The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. This role is offered on a 12 month fixed-term or secondment basis.
Surrey County Council (SCC) is looking for passionate people to help and inspire the organisation to improve the governance and management of its data.
At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind. To help deliver this vision we are committed to transforming the way the council manages and uses data and creates insight.
We’re establishing a new data team to deliver our SCC Data Strategy. It’s therefore an exciting time to join us as a Business Analyst and be part of shaping the new team and forging links across the organisation.
The data team will work closely with colleagues in Digital and IT with lots of opportunities for joint activities to build your skill set and share your learning with the team. There are also significant opportunities for personal and professional development through the Business Analyst practice community and broader training.
Join us as we transform data skills, deliver new capabilities, and introduce data governance for the benefit of the council and our residents.
About the role
This is an exciting role for a proactive and innovative Business Analyst who enjoys applying their skills to variety of tasks. You will be working on projects across three workstreams to support the delivery of the SCC Data Strategy: Building the foundations; New approaches to insight; Skills and understanding. These will drive the implementation of new ways of working, enabling a culture change within the organisation.
The projects you will be involved in will be wide ranging from: helping to articulate the questions that we want to tackle using data analytics; to investigating data and process issues; and, undertaking data discovery work. There will be several projects running in parallel and so you will be comfortable working at pace and organising your time. You will be well supported and offered the training and coaching required to undertake the work.
The role will involve engaging with stakeholders from across the organisation and you will build trust and rapport quickly and effectively. You will be communicating back to the team and back out to the stakeholders about what you have discovered.
You will be a team player who has some previous experience of working as a Business Analyst on data, digital or technical projects. You will be experienced in gathering interpreting and using data to generate requirements and actionable steps to deliver projects and improve systems and processes. You will also have some familiarity with building data models and documenting data flows.
You’ll be passionate about the end user and consider their needs to be at the centre of everything we design. You will have the ability to apply different techniques to elicit business or data requirements and be able to document and communicate these requirements to other team members. You’ll have structured and methodical approach and the ability to distinguish the root cause of a problem from symptoms.
With excellent written and verbal communication skills you will be confident working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as council employees (including technical IT&D staff), elected members, suppliers and residents.
You will be passionate about data and the opportunity it presents for the public sector to improve services to residents.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
This job advert closes at 23:59 on 23 May 2022.
This is a 12-month fixed term contract.
Please ensure your supporting statement covers the following:
- Your previous experience as a business analyst and key activities you have undertaken
- What you think are the biggest challenges to working as a business analyst across multiple projects
- Why you see data as important to an organisation
For an informal discussion contact Isabel Wootton by e-mail at Isabel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.