The Directors of Public Health across all 15 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region have collaborated to set up the Louise Brewins Programme, an innovative training scheme for Public Health Intelligence Analysts. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council offers this opportunity to be one of the first trainees on this exciting new scheme.
As an Apprentice Public Health Intelligence Analyst, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for delivering an effective Public Health Intelligence service supporting public health delivery in a local authority. You will support the key activities of understanding the health needs of the population, addressing health inequalities, determining priorities for action, assisting wider understanding of the characteristics of the local population and actively disseminating findings to a wide audience.
Your duties and responsibilities in this role include:
Through the two-year scheme you will get a broad exposure to Public Health Intelligence through year-long placements in two different organisations, while completing a Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship.
Subject to confirmation, the first trainee will complete placements in Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (based in Wakefield) then Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Bradford); the second trainee will complete placements in Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (Huddersfield) and Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (Halifax).
As part of the recruitment process your application will be shared with each of the participating Local Authorities. To understand exactly how your personal information will be handled and processed, please visit the privacy notices for the participating Local Authorities:
Wakefield: - Privacy notices - Wakefield Council
Bradford: - https://www.bradford.gov.uk/privacy-notice/
Kirklees: - How we use your data I Kirklees Council
Calderdale: - Our Privacy Notice I Calderdale Council
Interviews will take place mid-February, with successful candidates starting in post mid-May
Note that altogether, there will be a cohort of eight trainees on the scheme. The other six are being recruited through local authorities in Hull, Leeds and Sheffield, advertised simultaneously with this opportunity. Please apply only to one location, as multiple applications will be sifted out – if successful in securing an interview, you will be given an opportunity then to express any interest in other locations. Your details may be securely shared with any of the organisations involved in the scheme - the 15 local authorities in the region, the training provider and the regional Local Knowledge & Intelligence Service (part of the Department of Health & Social Care), who are managing the scheme overall.
Requirements and prospects
Experience in the collection, collation, and checking of datasets
Experience of extracting, analyzing and reporting on data
Experience of using MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
Good communication skills, both in writing and orally
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines, without compromising quality
Willingness and ability to develop knowledge and skills
Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade A-C to include English Language and Maths or equivalent
You must not hold an existing qualification at Level 4 or higher in a similar subject
The Directors of Public Health across all 15 local authorities are committed to make every effort to find suitable positions for trainees at the end of the scheme, within either their own organisations or the wider regional health system.
Things to consider
The COVID pandemic has highlighted the important role of local public health teams and of the data and intelligence required to support their evidence-based decision-making. The shadow it has cast in terms of worsening physical and mental health will take years to overcome – this is an opportunity to play a worthwhile part in that recovery and to kick-start your career by developing skills that are in short supply.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must be a UK or European Economic Area (EEA) citizen or have lived there for the last 3 consecutive years. More generally, all learners must satisfy & meet the ESFA funding guidelines.
This role, and the supporting apprenticeship, require a high level of numeracy and mathematical aptitude, which will be assessed at interview
Arch is an Ofsted graded Outstanding provider (inspected February 2016) specialising in Data, HR, Marketing and Business Analyst Apprenticeship programmes.
Arch's mission is to close the UK's digital and tech skills gap by helping businesses and other organisations create tailor-made employees whilst helping the sector to shape and initiate new apprenticeship programmes.
Arch has a hybrid learning approach which balances self-paced online learning with expert tutoring, hands-on virtual labs and authentic business challenges. Our Learning Development Coaches will work with you and your line manager so you’re fully supported throughout the programme.
The Level 4 Data Analyst programme contains 5 specific modules. These are:
Each module is delivered over a 4-week period and is broken down into three component parts: self-paced online learning, virtual labs and fusion days, which bring together learning from both into one standalone project/task
In accordance with the Council’s Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6 month Probationary Period.
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