Data Analyst

Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Location London Bridge

Position Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary £45,000-£55,000 p.a. plus pension and other benefits

Application deadline 30 September 2019
The application deadline for this role has passed

Do you want to help tackle the major health challenges facing London in the 21st Century?

At Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, we aim to be at the leading edge of philanthropic approaches. Crucial to this is using data and analytics. We aim to be at the cutting-edge, drawing on insights from data and innovative practice to ensure that we have the greatest impact for and with our communities.

As part of this ambition, we’re looking to make an exciting addition to our growing Data and Analytics team. The Data Analyst role will focus on strengthening the application of data insights and measurement of impact throughout our programmes, communications and within our business processes. We want to work with a broad range of data sets for genuine strategic and tactical insight. This role helps us to accelerate our capability in these fields.

We are building a new way of working at the Charity. We think it is possible to reduce health inequalities in inner-city areas. Our investments empower people to lead healthy lives in Lambeth and Southwark and demonstrate the power of a long-term approach to complex health issues. We improve health working jointly with Lambeth and Southwark residents, local and national government, community and private sector partners. By doing this, we aim to inspire others in the UK and abroad to create better health.

We currently focus on three health issues (childhood obesity, multiple long-term conditions and the health effects of air pollution) and run ground-breaking long-term funding programmes which will invest over £150 million over the next ten years to help tackle these challenges. Next year we will be adding a new programme on adolescent mental health to our portfolio.

You can read about how we use data, evidence and insights to guide our work on complex urban health issues at Data, evidence and lived experience.

Job description

Are you an experienced or aspiring data analyst with experience of data preparation, analysis and visualisation?

We’re looking to recruit an individual from a data and analytics background to join our talented multi-disciplinary team. A significant part of the role will be to execute briefs set by the Head of Data and Analytics. This could include identifying innovative data sources, developing and applying analytical tools or processes within the Charity, infusing innovation and best practices and visualising evidence-based insights and recommendations.

Some of the biggest health challenges in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, where we work, are also issues of national and international importance, from obesity to poor mental health. This is an opportunity to use data and analytics to address these challenges.

Your work will be varied, rewarding and involve interacting with many different stakeholders. You will be encouraged to contribute to the design and delivery of analytical tools and techniques, working closely with teams on projects, and to sharing tools through peer to peer learning. You will also be encouraged to make links with key stakeholders including external experts, practitioners and enterprises to identify new ways in which we can use data for impact.

Because we are a small team, collaboration is critical. So, if you enjoy variety and pace, this job will offer you exposure to a breadth of health issues and to all parts of the organisation. Your project portfolio will stretch from fast-paced projects that access key data to answer critical questions, to building analytical models with organisations that are tackling the world’s most complex health issues.

You might be selecting high quality data projects to help us target our resources and pinpoint locations for our projects. For example, you may be matching retail and socio-demographic data to understand links between purchasing behaviour and childhood obesity. Or you might be building models with location and transportation data to help us understand the impact of air pollution on health.

The role sits within the Data and Analytics Team and reports to the Head of Data and Analytics. It will work closely with teams across the office in particular Programmes, Operations, and Impact Measurement.


·         Generation of data insights for programmes: strengthens the application of data insights throughout our programmes to enable the programmes team to make better-informed funding decisions.

·         Data analysis: be the go-to person for identifying data sources, collecting, transforming and preparing large amounts of open and closed sourced data for analysis. May also help with data collection as needed.

·         Data visualisation: uses visualisation best practice to present evidence-based insights and recommendations to internal decision makers.

·         Integrating data into communications: producing polished analyses and visualisation that go the final step in making things fit for the communications team to pick up.


Enterprising - looks at things from different angles, with willingness to experiment and test

Collaborative - gives time and attention to people and ideas, and motivates others

Delivery minded - is willing to get stuck in and takes ownership for results

Person Specification

Experience (essential)

Possess advanced analytical skills, with experience of:

·         Data visualisation, reporting and dashboard creation using Tableau or other tools

·         Data preparation and analysis using tools such as Python, Alteryx and R

Experience (desirable)

·         Be able to communicate complex technical concepts to specialist / non-specialist audiences.

·         Experience in spatial analytics using tools such as Mapbox and QGIS

Skills, abilities and attributes

·         Self-reliant and resilient – enjoys freedom to create, manages uncertainty and navigates changing environments

·         People person and relationship manager – who enjoys building and nurturing networks and uses strong interpersonal skills to motivate others

·         Excellent communicator – ability to cut through complexity and communicate concisely and in plain English to a broad range of audiences in written and verbal form

·          Efficient multi-tasker – able to manage a complex range of projects and competing priorities

·         Focused on outcomes – with the tenacity to achieve these 

Please note that applications will close 30 September 2019 at 8.30am GMT

To apply

Please visit our website for the full job pack and link to the application

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