Kent Graduate Programme – Performance Officer Trainee

£25,238 per annum
37 hours a week
Position Type
Full Time
Closing Date
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Kent County Council

Main Duties

Take your research and analysis skills to the next level
Whether it’s education or transport, strategic planning or emergency services, Kent County Council’s focus is on improving lives. We want to ensure every pound spent in the county delivers better outcomes for our residents, communities and businesses. Join our graduate programme, and we’ll help you achieve your ambitions as you help us achieve ours.

The programme
As a progressive local authority with a commercial mindset, we are committed to delivering high-quality services that are also cost-effective. By gathering and analysing data and sector intelligence you will help us identify opportunities for change and improvement across Adult Social Care and Health (ASCH). As well as helping to create vital efficiencies, you will ensure better outcomes for vulnerable people.

This is a two-year, fast-track programme leading to a permanent role as a Performance Analyst in ASCH. You will work towards the Data Analyst Level 4 apprenticeship benefitting from a structured training plan with plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience. Initially you’ll gain an understanding of adult social care, and the local and national performance frameworks that are used to assess it. You will also develop your knowledge of data extraction, analysis and benchmarking. As your experience grows, you will have the opportunity to support various transformation projects, advising on which activities will have the greatest impact.

Skills and Experience

Who can apply?
This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative, analytical graduate who is passionate about forging a career in the public sector. Holding a 2:1 degree in any discipline, you’ll also have GCSEs in English and Maths (grades C or above). Numerate and IT literate with strong research skills, you’ll have the ability to evaluate data and information and draw sound conclusions. You’ll also need exceptional communication and influencing skills to share your findings.