Based within Community Services, the Amethyst Community Safety Intelligence Team specialises in data analysis and research relating to crime, anti-social behaviour, problem use of alcohol and other drugs, reoffending and other issues that have an impact on community safety in Cornwall.
This information is used by managers and commissioners to inform the design and delivery of services across Cornwall and to advise and challenge where needed to ensure that resources are targeted effectively. As well as being used within the Council, the information supports a broad range of partnership activity through the statutory Community Safety Partnership Safer Cornwall, Our Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Safeguarding Adults Board.
We are offering the opportunity for a Strategic Analyst to join our small specialist team to focus on developing insight and intelligence products that help the Council and community safety partners to understand the crime and safety issues that impact most on communities and make decisions about what should be done about them.
This role will involve sourcing, interrogating and interpreting a broad range of data and information and presenting the findings to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
You will be an ambassador for evidence-based practice within the Council and working across the wider partnership environment, using data and insight to support the delivery of outcomes that cross functional, geographical and organisational boundaries.
You will need to have:-
- Experience of interpreting and presenting complex findings in a readily understandable format that is appropriate for audiences at all levels
- Degree in relevant subject or ability to demonstrate equivalent work-based experience, evidencing up-to-date knowledge and best practice thinking, and an excellent track record in a similar role
- Experience in a multi-agency or public sector environment, with an understanding of community safety and effective working in partnership.
Please note that the interview will include an assessment in the form of a data analysis task using Microsoft Excel, performed under test conditions.
The post is offered for a two year fixed term period on a full-time basis but flexible working arrangements would be considered, including both part-time and full-time hours.
We continue to work in a hybrid environment, with a mixture of home and office working.
We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process. We welcome applications from outside Cornwall.
Please view the role profile here; your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure that you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here: the application process.
Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.
Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.
This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.
More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.
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