Public Health Analyst

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference HQ00022458
Service Public Health
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 4-6 Months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37 Hours
Rate From £14.38 to £15.33 per hour

About the role:

On behalf of our client at Cambridgeshire County Council, we are looking for a Public Health Analyst.

Purpose of the role:

To assist in the delivery of a comprehensive public health information analysis service to Peterborough City Council (PCC), Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG. To support the Public Health Analyst – Advanced and the Public Health Network in identifying and delivering public health information needs. To be able to analyse, interpret and develop the storage and delivery of health-related information and work both in conjunction with colleagues on major Public Health projects such as Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and independently to produce reports to answer ‘ad hoc’ queries from stakeholders throughout the local healthcare economy.

If you are interested in this position and have the skills required, please apply – you can email the team [email protected]

  • Coordinate own workload to ensure own reports and analysis are completed to deadlines whilst simultaneously meeting deadlines for tasks that contribute to wider Public Health projects such as Joint Strategic Needs Assessments.
  • Demonstrate objectivity and political sensitivity in analysis, considering the potential ramifications of presented contentious data (e.g. statistics relating to economic deprivation, drug/alcohol use, obesity levels, educational attainment) and ensuring that concepts/data that are open to interpretation are explicitly clarified within reports and that conclusions and suggested correlations are based on robust analyst and subjected to rigorous scrutiny prior to dissemination.
  • Generate Peterborough and Cambridgeshire-specific public health intelligence as required through advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and public health/informatics methodology e.g. direct/indirect standardisation, application of confidence intervals.
  • Acquire and compile health related data and information from routine and ad hoc sources, which describe the health of the local population.
  • Support the Public Health Analyst – Advanced in monitoring and describing the health status of the local population through the analysis and interpretation of population information drawn from a wide range of data and information sources.
  • Support the provision of presentation materials for a wide range of audiences, including routine and ad hoc reports, presentations and publications.
  • Support the Public Health Analyst – Advanced in the provision of a proactive and responsive health information and intelligence service to support colleagues in PCC, CCC and other Public Health Network partners.  This includes responding to ad hoc requests for public health intelligence as well as providing public health information to longer term projects.
  • Participate in the delivery of quality assured health related information to PCC, CCC and C&P CCG.
  • Work autonomously to produce reports on public health issues relating to PCC, CCC and C&P CCG for audiences of varying levels of technical understanding, identifying trends accurately from various data sets and exercising own judgement in presentation of potentially contentious/sensitive data.
  • Be responsible for proactively updating key public health data sources from a wide range of sources.
  • Maintain records of work commissioned and the timeliness of its delivery.
  • Develop and improve systems for the storage and delivery of health information.
  • Participate in appropriate Public Health related education, training and professional development activities.
  • Independently compile reports for a wide range of stakeholders from within PCC, CCC C&P CCG and others within the local healthcare economy identifying trends and correlation from multiple data sources and exercise autonomous judgement in obtaining and presenting relevant data.
  • The postholder will develop, with the Public Health Analyst – Advanced, a plan for their own professional development and will be expected to enhance their professional knowledge and skills appropriately.
  • To perform any other duties commensurate with the grade of the job following consultation with managers.
  • To carry out all responsibilities with regard to the Council’s Equalities Policy and Procedures and Customer Care Policy.
  • To comply with all Health & Safety at work requirements as laid down by the employer.
  • The council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • Extensive working knowledge of MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint (A,I)
  • Good general knowledge of public health and public health practice, including Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (A,I)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access/SQL (A,I)


  • Strong analytical stills (A,I)
  • Advanced use of spreadsheet, database, statistical and other IT packages (A,I)
  • Ability to apply statistical, analytical and epidemiological knowledge to NHS and public and health related policies and strategies. (A,I)
  • Ability to communicate data to public health professionals and non-expert staff using a variety of formats (e.g. reports, charts, tables, presentations) (A,I)
  • Knowledge and use of mapping software and techniques (e.g. GIS, Cartology, Google Earth)


  • Practical experience of accessing and appraising complex data sets. (A,I)
  • Significant experience of working with multiple sets of data and information systems. (A,I)
  • Experience in the development and use of systems for inputting, storing and dissemination of information. (A,I)


Specialist knowledge and experience of statistical techniques and data analysis, acquired through academic qualification to degree standard or higher or equivalent professional experience. (A,I)


Candidates must demonstrate understanding of, acceptance and commitment to the principals underlying equal opportunities. (A & I)


  • Knowledge and understanding of effective customer care (A & I)

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