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SODA Analyst and Researcher

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Recruiter: Suffolk Office of Data & Analytics
Listed on: 6th October
Location: Suffolk
Salary Notes: £27,041 per annum
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

The Suffolk Office of Data & Analytics (SODA) is an exciting, innovative function, set up by Suffolk's public service organisations, with the purpose of developing new, joined-up insights to inform policy and service design and delivery.

SODA is one of only a dozen similar efforts across the country. Therefore, this role sits within an innovative and pioneering function that brings together public service organisations, ensuring that data and information is shared and used for the benefit of all Suffolk's residents.

The topics that the postholder will be covering are usually highly relevant to current and future social, economic, and environmental challenges with SODA's work covering a wide range of areas, including economic growth, social care, health, criminal justice, housing, environment and many more. The role also offers excellent opportunities to understand a range of different organisations and meet a range of different professionals.

The holder of this post will be key to providing the best insight, knowledge, and intelligence we possibly can. You will need to bring strong statistical analytical abilities; strong investigative skills including the ability to interpret data and other types of information; effective communication and partnership working skills; the ability to produce high quality written and pictorial information which can communicate complex data and issues in a clear way to a non-specialist audience; and a passion for data-driven problem-solving.

SODA is hosted out of Suffolk County Council, Public Health.

Suffolk County Council offers an extensive reward package that combines pay, pension and a range of additional benefits including:

- Performance related pay progression.

- Instant e-vouchers for some of the UK's top retailers, such as 8% off at M&S, 5% off at Tesco and 4% off at Sainsbury's. Plus discounts at hundreds of other retailers and brands.

- Financial wellbeing support, including low interest loans.

- Access to the Suffolk Credit Union.

- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

- Discounted travel schemes.

In addition, we offer a variety of training and development opportunities, along with a number of staff support mechanisms such as Employee Assistance and a range of staff support groups. You will have access to in-house and external training.

Travelling requirements for your role

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting is required for this post.

Closing date: 20 October 2021

Contact Name: SODA
Reference: TJ/10148/3671
Job ID: 2987320

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