Our Benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated if part-time)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid working – working from home, our main office in Papworth and occasionally other Council and partner office locations.
  • Opportunities for learning and development including an optional level 4+ data analyst apprenticeship scheme.
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Policy & Insight Team provides data analysis, insight and policy expertise to support the operational management and strategic planning of services. 

The demand for our services has never been greater!  With budgets of millions of pounds that impact on thousands of vulnerable people every year, services rely upon the analysis, information and advice provided by our team to make informed decisions – so you’ll really have a chance to make a difference.

The Policy & Insight Team are looking to recruit up to 4 new Insight Analysts to assist with providing data, analysis and insight to the wider County Council and partners. All roles are offered on an up-to full-time basis, and part time applicants would be considered.

The successful applicants can expect to develop their knowledge and expertise further and complete complex analysis using Excel, Power BI, GIS software and other data manipulation tools. This could include the opportunity to complete a level 4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship with our current provider Estio.

The Policy & Insights Team work across a variety of subject areas, supporting Cambridgeshire County Council and partners in the wider public sector to make well evidenced decisions. The roles currently being offered will predominantly focus on drawing insights from adult social care, children’s social care and the council’s human resources data. It would be beneficial to have experience in one of these subject areas but subject matter training can be provided so this is not essential. Please be aware that due to the nature of the data we handle, this role will require a basic DBS check.

For further information about the role, please see the attached Job Specification.

Please note: The Policy and Insight Team are a hybrid working team – i.e. employees split their working time between home and a County Council office – our team’s main office is in Papworth Everard. Successful candidates should expect to work from an office at least 1 day per week – this could be in any of our Cambridgeshire County Council offices and can be combined with our monthly team meeting that takes place in Papworth Everard.

Whilst the majority of our IT support can be delivered remotely, our IT team are based at New Shire Hall in Alconbury and individuals are expected to be able to attend in person when required.

The application period for this role closes on Sunday 1st October 2023. We expect interviews to take place on the week commencing 11th October 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to complete a data analysis and presentation exercise as part of the interview, the details of which will be shared a week in advance of the interview date.  

Your application will be shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria in the attached job description and person specification. Please ensure that you read this document carefully and provide us with a personal statement that demonstrates your skills experience and attitude.

Whilst Cambridgeshire County Council’s Recruitment Hub will ask you to outline your employment history; the personal statement is the primary evidence that we will use in determining whether to invite a candidate to interview. Attached to this advert is some guidance around the expectations for this statement.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal chat, please contact Tim Giles (timothy.giles@cambridgeshire.gov.uk) or Tom King (tom.king@cambridgeshire.gov.uk)

About you

This role would suit someone with knowledge and experience of data transformation and analysis. This knowledge could have been gained through employment or study. You should be prepared to provide examples of scenarios when you have worked with a dataset(s) and with analysis software (for example Excel, PowerBI or GIS). 

The P&I team come from a variety of study and work-based backgrounds such as geography, politics, philosophy, anthropology, maths and engineering but we all tend to be numerate, problem-solving individuals. Training and development opportunities will be provided and we encourage applications from anyone that meets the essential criteria and is passionate about drawing meaning from data. 

Our Insight Analysts are expected to be technically proficient in data analysis and the use of analytical tools. They will have some experience in research or other analytical roles combined with excellent IT, time management and communication skills. Being well organised with good attention to detail and the ability to consistently produce high quality work is also key. You should also be able to demonstrate awareness and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). 
Please see the attached Job Specification below for full details. 

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 


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