The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. These new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.
The WMCA is setting up a new Office for Data Analytics for the region, driving greater information sharing, analytics and intelligence to improve the design and delivery of public services and interventions in the region. These posts will be part of this new team.
About the Role
We are recruiting a Data Analyst to support the Head of Office for Data Analytics. This post will support the development of the regional analytics capacity, working across organizational boundaries to promote information sharing, making data open, and driving collaboration on projects. The team will be examining the key strategic issues facing the region, identifying research and analytics projects to understand the issues and then supporting change in policy and services.
This post will assist in the monitoring and evaluation of economic strategy and scheme development by sourcing relevant data and information and to make this accessible ensuring an evidence base is available for effective strategic and operational insights to drive direction, strategy and to identify new opportunities, in line with the wider economic, housing, regeneration, education, health and environmental agendas.
This is an opportunity to develop new approaches to problems facing people and businesses in the West Midlands. Utilising state of the art techniques and collaborating across analytics teams across our partners to create solutions that tackle issues that go to the heart of improving the lives of the people of the region.
The role will involve sourcing, checking and developing datasets, bringing them together and analysing them across a wide range of policy areas in support of key strategies in the region including the Local Industrial Strategy. Creating new knowledge to support policy and programme development and service improvement.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.
To view and apply for these opportunities please visit https://www.wmca.org.uk/careers where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.
A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.