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Advanced Public Health Intelligence Specialist

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1 Dec 2021

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The starting salary for this role is £40,227 per annum for a 36 hour working week.

Surrey County Council has an ambitious vision for data analytics to support service transformation. To deliver our 2030 Community Vision and the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy, we are committed to changing and radically improving the council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first. The Public Health Intelligence and Insight Team (PHIIT) are active participants in delivering this analytic vision.

The Public Health Department in Surrey is forward-looking with a strong focus on innovation to deliver improvements to the health and wellbeing of our county's population. The successful applicant will be part of the Public Health Intelligence and Insight Team which provides intelligence to inform Public Health and system partners in addressing local health needs and reducing health inequalities, regularly collaborating with a wide variety of analytic partners to deliver joint intelligence. We are a team committed to providing a stimulating environment within which to work, providing opportunities for personal development through training, education, shadowing, and on-the-job learning.

We are looking for an Advanced Public Health Intelligence Specialist to join our Public Health Intelligence and Insight Team (PHIIT). Primarily to lead our programme of Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), but also supporting on other ad-hoc intelligence priorities as required. Your work will be a blend of analysis, reporting and project management and will focus on specific geographical areas, population cohort groups and health and wellbeing issues.

This role is a 1-year fixed term position. An internal secondment would also be considered. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment, please gain the agreement from your line manager before applying.

The postholder will work with key stakeholders across the County, including the community and voluntary sector and local people to obtain, analyse, interpret and publish information which contributes to our understanding of factors that influence health and wellbeing, and health inequalities, in Surrey.

You will have experience of drawing together diverse sources of information to provide data analysis, interpretation, and presentation, preferably in public health or healthcare. We are looking for someone with strong quantitative research skills and some experience of using qualitative methodologies. You will need to provide specialised advice on public health intelligence and statistics and be willing to develop qualitative work that may involve analysing the views of local communities and organisations.

You will be the coordination lead for JSNA production. You will therefore be able to demonstrate excellent project management skills, with experience of managing a number of projects to deadline. You will embrace agile working methods to ensure that our analyses are delivered in a timely fashion.

You should have experience of developing good working relationships with a range of partners including those in the NHS, Local Authorities and the Community and Voluntary Sector.

You should have a good understanding of the wider determinants of health.

You will need experience of presenting to a range of different audiences.

It would be a bonus if you're skilled in the use of the data science tools such Tableau, SQL, R or Python.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The closing date for applications is Monday 29th November 2021 and the virtual interviews will likely be held on week commencing 6th December 2021.

A basic Disclosure and Barring Service' check will be required for this role.

Contact Details

To arrange an informal chat, please feel free to contact Tom Bourne, Public Health Analyst Team Lead, at

If this role interests you, then we want to hear from you. Apply by uploading your CV and a personal statement (up to 1500 words) providing evidence of how you meet the role profile. Please note that if applying through NHS Jobs, then you will be given the option to upload a CV only - include your personal statement as a continuation of your CV.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
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