This vacancy has now closed

Data & Evidence Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,961 – £36,199
  • Edinburgh (currently working remotely)
  • Closing 7th December 2021


  • Advertised from 23rd November 2021
  • 37.00 hours per week. Fixed Term, to end of April 2024

Role

Who are we looking for and why work at Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS)?

At CHS we recruit, train and support empathetic and committed volunteers across Scotland. Our volunteer roles are Panel Members and Area Support Team (AST) members.

Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of 22 Area Support Teams made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.

We’re looking for someone who can provide high-quality data and evidence services to inform a wide-range of CHS’s work. Our Data & Evidence Officer will bring strong analytical ability combined with a supportive approach to not only produce and interpret data reports, but enable others to do the same.

You’ll need to have a keen eye for detail and be comfortable using business analytics software to navigate data - though we’ll provide training on our particular systems. Being able to explain complex and nuanced data and evidence in a clear and concise way is very important in this role, as it being able to ‘tell stories’ through data.

Data & Evidence at CHS

Our data and evidence function sits within a small, focussed team at CHS. As a team, we provide a range of services, structures and support to the organisation concentrating on aspects of information, assurance and performance. The need to ensure that the work of CHS as a public body is well-informed, appropriately documented and delivered in a way that is legislatively compliant is forefront for us as we deliver our work and support and advise our colleagues.

CHS is at the start of a significant and exciting journey to improve the data that is available to us and how we use it. This role will deliver on a number of current and developing data and evidence needs to support decision-making, reporting and planning across the organisation.

Producing both regular and ad-hoc reports form part of the role, as well as supporting colleagues – both staff and volunteer – to understand and make use of data. We also work with colleagues to help them identify and specify their data needs and support them to access the right sources of information, whether that is internal or external.

Building effective working relationships and gathering a strong understanding of the diverse activities within CHS are important building blocks to how we deliver our work.

Life at CHS

As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people. Our values are at the very heart of what we do every day. By working with us, you’ll be joining a diverse community of colleagues and volunteers.

At CHS we are proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.

We offer an excellent benefits package, from health and wellness to finances and family. including: generous annual leave, flexible working and other leave policies, fantastic pension, Employee Assistance Programme, development opportunities and wider employee wellbeing initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion

CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining CHS.

Application notes

Want to find out more?

For more details and to apply, please download the application pack from the CHS website which includes information about the organisation, full job description and person specification, as well as the application link and instructions. If you wish to apply for this post, please complete the CHS application form via the link in the application pack. CVs are not accepted.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process please contact jobs@CHS.gov.scot

For an informal and confidential discussion on the role, please email jobs@CHS.gov.scot and we will arrange for one of our leadership team to contact you.

Closing Date: Tuesday the 7th of December 2021

Virtual interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning 13/12/2021

After the closing date, this role profile won’t be available on our website, so please save a copy when you apply.