Surveillance Data Manager
||Animal and Plant Health Agency
||£26,350 - £29,360 (Outer London) or £23,480 - £26,180 (National)
||Animal and Plant Health Agency
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Two-year fixed-term contract with the potential for extension or permanency
If there is one characteristic that marks us out at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), it is pride. We are proud to use our professionalism and expertise to safeguard animal and plant health across the UK for the benefit of the environment, the economy and the millions of people who live here.
Join us and you will be part of a diverse team of over 2,000 skilled and committed professionals who share this inspiring goal. Together, we protect endangered wildlife, conduct research into bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases and vaccines, facilitate the international trade in animals, identify and control endemic and exotic diseases, and manage a programme of bee inspections, diagnostics, research and training.
In this newly-created role in the Surveillance Intelligence Unit (SIU), you will identify new and re-emerging threats to animal health, and patterns in endemic diseases. As such, you will:
• Use your analytical skills to gather and scrutinise data, finding trends and pinpointing patterns of disease. Your analyses will also identify how to deal with these emerging challenges.
• Take responsibility for maintaining data management architecture, plus all processes and standards. Furthermore, you will contribute to designing and implementing information-sharing tools such as Tableau.
• Extend the data management function across SIU, collecting and managing surveillance data from a broad array of sources. You will then act as a liaison point between these data suppliers and data users, including those requiring technical support such as vets.
• Embrace new development opportunities, learning new skills in the fields of database design and business intelligence.
• Support UK trade activity by enhancing intelligence and insight capabilities. This data will also be used as a basis for EU Exit activities.
This is a valuable opportunity to enhance your skills, and engage with the wider surveillance community to develop your understanding of, and ability to use areas such as epidemiology, GIS and data science. As you will be providing ad-hoc data extracts and reports to broad array of users in a fast-paced environment, you will need excellent organisational and IT skills (including Tableau), with the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
Open to travelling and working irregular hours in the event of an incident, you will be a collaborative team-player with a positive, can-do attitude. Crucially, you will have experience in a data management role, in which you have developed a comprehensive understanding of relational databases and related query techniques, master data management and data governance. As driving is necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role, you will also either have a driving license or be willing to obtain one.
Inclusion, support and the development of our people matter to us. In addition to truly meaningful work, you can look forward to a career built on high-quality training, opportunities for progression and professional mentoring and coaching.
We also aim to support the personal wellbeing of everyone in APHA. Our benefits include generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, salary sacrifice benefit options, and an employee discount scheme. We also offer flexible working.
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