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Senior Insight Analyst
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 982
  • Published: Fri 31/03/2023, 18:19 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/05/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,795- £45,834 (pro rata) p.a.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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Senior Insight Analyst

Salary range: £42,795- £45,834 (pro rata) p.a.
Contract: Permanent
Hours of work: up to 36 hours per week (part time hours considered)
Location: Civic centre (some travel within Brent Council will be required) 
Join our research & insight team
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Post

This post sits within our Performance, Insight and Improvement team (PII), which is a multi-disciplinary team of analysts and improvement specialists who work across Adult Social Care and Health. The service helps operational teams to robustly monitor and improve performance and quality, to gain more sophisticated insight into the needs and experiences of our residents, and to design and deliver lasting improvements across our services.

We use a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to understand current and future needs of our population – from delivering a more dynamic Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), to giving us a granular understanding of the experience of those accessing Adult Social Care and Health services within the borough.

The postholder will handle a wide range of projects spanning from understanding unmet need, service evaluations, and exploring resident’s views and behaviours on a variety of Adult Social Care and Health topics. While it is expected that the postholder will be well-versed into quantitative methodologies (mostly with primary data collection methods), the post is largely focused on implementing qualitative methodologies. You will be an advisor to services and other stakeholder groups on what type of research will deliver maximum insight within a given timeframe and you will have experience designing and implementing those. You will also be comfortable working with quant analysts to synthesise data and narrative to create compelling stories that describe the research problem in depth and inform decision making.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and facilitator. You’ll be in your element in workshops and interviews, as you are someone who can engage with a wide range of stakeholders and quickly build credibility and rapport. You’ll be able to articulate the nub of an issue, and succinctly distil a wide-ranging evidence base, and then explain these simply to a wide range of audiences. You’ll be a creative thinker; keen to explore new approaches, and someone who generates new perspectives on our challenges. You’ll be able to deliver robust research in a way that engages non-technical staff and engenders confidence in the findings and be comfortable flexing and tailoring your approach to suit a wide range of problems and contexts.

Most importantly, you’ll be someone who is able to understand how sound research and insight can help us to deliver, evidence and continually improve our health and care services in Brent; improving outcomes and reducing inequalities. The outputs of your work will aim to answer research questions that ultimately inspire and guide the members of our health and social care partnership on how to improve the health outcomes of our residents, and their experience of accessing health services.

We welcome different perspectives and believe that candidates with the right skills for this role could come from a range of sources. So, whether you are a Public Health analyst, an evaluation specialist, behavioural scientist or come from a marketing background, if you believe you have the right skills, we would welcome an application from you.

Closing date: 18 April 2023 (23:00)
Additional Information 

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on