Shropshire Council Children's Services - Data Analyst Lvl 4 Apprenticeship - Shrewsbury

Shropshire Council
Mount Mckinley, Anchorage Avenue, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6FG
Competitive salary
11 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
To provide data analysis support to Children's Services and projects being worked on across the service.

There will be a focus on management of collation, analysis and reporting of data, both in terms of outcomes for children and young people and also financial budgets, expenditure and savings.

Initially there will be a focus on supporting the implementation of the Stepping Stones Project and ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of the project.

To work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies which will assist the post holder to complete their apprenticeship provision and, where appropriate their functional skills, develop their career and add value to their service area in the future.

To commit in full to the expected time and effort required to complete the Upskill Shropshire levy funded Apprenticeship in a timely manner as agreed within the ILR and meet the responsibilities outlined by the training provider.

Your role will be to support the service to:
  • Develop systems to capture a range of data sets
  • Evidence positive outcomes and achievement of financial savings
  • Monitor performance of projects against agreed outcomes
  • Collate and report data and cost analysis on proposed and actual reduction of LAC numbers
  • Provide Managers with any other identified data/data analysis
  • Undertake a range of data analysis to provide insights for the projects
  • Produce regular reports of data to illustrate key trends and to communicate key messages and findings
  • Develop project performance management tools such as data dashboards and performance scorecards
  • Create data cleansing processes to manage data quality where required
  • Contribute to annual returns
  • Support benchmarking of Children Services activity

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:
  • To achieve apprenticeship standard including(Functional Skills if required,) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff

Apprenticeships start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.
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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be capable of working as part of a team or independently to meet agreed targets
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Ability to work flexibly and be capable of adapting to changing circumstances
  • Have a problem-solving approach and be open to understanding new technologies
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of working with data
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Prior knowledge of Children's Services
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Ability to manage own workloads and priorities and deal with conflicting demands
  • Ability to take on new challenges and develop new skill sets
  • Proven record of setting challenging but achievable targets for themselves
  • Understand the need to follow processes to achieve desired deliverables
  • Tenacious

Desired qualifications

  • Must have 5 GCSE's or equivalent, Grade A*-C/9-4 including: maths and English

  • Relevant A Levels (e.g. business information systems, computing, economics, geography, information management, mathematics)
  • Other validated courses in Information Technology

Future prospects

Possible progression opportunities:
  • The apprentice will have exposure to Children Social Care, Finance, Performance, IT, Education and partner agencies such as Health and will learn a variety of skills and knowledge in these areas
  • The apprentice will also have opportunity to work in a project management environment and experience of working as part of a team
  • Transferable skills with a wide understanding of various departments will allow the apprentice the opportunity to apply for roles in a variety of areas
  • There are potential development opportunities that the team are looking into due to the changing needs of the business

Things to consider

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like further information about the role or the duties you would be undertaking please email and we can provide you with the full job description and personal specification.

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  • Photographic proof of ID
  • Qualification certificates
  • National Insurance Number
  • Updated CV

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