailed comprehensive reports, summarising these reports and disseminate their findings 
  • Support a joint research work programme to increase the number of decisions made across all Council departments, partner agencies and the wider community which are grounded in valid intelligence and resources are appropriately targeted to local needs.
  • Contribute to the specialist Public Health advice provided to South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group through the Core Offer
  • Communicate, establish and maintain relationships with agencies relating to the project, members of the Public Health Team, Public Health England Health protection team and a range of other groups or individuals seeking help, advice or information on epidemiology, statistics, statistical methods, research, survey and/or questionnaire design related to public health  

What we need from you

  • You will have a relevant professional or degree level qualification or you will have equivalent relevant experience. 
  • It is essential that you have significant working knowledge and experience within an organisation, delivering similar services with extensive knowledge and be able to demonstrate your contributing to developing processes, procedures and projects. 
  • You must have good analytical, numeracy and reasoning skills, able to understand and interpret complex data and provide solutions and recommendations to achieve appropriate outcomes, with good report writing skills. 
  • You will require well-developed interpersonal skills for persuading, influencing and be able to build relationships and communicate effectively with customers. 
  • Ability to work flexibly is key to this role, coping with competing demands through good time management and work under pressure. 
  • You will have experience in monitoring and reporting on budgets, financial information and resources. Good level of general IT skills and the ability to use appropriate specialist in-house software packages. 
     

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance. 
  • We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.  
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   
 
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life 
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  
 
We’re making a difference, be part of it!  
 
For more information, please contact Sam Coleborn, Public Health Intelligence Analyst on 01454 868146 or email samuel.coleborn@southglos.gov.uk.
 
Interviews will be held on Thursday 19th August 2021.
 
 
 

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