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Analyst

  • Location: Hybrid - home/Huntingdon based office
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Range: £27,852 - £28,370
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Closing Date: 31st January 2023
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.

Job Summary

To flexibly support the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) with analysis across the key topic areas of transportation, travel, housing, environment, employment and economy.

Undertaking high-quality analysis for the development of corporate strategy as well as specific strategic plans. The post holder will also support commissioning and developing improvements in data sources and can expect to be regularly working with partner organisations to improve data and information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a team, provide analysis of datasets using excel and other packages to support the development of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) strategic plans.
  • To work with policy colleagues in downloading, analysing and understanding national, regional and sub-regional data of relevance to transport, housing, planning or economic development policy.
  • To assess available data and information sources and identify improvements. To work together with policy colleagues and partner organisations to commission new data sources or continuous improvement to existing data and information.
  • Providing accurate, timely, consistent, and relevant information and analysis for colleagues across the organisations in accordance with planned activity. The post holder can expect to be working flexibly across a range of topic areas including transport and travel, natural environment, planning and housing as well as understanding strategic issues such as economic and health and well-being trends.
  • To communicate the findings of analysis in the form of report writing, presentations, blogs, infographics and other communication methods.
  • To support colleagues with the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to produce maps and map-based analysis for reports.
  • To support the Analysis and Evaluation Manager with analysis to inform the CPCAs on-going programme of project and programme evaluation.
Knowledge & Skills

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BSc)
  • GCSE At least a grade C in both English and Maths
  • IT Skills – A proficiency in the use of Information Technology for analysis and performance reporting for example using MS Excel (or similar) Power BI (or similar) and statistical packages such as SPSS (or similar)
  • Analysis – Sound analytical capability with a good level of numeracy including knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Other Skills:
    • Working Together/Customer Focus
      • Ability to work with others and contribute analysis that supports team members to develop policy and strategy
      • Ability to embrace opportunities to work together and build rapport with colleagues
    • Motivation
      • Ability to work independently on set tasks, to an agreed deadline
    • Integrity
      • Can plan workload based on colleague and customer need, working collaboratively to deliver analysis to time and specification
    • Respect
      • Ability to work with others recognising the diverse needs of customers and colleagues. Can identify and implement improvement to analysis and performance reporting based on feedback and self-reflection
    • Communication
      • Excellent communication skills including writing, data visualisation and presentation skills

Desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject such as Human Geography, Public Policy, Land and Movement Planning or related disciplines. Alternatively, a degree subject with significant analysis or statistical elements of study
  • IT Skills – Proficiency in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS, QGIS or MapInfo (note that the CPCA currently uses ArcGIS on-line combined with QGIS Desktop, full or further training can be provided) 
  • Analysis – Knowledge of national (e.g. Office of National Statistics) and local datasets of relevance to policy development for the CPCA including economic, demographic, housing, transport and travel, skills. and other datasets

Experience 

Essential 

  • Analysis – Previous experience of carrying out in a practical work setting
  • Communication and Reporting 
    • Experience of preparing reports and presentations of analysis or research for a variety of audiences including peer group or more senior colleagues
    • Evidence of communication skills including previous experience of report writing, data visualisation and giving presentations
  • Partnership Working – Experience of managing and collaborating on projects, of which analysis forms a part, across and within own organisation and across other agencies

Desirable 

  • Analysis – Experience of carrying out analysis or performance management in a policy/public sector/local government context
About Us

The Authority was established in March 2017 as a result of powers being devolved to it by Central Government most particularly in regard to securing major developments and improvements in respect of Transport, Housing, Education and Skills across the region with a vision to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the leading place in the world to learn, live and work.

The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, CPCA reserve the right to collect, store and process personal data about job applicants in so far as it is relevant to recruitment processes. This includes processing sensitive data for the purposes of monitoring the CA’s equality and diversity policy.  All personal information held by the CPCA will be processed in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer, who values diversity and promotes equality. CPCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other basis covered by Equality Act 2010. All employment is decided on qualifications, merit, and business need and we encourage applications from all sections of society. If you would like any reasonable adjustments or additional arrangements, please contact us via the details below.

For further information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Human Resources Department on recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk.

Please submit CVs with a covering letter to recruitment@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk