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Principal Performance Analyst
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/11175
  • Published: Thu 01/09/2022, 10:26 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,629 - £37,782 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Principal Performance Analyst

Team: Performance Team

Job Family:  CBG11 - Providing

Salary: £34,629 - £37,782 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role

Contract Type: Hybrid - Fixed Term/Secondment - until 31 March 2025

Closing Date: 18th September 2022

Interview Date: w/c 19th September 2022 – this will take place via Microsoft Teams. This software is free for users.  If there is an issue with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interview.



About Us

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.


More about the role:

An exciting and wide-ranging opportunity has arisen as a fixed term contract/secondment to support the Supporting Families (formerly known nationally as the Troubled Families) programme within Children’s Services.

The purpose of the role of the Supporting Families Analyst is to develop and improve high-quality data analysis to support and underpin the programme in supporting families with complex needs. Working as a Supporting Families Data Analyst you will promote and lead on the gathering, collating, validating and use of data, intelligence and insight to help inform decision-making and shape organisational policy, strategy and priorities.

You will drive forward improvements, so that we can understand and address the changing needs and demands of our families, particularly in the context of challenging times for local public services. You will be required to work closely with different teams, projects and partners to collect information including the Early Help, Children Social Care and Children's Centres. As Principal Analyst you will also be expected present and work with Senior Managers, Members and Senior External Partners. Strong ICT skills and proficient use of management information systems, are vital. Experience of SQL, Power BI and/or other business intelligence tools would be desirable.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a single integrated data repository to enable the Supporting Families Programme Team to have access to a wide variety of easily accessible data as well as corporately to deliver strategic business objectives. This will include meeting the national outcomes framework and developing systems for measuring the impact of interventions with children and families.
  • Bring together multiple complex data sources using a wide range of technology and software.
  • Model and champion the integration and automation of data collection and reporting; ensuring effective data and insight supports continuous improvement and transformation into data led and needs driven high performing services.
  • Provide support, advice and guidance to users of business-critical software, maintaining strong relationships with customers, including senior managers, as well as working collaboratively with members of the ICT team.
  • Responding to all statutory and mandatory requirements in a timely manner.
  • Produce and distribute a range of business intelligence reports and dashboards, incorporating performance, customer insight, demand analysis and statutory returns.
  • To present reports and Dashboards to Senior Managers and members, and support the Performance Manager where necessary.


Key Requirements

To succeed in this role, you will need as a minimum:

  • Pro-actively identifying issues relating to data quality and processing, and proposing effective solutions to these problems Excellent structured and logical ways of working with large and highly complex data sets, from a variety of sources and relational databases.
  • Excellent analytical and investigatory skills to interpret varied and complex information and be able to understand concepts quickly.
  • The technical ability to effectively use reporting tool and techniques to extract, analyse and interpret complex data sets and present them effectively to various audiences to inform decision-making.


What we can offer you

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
  • Generous family friendly policies and practices
  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
  • Staff network and support groups
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We  welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Andy Capjon at or call 0300 300 6846.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

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