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Public Health Intelligence Analyst

Job Reference: 919-KC-25952604-EXT

Public Health England
Health Improvement
5 St. Philip’s Place, Birmingham
£27,803 - £35,434 per annum

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health

This is a Non Reserved post under the Civil Service Nationality Rules and is therefore open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals and certain non EEA members. For more information please refer to the supporting documents detailing the Civil Service Nationality Rules.

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Temporary Appointments: If you are external to the Civil Service, you will take up the post on a Fixed Term appointment, if you are an existing Civil Servant, based outside of PHE, you will take up the post as a loan and if you are an existing PHE member of staff, you will take up the post as either a level transfer or a temporary promotion as per PHE’s Pay and Grading policy. If you are an existing Civil Servant, (in PHE or elsewhere) you must have prior agreement from your Line Manager before applying for this post.

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

We wish to recruit to a specialist analyst post in the West Midlands Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service (LKIS). LKIS is one of the six functional areas within the Health Intelligence Division, and part of the Health Improvement Directorate in PHE. The division aims to develop world class population health intelligence for PHE, its partners and the local public health system. LKIS is a distributed national service with nine teams working locally as part of an integrated function at PHE Centre level.

A key element of this role will also be supporting the development of the West Midlands Injury Surveillance Project. This will involve the undertaking of detailed epidemiological analysis and interpretation of public health data to support the intelligence outputs from the system. The role will also involve engaging and working with stakeholders, particularly those working in Acute Trust Emergency Departments, to help to improve the quality and volume of the data being fed into the Surveillance System. This will also involve providing feedback to staff in terms of how the data is being used to better inform violence prevention initiatives locally.

We are looking for…
We are looking to recruit a highly numerate analyst with excellent statistical skills to help further develop our West Midlands Injury Surveillance System. You will have a broad awareness of public health data sources and be able to translate this into actionable intelligence for stakeholders via the application of epidemiological concepts and the use of specialist analytical software. You will be an excellent team worker and able to form productive working relationships with key local stakeholders.

The post holder will…
As a Public Health Analyst you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for delivering an effective Health Intelligence service supporting public health delivery in the West Midlands Region. The role of the Health Intelligence services as a whole is to enable other users in different agencies, both statutory and voluntary, to access and use appropriate public health datasets and analyses to support and empower their own functions; provide analysis which improve our understanding of health and the factors which influence health within the local area; and work in partnership with other organisations to ensure we influence the way information is used in policy and strategy development.

Working with colleagues in the West Midlands Region, your role will be to take responsibility for delivering a high quality and responsive intelligence service as part of the Health Intelligence team.

Option 3 – External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gareth Wrench, Associate Director (0121 2149121) or George Fowajuh, Senior Analyst (0121 214 9129) in the West Midlands Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service.

The Civil Service (CS) embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the CS Commission's recruitment principles (attached as a supporting document). PHE is a disability confident employer and is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long term health condition.

The law requires that selection for appointment to the CS is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the CS Commission's Recruitment Principles.

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact PHE recruitment team in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from PHE, you can contact the CS Commission.

If we receive applications from more suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months, and future vacancies could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition.

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Interview expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information please go to the PHE website.

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