Children Services BI Analyst (Education)
  • Employer: London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Reference: LBHF/21/140677
  • Published: Fri 08/01/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/02/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,618 - £45,594 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, Hammersmith & Fulham

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Children Services BI Analyst (Education)

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Hammersmith & Fulham, rated nationally by Ofsted as one of the top Local Authorities, we never stop moving forward. Our ambition is to focus even more on increasing the quality of our practice and the work with children, young people, and families to sustain positive change. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision.

The Hammersmith & Fullham Business Intelligence (BI) service is making waves.  It is using our data in collaborative and imaginative ways so that insight and intelligence is at the heart of how the Council supports the borough’s residents.  Don’t just take our word for it – the team’s work is seen as essential by senior leaders in the Council and increasingly recognised by other local authorities and public sector partners. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the CHS BI function within the service as a CHS BI Analyst focusing on education. This role is pivotal in completing a wide range of statutory returns, performance reports and building strong relationships with schools. We are looking for an experienced analyst who has knowledge of various education related data and returns. You will be joining an ambition function that prides itself on delivering value for the Council and enabling the improvement in outcomes for our residents.

Our mission is to be the best council. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision. If you’re looking to develop your career in a fast-paced, professional environment whilst making a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Role Responsibilities:

  •  To support and produce analytical and intelligence products against Children’s Services priorities and objectives for improving outcomes for Children.
    •    To be responsible for the production and development of education intelligence products including dashboards.
    •    To maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including developing a strong relationship with schools.
    •    To lead on the successful completion of education statutory returns including the School Census, Attainment and the School workforce returns.
    •    To drive forward and delivery the commercial BI offer for schools within the Borough.
    •    To support Children’s Services in completing any other relevant and agreed statutory returns.
    •    Provide support to Children’s Service in relation to any inspection.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

People Values:

How we act defines who we are.  At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’.  We are looking for people who can build this into everything they do.

We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.

We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.

We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.

We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience. We are looking for people who have the following attributes:

Complex problem-solving 
The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change.

Critical thinking 
The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking. You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources.

Creativity 
You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations. You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes.

People management 
You can get the best out of people. You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development. You are clear in your expectations and have exceptional feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals. 

Coordinating with others 
You have the knack of working well with others. You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others. You can also recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration.

Emotional intelligence 
You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics. You can recognise motivating factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills.

Judgement and decision making 
You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions. Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement.

Negotiation 
You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners. This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level.

Service orientation 
You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery. Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives. You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives.

Cognitive flexibility 
The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach. Applying cognitive flexibility to situations of significant change and transformation. 

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
 
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
 
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

Contact details for an informal discussion: Duncan Smith, Head of Business Intelligence on 07468 702269 or via email on DUNCAN.SMITH@LBHF.GOV.UK

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