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 cutting edge of philanthropic approaches. Crucial to this is using data and analytics to leverage our impact. 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 four health issues (childhood obesity, multiple long-term conditions, adolescent mental health 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.
We use data to improve our programmes. We pinpoint specific areas of risk, leading to a more targeted, rapid response. Our spatial work was covered in the Financial Times: Mapping a way out of Childhood Obesity. We worked with Advance Pro Bono on air quality dashboards on exposure and vulnerability in Lambeth and Southwark.
We use analytics to support our partners. We share insights through our data gallery. We also provide data and analytics tools through our Community Insights page.
The Data and Analytics team is seeking a Data Analyst to help design and build world-class data visualisations. Your work will help answer the most pressing questions on urban health and provide internal business and executive teams with essential information for more informed decisions.
We are looking for people who have a background and interest in finding stories in data, using interactivity, visuals and graphics. You’ll know how to represent data truthfully, simply and effectively while using innovation and creativity to get your message across.
This role will be responsible for turning complex data into clear information through visual displays, leveraging a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of information design, user interaction, and visual best practices
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.
The role sits within the Data and Analytics Team and reports to the Data and Analytics Director. It will work closely with teams across the office in particular Programmes, Operations, and Impact Measurement. 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.
- Generation of data insights for programmes: strengthens the application of data insights throughout our programmes to enable 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.
- 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.
- Experience of designing, developing, testing and implementing high-performance, data visualisations.
- Deep experience using Tableau, or similar software, for ad-hoc analysis and dashboards.
- Be able to communicate complex technical concepts to specialist / non-specialist audiences.
- Experience in spatial analytics using tools such as Mapbox and QGIS
- Experience with open source data visualization technologies and frameworks, e.g. Plotly, Python, R, d3.
- Experience with web and iOS technologies is a plus.
- Proficient in programming (Python preferred).
- Experience with data science and machine learning analyses is a plus.
Skills, abilities and attributes
- Able to work effectively on sometimes ambiguous data and constructs within a fast-changing environment, tight deadlines and priority changes.
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
- Enjoys freedom to create, manages uncertainty and navigates changing environments
- Enjoys building and nurturing networks and uses strong interpersonal skills to motivate others
Please visit our website for the full job pack and application link: https://urbanhealth.org.uk/who-we-are/vacancies/data-analyst
*Please note that applications will close at 9am on Monday 25 January*