Performance Analyst

Performance Analyst

Do you want to join a growing department within the new Directorate of the Chief of Staff?

We are looking for talented Performance Analysts who relish the huge sense of purpose that comes with helping us to achieve our vision of becoming an outstanding police service for everyone.

You will be helping to shape and deliver a new Performance Analysis capability, which will provide high quality actionable performance and insight products to the organisation to inform and influence decision making across a range of boards and committees.

We want to create a team with a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge, either with a background in the public sector, or who may have never worked in our sector before. We recognise and value the range of different lived experiences that individuals have, and how this can generate diversity of thought and perspective.

We encourage candidates to apply who have an inquisitive and questioning mind-set and will use evidence to challenge and generate insight for improvement and change. We are keen to develop and invest in your skills, and so invite applicants who believe they have the right values and innate critical thinking and analytical skills.

Performance Analysts are members of the Performance and Insight Department and are valued for their ability to problem solve through engaging with people and gaining understanding from data.

You will have the potential to work effectively on a varied range of business challenges spanning multiple functions across the constabulary. Ensuring that the organisation is able to make decisions based on evidenced hypotheses, you will work collaboratively with other teams and departments to deliver high quality holistic products, transform data into useful insights, and carry out strategic scanning and forecasting in both a proactive way and also to service requests from across the organisation.

You will play a key part in developing, maturing and monitoring performance frameworks and Key Performance Indicators, providing ethical performance management analysis and insight. Your work will enable the constabulary to have data driven ways of working across all levels of the organisation.

Your delivery of high quality products and services will drive improvement activity achieving the critical success factors required for outstanding policing. A typical work package may, for example, involve reviewing topics as varied as Victim Satisfaction, Workforce Representation, Hate Crime, Responding to Calls for Service, Summer Demand Management, Personal Development Planning, Neighbourhood Crime, and Domestic Abuse, to name but a few.

If you want to go home challenged and satisfied every day, working for an organisation that has a clear vision in providing outstanding policing for everyone, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Portishead with an expectation that you are able to travel around the constabulary. However, we do provide the ability to work remotely and flexibly, and in light of the current COVID-19 situation most staff are currently working from home.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience required:-

  • Excellent IT skills including extensive experience using all common Microsoft packages including Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – including verbal and written communication, presentation skills
  • Experience of collating, processing and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data; including experience of statistical analysis
  • Experience of identifying, documenting and verifying strategic or tactical performance issues
  • Experience of working in an advisory / consultancy capacity – able to demonstrate professional credibility with colleagues and stakeholders

We anticipate this vacancy to have a vetting level of RV which will be confirmed later in the recruitment process.  This means that to be eligible to apply for these roles you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

Does this sound like the role for you? – Click on the blue Apply button below to apply.

We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.

To find out more about our Inclusive Culture

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
    37
  • Salary
    £34,578 - £37,281
  • Job Category
    Analyst
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location