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Wakefield Council

Public Health Intelligence Analyst

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Public Health Intelligence Analyst to work in Wakefield Council’s Public Health Intelligence Team.

This is a career graded post commencing at Grade 8 and rising to Grade 10 to allow the postholder to develop and progress their career within Public Health Intelligence.

The postholder will need to have a degree or equivalent level of quantifiable experience, in a relevant discipline with a significant emphasis on statistics, or analytics.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, motivated and has a high level of attention to detail.  The post holder will be responsible for the analysis, interpretation and presentation of health, social care and voluntary sector information to the highest standard.

You will need to understand current legislation regarding Data Protection and Freedom of Information; have good knowledge of Public Health data sources, including mortality data and hospital activity data; understanding of appropriate analytical methods and techniques and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, with experience in other software packages such as SQL and Tableau highly desirable.

This post will play an important role in developing, managing and maintaining the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment website and its content, working in partnership with intelligence colleagues across the Council and partners.

The post holder will work closely with colleagues in the Local Authority, CCG/ICS, Service providers, voluntary sector and other Local Strategic Partnership agencies. They will be expected to develop positive working relationships with research and information analysts in Health, the Local Authority and the wider intelligence community, as well as with Health and Local Authority commissioning and communications staff

The post-holder will be expected to work on joint projects with commissioners from the Council, the CCG/ICS and other partner agencies and may be required to supervise staff seconded into the team, or on graduate placements

A focus on addressing inequality in the population, outcomes for the population and value for money will be delivered through this role.

Due to the nature of this role, it is essential that you are fully aware of all aspects of data protection and confidentiality as you will be working in an environment dealing with extremely sensitive information on a daily basis.

If you would like to receive further information please contact Paul Jaques (01924 302094 / 07780 936901) for an informal discussion...

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