Assignment Detail

Interim Public Health Analyst - Covid-19

Location: Anywhere (UK) - Home Based

Type: Interim

Rate: £0,500 to £0,500

Job Ref: SW1256

Closing Date: Closed

Job Description

Interim Senior Public Health Analyst – Covid-19

6 Months

Home based

We require an interim Public Health Analyst for one of our local authority clients for assist dealing with Covid-19.  This will be a home based role for approximately 6 months and consists of the following;

  • The development of high quality, specialist, public health intelligence and insight on the full range of data and information on COVID-19 from internal and external sources.
  • Evidence-based information to inform the Council’s actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through provision of clear reports and interpretation of data to the Surveillance Unit, Multi Agency Operational Cell (MAOG) and the COVID-19 Health Protection Board
  • To provide professional advice to the authority’s planning and response to COVID-19 including providing appropriate situation reports on any local COVID-19 outbreaks
  • Provide expert knowledge of COVID-19 regarding surveillance, intelligence, planning, and evaluation of COVID-19 containment strategies and performance indicators, as required.
  • Undertake specialist complex quantitative and qualitative research, consultation, analysis, modelling, evaluation and/or insight.
  • Using analytical, statistical and epidemiological techniques to manage the timely production of specialist public health reports, dashboards and other products to inform the local response to COVID-19 using highly sensitive data.
  • Maintain secure COVID-19 surveillance, investigation and evaluation processes through the Surveillance Unit that enable the MAOC to plan and deliver an effective COVID-19 response and other key plans linked to the COVID-19 recovery phase.
  • Provide guidance and expertise on a range of public health intelligence topics. This will include all aspects of data management and analysis, such as data access, storage, information governance and analysis.
  • Use visualisation, presentation and communication techniques to explain complex data clearly and accurately, allowing diverse audiences to understand the key messages.
  • Support members of the Public Health Directorate Leadership Team in the provision of information to specific meetings and groups.
  • Advise on data security issues around what information can be shared to ensure that Data Sharing Agreements and policies are adhered to.
  • Work with the Information Governance team to ensure that Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is kept updated appropriately.

You will need to have the following;

  • First degree, or equivalent relevant experience, in relevant public health intelligence-based subject reflecting strong numeracy skills in the public health field 
  • Recent experience and knowledge of COVID-19 datasets
  • Experience of health information analysis, working at a senior level in the health service, local authority, academic or a related field          
  • Experience in implementing public health intelligence and disease surveillance across a population           
  • Knowledge of techniques used in public health, which are relevant to the analysis and interpretation of large health data sets
  • Knowledge of the principles of data management, data quality, data security and information governance within a local government and health setting      
  • Knowledge of diverse information systems used in both health and local government
  • Ability to work in partnership with other organisations and stakeholder groups  
  • Excellent ICT skills including use of Microsoft applications and specialist systems, including advanced Microsoft Excel skills          
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, with the ability to convey complex statistical matters to a range of audiences including senior management teams and elected members         

If you believe this is you and are available for an immediate start, please send your CV quoting reference SW1256 to






Macallam Interim Resourcing
Head Office
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North Yorkshire

+44 (0)1423 900804
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