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Insight & Intelligence Analyst
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/14447/25450
  • Published: Tue 26/07/2022, 9:42 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,173 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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Insight & Intelligence Analyst

The starting salary for this role is £32,173 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This is a 12-month secondment / fixed-term contract. We are happy to discuss flexible working options.

About us 

We have high ambitions here at Surrey County Council – our aim is to be recognised, simply, as outstanding and we are amid an organisation wide transformation that will help us get there. The challenge is huge and the opportunities, even greater. 

About the role 

We are currently recruiting an Insight & Intelligence Analyst to join our Insights, Programmes and Governance Team on a one year fixed-term contract. This role is suitable for someone with an analytical and curious mind who wishes to provide support to the HR function with their insights, and proactively offer support to key stakeholders in relation to workforce insights and people analytics.  

The successful candidate will focus on analysis, data interrogation and benchmarking, looking at both internal and external data and trends. They will work alongside the Workforce Data Analyst, collaborating with colleagues across People and Change and using their insights to facilitate the strategic planning surrounding workforce development and progression, and to inform decision making. Key to this role is being able to translate data into compelling stories for a range of audiences and exploring data in depth. 

About you 

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to manage small and big data projects, working with both qualitative and quantitative data.  
  • Experience in summarising complex information into different formats e.g. PowerPoint, graphs, dashboards, with the ability to adapt to the audience. 
  • Core analytical skills, but the successful candidate’s expertise will be weighted more towards consulting, storytelling, communication, and project management. 
  • Experience in carrying out benchmarking exercises. 
  • A substantial ability to understand and use a diverse range of HR systems, including the production of Excel reports for analysis of complex scenarios to provide a comprehensive set of data reports for key stakeholders. You will have demonstrable experience in collecting, structuring, analysing, and reporting on processes and data.
  • Key competencies, besides data analysis, include: business acumen, relationship management, communication, and cultural awareness.  
  • Flexibility to manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment, whilst being a resilient team player who can demonstrate innovation and creativity in their approach to data analytics and persuasive storytelling. 
  • Team player capabilities to create strong networks with other analytical cohorts to share good practice. 

Key competencies 

  • Advanced and interchangeable Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills as well as experience of using data management systems.
  • Ability to report in a credible, engaging and compelling way with highly developed written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Technical knowledge on data/people analytics and a sound understanding of relevant policies and practices within the HR function applicable to business reporting models. 
  • Able to work with autonomy to interrogate data, answer questions and test theories, drawing on key insights. 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14/08/2022 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Lara Williams by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.