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Performance Analyst (Dorchester)

Salary details: £31099 - £35411

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Business Intelligence & Communications
Salary details
£31,099 - £35,411
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
David Bonner
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225503
Closing Date
11 December 2022 11:00 PM
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Performance Analyst

37 hours

Salary £31,099 - £35,411

Dorchester, combined with home-working


What’s in it for you:

The BI & Performance Service is responsible for providing high-quality, accurate and timely business intelligence and performance information across the council. We are a centralised service with a very broad remit, making working here both exciting and unique! As a Service we have been busy developing new strategic data products to serve the needs of a recently created unitary council. The work we do has a big impact and is central to delivering on the council’s ambitions to become an ever more data-driven organisation. We provide business intelligence to support our senior leadership team, elected councillors, and directorate teams and are made up of the following areas:

• Data Science & Insight
• Performance, Data & Analytics (including Adult Social Care and Children’s Reporting)
• Central Policy, Performance & Risk (new area under development)

We are looking to recruit a new Performance Analyst within the People Performance, Data & Analytics team to cover Adults and Children’s (jointly referred to as the ‘People’ directorates) performance. This important role will form part of a small specialist team of Performance Analysts and Management Information Officers and will report into the People Team Manager. You will work closely with your colleagues, the team manager and our BI & Performance Business Partners who act as the key point of contact between the service and the directorates.

This is an exciting time to join the central BI & Performance function as we explore new approaches in data science and analytics. Dorset Council is in the process of revolutionising its use of data and BI. A new council-wide strategy covering data and BI will position the use of our rich data assets and intelligence at the heart of the council, informing everything we do to serve the people of Dorset. This is a role where you can make a real difference using data.

We are a friendly, supportive, and outward looking team who enjoy the challenges of creating innovative reporting solutions and showcasing the power of data. The breadth and depth of activities across the service ensures that no two days are the same – from working with our researchers and data scientists on modelling the cost-of-living crisis, through to understanding the data requirements of external inspections, there is always variety in what we get involved with. This role forms a key part of the Performance, Data & Analytics area of the team, supporting the People directorates. ​


What you can expect to be doing:

We are looking for a highly experienced BI and Performance Analyst, with expertise in delivering performance reporting, analytics and statutory reporting. Knowledge of reporting in the following areas would be an advantage but is not essential: Adults Social Care, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) data, Mental Health Social Care, Carers and Section 117 Aftercare.

As a Performance Analyst you will be a key member of the team and will help to develop and build new data products and develop analytics. There will also be responsibility for various aspects of the council’s statutory performance reporting. This is an exciting time to join the Service as we deliver new processes of data capture, manipulation, and presentation. As a Performance Analyst there will also be the opportunity to take part in the Dorset Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence with colleagues from across the Dorset ICS (Integrated Care Service), undertaking training and keeping up to date with the latest advances in data and analytics.

Using your well-developed professional BI & Performance experience, you will build out creative BI & Data products to address a range of insight, intelligence, and reporting challenges, and we hope that you will use your customer-focused attitude to contribute to the success of the team.

We adopt an agile approach to working, with opportunities to work either in the office or remotely depending on the activity. We encourage collaborative working across the team, where projects can often overlap team areas. As a service we also like to make full use of the technology available to us, including hybrid facilities which allow for with a mix of in-person and remote in the same setting.

This is a core operational role where you will need to work to tight deadlines and provide high-quality data and MI products for the People Directorates and the delivery of statutory reporting. Full details are provided in the context statement.

Importantly, as part of the BI & Performance Service, you will be part of shaping the future direction of the central Business Intelligence and Performance service.


About you:

Please refer to the person specification essential requirements.


Contact details:

For further information please contact David Bonner, Service Manager Business Intelligence & Performance, on 01305 225503 or email david.bonner@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.


This post requires you to have access to sensitive information. It will be subject to a Basic Criminal Records Check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.


Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success


You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.


This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.


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