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About The Role

Overview

Be at the heart of future public service design by joining our Digital Services team.

Are you passionate about data and how it can help improve public services? Do you have the skills and experience to use a range of languages, tools and software products to develop visualisations and reports that help services to improve? Do you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment where you can contribute to service-specific and organisation-wide innovation projects?

If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Data Infrastructure team as a Data Analyst. You will help the organisation to create business and user value from data, using analytical techniques to derive insights and opportunities to improve. You will work in partnership with services to help them understand, manipulate, and link their data, taking responsibility for improving data quality and accessibility. You will use the best of modern data technologies and platforms, including ongoing investigation and research into emerging technology. You will also ensure the Councils Data practice policies standards are upheld and adhered to by the Councils data community.

 
Main Duties

As a Data Analyst, you will:

  • Support the Senior Data Analyst Developer and Data Engineer to maintain the councils Microsoft Cloud Azure Data Platform.
  • Select and apply appropriate and innovative analytical techniques to the organisations and external partners’ data to create information which supports and enhances strategy development, business decision-making and service delivery.
  • Work across the organisation to understand the need for better data, both in terms of corporate performance and external service performance. Work with services to help them plan roadmaps for better use of data, including extracting data from systems, building reports, insights and dashboards, and helping services interpret the data we gather.
  • Undertake independent analytical projects, working with other data professionals to suggest where data extracts, feeds or streams would help to build insight. Translate these insights into a variety of visual, clear reports which help the business make better, quicker decisions.
  • Use modern insight platforms like Power BI, Google Analytics and similar to develop and interpret service insights, building these into trends from which change can be predicted and catered for. Work with other data professionals to build algorithms into insights as appropriate, helping build business logic that allows services to improve.
  • Create data dashboards, graphs and visualisations as needed to meet user needs, including suggesting new designs and iterating on existing data services.

Working for our organisation

This role will report to the Digital Services Head of Data Infrastructure.

Working for the Islington Council Digital Services Data team means being part of a group responsible for designing and implementing data solutions to support the council's insights community. As a team member, you will work closely with various stakeholders to understand their requirements and develop data solutions that align with the council's goals and objectives.

Your role might involve analysing existing systems, identifying areas for improvement, and designing efficient and secure data solutions. This could include defining system integration strategies, and ensuring compliance with data protection and security standards.

Additionally, you may collaborate with other teams and external vendors to coordinate implementation efforts, provide technical guidance, and support, and contribute to the overall Digital strategy of the Islington Council. It's an important role that contributes to enhancing the council's data capabilities and supporting the efficient delivery of services to the community.

One of the key criteria for selecting candidates for this position is the Person Specification, which outlines the essential and desirable skills, qualifications, and experience required for the role. You should demonstrate in your application how you meet each of these criteria, providing specific examples from your previous work or education. This will help us to assess your suitability and potential for the job.

For further information, please contact [email protected] 

Important notes:

  • No agencies
  • You must address ALL criteria in the personal specification within your personal statement
  • Do not attach cover letters or resumes
  • Hybrid working with at least Wednesdays in the office
  • Further information about us here: Digital Services vacancies | Islington Council

Working for the team, service and our organisation

Islington is a place rich with diversity and culture. As a council our sense of purpose couldn’t be clearer: we serve. It’s in the logo. We are committed to challenging inequality in the borough and as one of the largest employers we know that to look after the place and the planet, we have to look after our people. Together we can change the future.

We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives here has an equal chance to thrive. 

To do this, everyone who works at Islington Council lives by a set of values which guide us in everything that we do: collaborative, ambitious, resourceful, and empowering. They spell out ‘CARE’, which is what we think public service is all about. 

Watch our video to hear more about our mission and how you can help us achieve it from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz.

Recruitment information
 
It is the policy of Islington Council that no user of service, present or future employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, perceived or actual sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, creed, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, or disability, or on the grounds of their association with someone in one of these groups; nor is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against racial discrimination. 
 
Islington Council operates a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria and we are committed to providing support to applicants who request reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process and throughout their career with us.
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
The post is subject to a qualifications check and 3 years referencing. 
 
Please note: Priority will be given to those at risk of redundancy within Islington Council. Current employees who are part of the redeployment pool must meet the essential criteria for shortlisting to be prioritised.

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