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Performance and Development Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
10/05/2021 23:59
£22,183 - £24,491
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
10 May

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Further information

Based in Children's Services, but also working with partner agencies, the postholder will contribute to the development of data collections and analysis in relation to the Council’s Troubled Families programme.  He or she will enjoy a significant amount of autonomy to develop an already well-established role, with the support of comprehensive on the job training. 

The work within the Supporting Families programme, Early Help and Children's Centre's data is an excellent opportunity for technical and personal development with the ever-changing world which governs the data we work with. This role sits within an incredibly supportive and friendly team.

The use of data visualisation tools within our work has added a new layer of enjoyment to the role by being able to perform more in-depth analysis and to see data in an entirely new way. Working with these services and seeing the data alongside their work is incredibly satisfying.

 A typical year could see the postholder pulling together the data evidence for numerous rounds of payment by results claims, presenting data analysis to the Board, and developing innovative ways of sharing data with partners.   As well as being a “data and technically-able person”, the attributes we are looking for are tenacity, an ability to join up datasets and produce forecasts, and attention to detail. 


We are offering: 

A salary of £22,183 - £24,491 part time 25.9 hrs a week 

Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme) 

A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision 

Flexible working arrangements 

Opportunities for continuous professional development 


Essential requirements: 

Experience in joining up data sets, attention to detail, and an understanding of how client data bases work. 

For full details, please refer to the job description and person specification 


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Alan Hartwell on 07876131410 . Please note that this is a permanent, part time position, dependant on grant funding but applications on a secondment basis would be considered for the right applicant. 


For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please click here. 

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk. 



Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or email jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

The closing date is 10 May 2021 at midnight

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