Looking for an expert and innovative candidate to be an Analytics Platform Lead in our Data Solutions team, embedding analytics and insight into the Council's operations.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Gurney, Data Solutions Manager, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the role
We are looking for a diligent and ambitious candidate for a permanent role in our IT&D Data Solutions team. This is a new role within the organisation and provides opportunities to significantly transform how the Council works with data to provide insight to all levels of the organisation.
Brighton & Hove City Council has recently selected Power BI as its data visualisation tool of choice. Sitting alongside existing platforms like Business Objects and ArcGIS, Power BI is a key component of our Analytics Toolkit and will be critical in delivering self-service data insight across the Council.
The successful candidate must have experience of using Power BI, with experience of other reporting tools being an advantage. You will not only be able to use Power BI to create high-quality dashboards but also to configure and manage the whole platform for a growing community of data analysts and consumers.
Experience with more advanced analytical techniques and tools is desirable but not essential.
The role will lead on deployment and support for Power BI. As such, you will be passionate about great customer service. You will possess responsible time-management skills, enabling you to organise a sometimes disparate workload, meet deadlines and keep customers satisfied.
The successful candidate will not only possess technical skills but will be able to enthusiastically engage customers across the Council, demonstrating the art of the possible and using data visualisation to tell compelling stories. You will champion better use of data across the Council, identifying opportunities for innovation.
Please note we are also recruiting an Information Systems Analyst to join the IT&D Data Solutions team; a role that will report into this one.
Tasks and responsibilities
The role is based in the IT & Digital department of Brighton & Hove City Council. Working closely with colleagues in the Data Solutions team, the successful candidate will lead on our growing Power BI data visualisation platform.
Key responsibilities include:
- Design and deliver the Power BI service, including configuration and upgrades
- Customer support in the use of all components of the Power BI platform
- Training for analysts in the use of Power BI
- Establish and facilitate user forums for the Data Analyst Community within the Council
- Evaluate other components of the Analytics Toolkit
- Managed delivery of high-quality bespoke analysis
- Demonstrate the art of the possible and delivering modern solutions to solve real business problems
The Data Solutions team also manages the Council's mapping and GIS platforms. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with colleagues who specialise in those areas, as well as collaborate with other IT&D teams.
Working at Brighton & Hove City Council
Working at the Council comes with numerous benefits, including flexible working options.
IT&D teams are a diverse and a truly international group. Just within the Digital & Data teams we have people from all over the world, including South Africa, Serbia, Taiwan and across the UK.
You'll find us a really open and welcoming group of colleagues who encourage a respectful, supportive and collaborative work ethic. We completely endorse a flexible workplace, with our staff working full time, part-time, and compressed hours, to fit around care commitments and work life balance needs. With everyone working remotely, we’ve found ways to keep connected and keep up some social contact with work colleagues through daily morning meetings and informal lunchtime virtual gatherings.
Our team develops its staff through internal and external training, and identifying and providing opportunities for development. For example, one of our digital team managers joined us as an apprentice from a non-IT background just over 5 years ago!
Whilst working in the public sector comes with challenges, it can also be extremely satisfying to see our efforts benefit others. We are proud of what we do.
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the online application process, accessed via the 'Apply' button.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please see the Orbis Partnership webpage for further details on Orbis.
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.