Data Quality Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £22,629 per annum
Closing date: 03 Feb 2023
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 10438
Role: Administration
About the role

Data Quality Officer

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £22,629 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Please note this role is a Fixed-Term contract for 18 months.

Do you have the ability to focus on and work with detail, analyse data, meet deadlines and work as a member of a team? If so, this role could be for you.

Job Purpose

Essex County Council (ECC) Technology Services (TS) is focused on ensuring current and future investment in technology maximises the opportunity to support ECC in meeting its strategic goals.

The Data Quality Officer role will be supporting activity with the Social Care Platform Programme, liaising with internal customers from Adult Operations, Childrens and Families, Finance and Corporate Services to analyse and remediate systems data quality issues.

You will have significant IT skills and be able to work as an effective team member and independently with a high level of attention to detail.

It is essential that you have excellent planning, organisation and effective communication skills in order to meet the requirements of this role.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

  • Work collaboratively with multiple teams and subject matter experts to undertake detailed analysis of complex information to identify data quality issues within Adult Operations, Childrens and Families, Finance and Corporate Services.
  • Work as a member of a team to manually update systems and cleanse data in line with the requirements of the business and in accordance with targets and objectives assigned by the Programme.
  • Work closely with users of systems to remediate errors, identify efficiencies and drive improvements in the overall quality of data capture within Adults and Children's social care.
  • Understand wider impacts and constraints that may affect prioritisation of required system changes and/or data remediation.
  • Monitor the impact of activities to improve the quality of data entry through regular engagement, monitoring and reporting. Consider all activities and decisions in the context of Programme risks and dependencies.
  • Develop strong working relationships across the council and maintain effective communication across all stakeholders
  • Ensure a high-level accuracy for all information recorded, ensuring that the information is timely, accurate and complete.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of local systems and processes to improve efficiency and service delivery
  • Interaction with a wide range business and system subject matter experts.

About you

  • Good general level of education, including English and Mathematics at GCSE grade A-C, or demonstrably equivalent abilities and good English oral and written communication skills.
  • Good IT skills and ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel etc) and in-house systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong self-management and organisation skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to deadlines
  • Understanding of GDPR and Data Protection legislation
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively across structural boundaries in support of key outcomes
  • Ability to think creatively, challenge the norms and constructively challenging others (including more senior) to ensure continuous improvement


We’re proud to offer an excellent benefits package. There’s generous leave and the option to buy additional holiday, the Local Government Pension Scheme, volunteering days, wellbeing and counselling services, eye care vouchers, travel discounts, season ticket loans and more.

Plus, our My Rewards scheme gives you access to private health and dental care at corporate rates, our Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice scheme, shopping and restaurant discounts and cashback on purchases. Pay and Reward

To read more about us please visit: Corporate Services

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.

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.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) the successful candidate will require a DBS check and you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to

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