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Data Analyst

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Job Introduction

The Council’s Housing Asset Management and Investment Team manages 11,000 homes and a further 3,000 shared ownership and leaseholder properties. We have a substantial investment programme in place and are looking to appoint a Data Analyst to ensure our information is robust to support future financial planning and investment decisions. 

The role will involve collating information from various sources and updating our databases accordingly. You’ll also produce reports from the data for a range of purposes and audiences. You’ll work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders and colleagues, alongside our partnering contractors to ensure future investment decisions are based on reliable data.

If you are passionate about accurate data, enjoy translating it and sharing with others to inform decisions, apply to join our friendly and supportive team as we strive to improve the well-being of our residents. You have the opportunity to work in a hybrid manner, with some days from home along with a minimum of one day a week in the office.

Main Responsibility

  • Ensure the property information in our databases, including Keystone and NEC, is kept up to date and accurate. This will involve updating information from our repairs & maintenance contractor of improvement works carried out on homes.
  • You will provide reports and information from the data held, from an individual property level to a whole estate or across all our stock. Detailing condition and investment need, in a way the intended audience can understand and to support informed decision making as required.
  • Our ability to provide information for statutory authorities including annual returns is essential and this role will be key to ensuring the data is collected and provided in a timely manner.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will ideally have experience of using Keystone or an equivalent asset management database in a social housing setting.
  • Experience of collating data, from various sources and checking for accuracy when entering data are essential skills for this role to ensure the information in the system is accurate and meaningful.
  • You will need to demonstrate your ability to analyse data to identify trends, issues and risks. Then have experience of presenting that information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Whilst you will lead on data capture and analysis you will have experience of working as part of a wider team, supporting them to provide information in the required format as well as understanding the data already held.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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