Senior Performance Analyst – Children & Families Services

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Senior Performance Analyst – Children & Families Services
Southwark, London
Interim Position

Southwark 5225312

Posted: 13th March 2023 14:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    £250.00 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 2QH

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Interim Senior Performance Analyst – Children & Families Services

Reference no:  Southwark 5225312

Pay Rate: £250.00 per day PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

The purpose of the role is to ensure that performance measurement, analytics and intelligence gained for Children and Families is comprehensive and coordinated to facilitate performance recommendations, service planning and decision making based on the best possible evidence.

The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, value added performance data, measurement and analysis, that facilitates excellent social work practice, supports the achievement of outstanding outcomes for children and meets quarterly and annual statutory return duties to the Department for Education.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To take a lead on performance, review and improvement projects within Children and Families, providing the intelligence and analysis that challenges and supports services to improve outcomes and aim for the best. Preparing and drawing on a range of qualitative and quantitative evidence to support service improvement activity, directly presenting it to key stakeholders and providing and receiving constructive challenge as appropriate.
  • Manage the research, collation, capture, storage and publication of evidence and datasets to support strategic planning and decision-making within Children and Families. Management aspects of a specific performance and intelligence team in identifying datasets that will help services within Children and Families to understand patterns of need and service demand. Ensuring that the systems and processes required to enable efficient capture and storage of these data are in place.
  • Manage the production of analytical products for Children and Families to support strategic planning and commissioning, and including assisting the output of officers in the preparation of statistical reports or direct drafting where required.
  • The post-holder will be required to liaise with colleagues across the authority and within partner organisations to ensure that data and intelligence are shared widely and efficiently in order to support effective decision-making.
  • Manage compliance activities as required across Children and Families. Supporting officers in the processing and implementation of data requests, analysis and corporate data capture exercises.
  • Work with Children and Families to design key performance indicators to reflect priority outcomes and build the necessary systems and processes to capture and report against these. This will require the post holder to have expertise in the corporate performance management system (currently Mosaic) and oversee officers in using it effectively.
  • Manage and quality-assure the preparation of cyclical and ad-hoc Children and Families performance reports and present these to senior management and other external stakeholders as required.
  • Be an organisational lead on statutory data and reporting frameworks for Children and Families and undertake all necessary data collection, validation, analysis and reporting to support compliance with these.
  • Lead on the completion and submission of assigned statutory returns working with stakeholders in Children and Families and obtaining sign-off as required.
  • Liaise with senior officers to provide appropriate support, guidance, advice and challenge within Children and Families to improve data and performance monitoring, completion of statutory returns and manage the provision of operational management information to Children and Families to agreed timetables and specifications.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Relevant professional qualification or substantial experience of children’s services.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of performance management, analysis, data cleanliness and quality assurance processes and operations in a high performing team.
  3. Ability to produce information for external regulators including for inspection.
  4. Experience of data protection and safeguarding frameworks.
  5. Enhanced ability to deliver performance information, high quality intelligence and analysis products which support service improvement.
  6. Ability to analyse data using a range of statistical techniques, to support evidence-based decision making for commissioning, service design and strategy development.
  7. Deploy a range of problem-solving skills to achieve proven results.
  8. Experience of using a range of software and systems relevant to children’s services in support of data extraction, manipulation, analysis, presentation and submission.
  9. Experience using Mosaic (case management system).


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Excellent communication skills both written and oral and ability to communicate clearly to a range of stakeholders in Children and Families, the wider Council and partner organisations.
  2. Able to promote positive relationships that achieve the best outcomes possible, partnering with others through a “done with” rather than “done too” approach.
  3. Offers respectful challenge to others supported by data and performance intelligence that drives improved outcomes.
  4. Enhanced understanding of the national and local context for children’s services, including Early Help, Safeguarding and Looked After Children including Care Leavers.
  5. Enhanced understanding of legislation, policy and the regulatory frameworks governing Children’s Services.
  6. Advanced analytical and numerical skills and a demonstrable ability to work with complex datasets.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Senior Performance Analyst – Children & Families Services
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