Intelligence Officer

  • Job Reference: 00039702-1
  • Date Posted: 19 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire
  • Salary: £20.67 Per Hour
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

The Public Health Intelligence Officer post is a role which will increase the West Berkshire Team’s health intelligence function and capacity to support decisions about the implementation, delivery and evaluation of effective, evidence-based public health programmes across the Local Authority. The post holder will need to have excellent communication and partnership-working skills, with the ability to convey complex statistical matters to a range of audiences. They will also need to have substantial experience of health information analysis, with a track-record of completing high-quality analytical work in tight timescales.
The post holder:
·        Will provide an epidemiology data and intelligence function to enable a full understanding of health needs in the area, addressing health inequalities, determining priorities for action and assisting in the understanding of the wider wellbeing needs of the local population.
·        Will lead on the development and production of specific Needs Assessments and information products, as determined by the business needs of the Public Health team and other services across the council.
·        Will consider all aspects of data management and analysis, such as data access, storage, data quality and information governance.
·        Will be expected to communicate and explain complex data clearly and accurately, enabling diverse audiences to understand the key messages.
COVID-19 Outbreak Control Data and intelligence:
·        The post will have a specific focus on the COVID-19 outbreak control (prevention, surveillance, and response) work-stream, collaborating with the Berkshire Shared Public Health informatics team leading on the implementation of COVID-19 data products and processes.
·        The accuracy of this information will be key to maintaining public confidence in our response and for the effectiveness of the COVID-19 outbreak control work-stream.
·        Timeliness will also be key. The post-holder will be required to manage the timely production of specialist public health reports, dashboards and other products to inform the local response to COVID-19
·        This is a complex arena and the post holder will need to manage multiple and competing data flows, be able to present information prompt and accurately in such a way that enables swift decisions under pressure. The data itself will be highly sensitive.
·        The data products will form the backbone of the public engagement work for COVID-19 control. Accurate and sensitive analysis will be crucial