Finance & Workforce Data Analyst Apprentice (an Arch apprenticeship)

Public Health England
61, Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ
£20,360.00 annually
12 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Public Health England provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation's health. Its ambition is to lead nationally, and enable locally, a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England, regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

The Finance & Commercial Directorate's aim is to provide PHE with efficient, effective and economic financial, IT, estates and facilities and business development services to enable PHE to achieve its strategic goals, as well as taking the lead ona number ofgeneral activities.

The Financial Management (FM) service sits within the wider finance function and is formed of local teams whose roles coverbudget setting and budget monitoring, financial analysis & financial modelling, revenue activity and for the provision of a comprehensive business partnering service. Revenue project accounting and the accounting for the local authority public health grant also fall under the remit of the FM department.Management and maintenance of the Agency's financial systems also sits within the FM service.
The FM Department, formed of a network of staff based in the PHE's operationalcentres/divisions, is the primary resource for financial management, analysis and decision support.

The purpose of the role is to support the FM Section in theproduction of accurate, meaningful and insightful reporting of workforce information using the tools available to aid decision support within FM and the wider agency and to provide the corporate workforce reports to externalorganisationsas required.
The post holder will be supported to achieve aLevel 4ApprenticeshipasData Analyst. Through academic and workplace activities, the post holder will develop the skills required in the job description, to work in a quality driven, responsive and customer orientated department.

An apprentice will do 80% on the job training -work-basedlearning activity and the remaining 20% is off the job training (self-directed learning and classroom attendance.)

The apprenticeship is a work-based qualification evidenced via learning activity at work, a portfolio of work and observations. Training and assessment are completed on worksite, with some off the job training involving a combination of online learning, classroom attendance, webinars and self-directed learning. An external assessor will carry out observations in the workplace to assess practical competence.

All apprenticeship standards have End-point assessment (EPA). End-Point Assessments will involve an independent assessor carrying out final assessments with the apprentice, to ensure that the competences and learning within the 'Apprenticeship Standard' have been met. Apprentices can achieve a pass, merit or distinction dependent on how well they perform in their End-Point Assessment.

You will be required to commit to the apprenticeship training study requirements and complete the training activities and assessments, in given timescales.

Training: Level 4Data AnalystApprenticeship
  • Head of Finance(Reporting,IntegratedWorkforce and Systems)
  • Senior Financial Reporting and Workforce Information Manager
  • Deputy Financial Reporting and Workforce Information Manager
  • All staff within the Financial Management department and the wider home Directorate
  • Staff within Human Resources

  • External Stakeholders and bodies, especially Department of Health and Office of National Statistics
  • External Auditors
  • Tobe responsible forexecuting thescheduled and ad hocworkforce and establishmentreports,created by a senior team member,in a timely fashion as required to meet FM and wider PHE requirements
  • Toanalysethereporting requirements and assess delivery mechanisms to ensure that theaccurate, meaningful and insightfulreports are produced and delivered in the most efficient manneralong with the senior team member
  • To liaise with PHEPeople Directorateand external payroll provider to ensure data is correct can be reported on to agreed requirements
  • To produce regular reports onworkforce,headcount, WTE, turnover and sickness for the PHE Board and other levels of the agency as required
  • Toanalyseand recommend, new procedures relating to workforce andestablishment reporting to continue to meet the evolving needs of the organisation
  • Work with colleagues to revise and improve procedures
  • TofulfilPHE's external workforce reporting requirementswith a senior team member, especially, but not limited to, the Department of Health and Office of National Statistics
  • To carry out other projects and functions as agreed with theDeputy Head of Financial Management (Reporting, Workforce and Systems)', Senior Financial Reporting and Workforce Information Manager or Deputy Financial Reporting and Workforce Information Manager
The above is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomesrequired of the role. You will carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by the directorate.

The jobdescription and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of theorganisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience ofdata management, including input, analysis and reporting to a non-technical audience
  • Experience ofanalysingcomplex data from a variety of sources and producing meaningful reports
  • Experience of working with multiple database and reporting packages

  • Working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and reporting software packages.
  • Ability toanalyserequirementsandrecommendpresentation ofinformation from a variety of sources using multiple database applications
  • Microsoft Office packages with advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Prioritisingand managing own time
  • Skills for manipulatinginformation
  • Advanced keyboard skills, use of a range of software
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships, both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

Good standard of education - minimum GCSEs A-C level including English and maths or equivalent(Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE grades A*-C;new GCSE 4-9)

Please note:Applicants with a Diploma, Level 4 Qualification or Higher in a Similar field willbeineligible for this post as it is an Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

96% of Arch Apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary go up immediately post-apprenticeship!

Things to consider

Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself:
  • Do I live close enoughthat I could commute there and back every day?
  • Do I meet the qualifications required for this role?
  • Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months?
  • Do I want to work in thisindustry, and have I researched into it?

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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