Analytics and evaluation stream

This stream of our graduate programme is an exciting opportunity to grow your career in analytics and evaluation in the public sector. It is ideal for a graduate with an analytical mind who is set up for the challenge of using data and research to drive decision making across the council.

Being data driven and making evidence-based decisions to ensure the best possible service is delivered to the residents of Kent is a key part of our culture and you can play an important role in that.

We have a multi-disciplinary analytical team that provides several functions including:

  • undertaking bespoke data analysis
  • continuous improvement
  • qualitative research
  • statistical analysis
  • county statistics
  • performance.

As part of a small evaluation team, you will use a variety of analytical skills, methodologies and approaches to collect and analyse data to help inform decision making. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues in the wider analytical team.

You will play an active role in scoping evaluations, advising on appropriate data collection and monitoring techniques as well as conducting robust analysis of data. You will have the opportunity to present your findings in different ways and work on projects with colleagues who have a variety of different specialisms. Alongside this work you will study for an apprenticeship to continue your professional development. This work gives you the opportunity to support the shaping of future services in the county, by helping to provide a reliable evidence base for decision making in all of our directorates.

Length of stream

2 years

Salary

You will receive a starting salary of £26,598 which will increase as you progress.

Location

Our main offices are in Maidstone, but travel may be required to other offices and locations around Kent.

We are currently operating hybrid working, giving the flexibility for individuals to work from home or in one of our reconfigured office buildings. We will support you to work in a hybrid way, with the necessary induction, management, and equipment.

Apply

Applications closed on 12 August.

The job provides you with invaluable on-the-job experience of working within the public sector and offers extensive training and development opportunities you won’t find elsewhere.

Whilst on the programme, you will be provided with the right support to help you achieve the Market Research Executive (Level 4). We will commit to your continuing professional development and will support you in your training and as you develop your management skills and knowledge.

  • a 2:1 degree or equivalent in a science, engineering, or mathematical subject
  • a GCSE in mathematics - grade A to C or equivalent (new grades 4-9)
  • a GCSE in English language - grade A to C or equivalent (new grades 4-9)

All overseas applicants must have the UK equivalent. See our equivalency table to check if you meet our academic requirements.

Additional information

We are an equal opportunities employer and we represent a diverse community, therefore we welcome applications from people of every race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation. There is no upper age limit for applications.

We are looking for candidates with the potential to become future senior managers. The selection process allows candidates to draw from experiences within their academic or working career. So you may be a recent graduate, or you may have workplace experience already.

You are eligible to apply if you are predicted a 2:1 or higher but please state your predicted grade clearly on the application form.

Unfortunately, due to the vast numbers of applications we receive we are unable to accept applications from candidates who achieved a 2:2 or lower.

Applications will open in July.

Closing date for applications

Applications close at midnight on 12 August 2022.

First sift activity

Candidates will be invited to complete a first sift activity between 15 and 26 August 2022.

Final stage interviews

Shortlisted candidates were invited to attend an interview on 12 September 2022.

Start date

Successful applicants will join us on 17 October 2022.