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Advanced Public Health Analyst
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: CRS/21/158218
  • Published: Fri 09/07/2021, 9:39 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/07/2021, 9:39 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,821 - £48,847
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Advanced Public Health Analyst

Advanced Public Health Analyst


Full time 37 hours

Ref: RES0221

RG8b – scp 39-45, gateway at 42

£42,821 - £48,847


The role sits within the newly created Berkshire West Public Health Hub which provides Public Health strategic, business, and informatics support to Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council, and Wokingham Borough Council, as well as to the local NHS and other partner organisations.


The post will provide high quality and meaningful public health information and intelligence through the application of appropriate statistical methodologies and data visualisation techniques. You will support the development and use of key public health intelligence including the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the Berkshire Data Observatory.



About the role

The post holder will be responsible for the maintenance and development of public health databases using SQL Services Management Studio and the development of data dashboards using Power BI. You will provide expert advice on sourcing public health information and intelligence including ensuring that Information Governance laws, policies, and procedures are correctly applied.


Key to the role will be an ability to work across organisations, building relationships and working collaboratively across local authorities and the health system.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Handle complex and highly sensitive data safely in line with legislation
  • Advise others on correct use of data under the purposes which it was provided
  • Maintain the Public Health databases: importing new data, and using SQL to query and create data views
  • Contribute to the creation of custom reports within the local Berkshire Data Observatory
  • Promote the use of existing information an intelligence resources including national, regional, and local products
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of public health and NHS data sources, providing advice to others on their uses and limitations
  • Provide skilled statistical analysis of public health data from a variety of sources using Microsoft excel and Power BI
  • Contribute to the development of local public health information products including those that feed into the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Support bids for funds for agreed projects as necessary. This may include the drafting of proposals demonstrating the analytical processes to be followed
  • Maintain a high level of data quality, seeking improvements where necessary


About you

The following is required for this role:

  • Degree or equivalent relevant experience, reflecting strong numeracy skills ideally in public health, statistics, or a health-related field.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (in-depth use of functions, statistical tools and VB)
  • Knowledge and experience working with databases using SQL
  • Working with Power BI or similar Business Intelligence software
  • Turning data into meaningful intelligence through written and verbal communication to a wide range of audiences
  • Experience of health information analysis gained working in the health service, local authority, academic or related field


Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:


  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax


For more information on this position please contact

Closing Date: 25th July

Interview Date: TBC


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success.