Covid 19 Intelligence Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: FEB20212346

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£25,481 - £29,577 Per Annum

Closing date

4 March 2021

Covid-19 Intelligence Officer – Public Health – secondment/fixed term opportunity for up to one year due to funding

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The Covid-19 pandemic has created additional demands for Public Health within local government to source, develop and produce high quality datasets and analysis.  This post supports the Intelligence team in meeting those increasing demands, for example collating new datasets to support outbreak management and intelligence-informed preventative action.

The post holder will sit within the Public Health Intelligence team and report to the Specialist Public Health Intelligence Analyst. You will work within the Public Health service to source, analyse and disseminate complex public health information. You will help ensure that local contact tracing of Covid-19 cases is informed by the best available data and intelligence.

What you’ll need to succeed

A good team player, you will have a degree in the relevant subject (e.g. involving analysis and the application of data) or have equivalent experience.  You will have experience of applying your skills to the analysis of public health or equivalent data and be able to demonstrate your ability to analyse and present such data.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staff’s development, and this role provides a stepping stone to potential careers in a range of public health or data analysis roles. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

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