Data Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,374 per annum
Closing date: 11 Dec 2022
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9970
Role: Education
About the role

Data Officer

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £23,374 per annum

Location: Countywide

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Please note that this is a fixed term contract opportunity for a period of 3 years.

The Role

Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.

The Opportunity

Adult Community Learning (ACL) is ECC’s provider of lifelong learning experiences for Essex residents, offering qualifications to help people move nearer to, enter or progress within the workplace, or gain skills to enhance life chances.

The service focuses many of its programmes and activities on the hardest to reach communities within Essex and learners have access to a diverse range of non-accredited courses which encourage creativity, healthy lifestyles, social inclusion and engagement.

The Data Officer will work as a member of the MIS Team providing funding advice, learner performance data and management reports to contribute to local planning and decision making.

The role will be responsible for supporting all users of the MI systems (currently TERMS, PICS & ProAchieve) in day to day use and training users. Providing input to the ongoing development of the system by suggesting areas for improvement to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

This role will work with colleagues to deliver accurate and timely management information to meet the business needs of ACL. Responsible for reviewing and analysing a variety of complex data to ensure the delivery of all statutory data collections.

The Experience You Will Bring

It is essential you have an excellent eye for detail and a methodical approach to extracting data and providing reports from a management information system. Experience of working in an education environment is preferred. Advanced Excel Skills are also essential. An excellent working knowledge of at least one of the following systems is preferred: TERMS, PICS, ProAchieve.

Above all, you will have good communication skills, both verbal and written with the desire to develop your skills throughout the role.

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

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Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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