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Principal Performance, Research & Information Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £42,403 to £50,512 per annum, pro rata (Grade K)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Part Time
30 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/07/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

West Berkshire Council is recruiting a Principal Performance, Research & Information Officer to join the ‘Performance, Research and Risk’ team.

As part of a dedicated team working to support decision makers to make evidence-based decisions, the post is delivering three main functions:

  • Management of a team providing performance management advice and support to Children and Family Services and Adult Social Care
  • Sourcing, processing and reporting data and intelligence from a range of systems and sources, including from research, evaluations and consultations
  • Overseeing statutory returns to Government, including data/intelligence preparation for inspections (e.g. Ofsted inspections)

Our ideal candidate would have the following skills and attributes

  • You should be educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification relevant for the post.
  • Possess strong IT skills.
  • You will possess the relevant knowledge and experience to successfully manage the reporting specifications for software providers, including overseeing the production of reports to extract and report data by external or internal staff.
  • As the performance management specialist supporting the social care services, sound knowledge and understanding of the local government children safeguarding and adult social care functions are essential.  This includes knowledge and experience of designing and delivering research and consultation exercises.
  • As the role covers a diverse range of technical and performance management tasks, strong organisational and project management skills are required

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Catalin Bogos on 01635 519102.

Interviews will take place on the 24 of July 2024. You will also be required to undertake a test of your technical abilities.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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