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Senior Analyst - Surveys and Qualitative Analysis

Salary National £29,725 & London £34,407
Directorate Strategy & Intelligence
Function Intelligence
Job Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work 37

About Us

Senior Analyst

Various Fixed Term contracts/secondment

Location: National office based

Salary: Grade C £29,725 (National) £34,407

About the Roles

An essential part of CQC’s remit involves listening to service users and stakeholders – and in roles within SQI you will support us in doing just that. You will be involved in the analysis of qualitative information, from a wide range of sources, about people’s experiences of using health and adult social care services. Your analysis will help the organisation understand what intelligence can be generated from these sources and how this intelligence can be used to improve quality of care.

There are a number of roles available across two qualitative teams within the SQI function: the Cross Sector Qualitative Analysis Team and the Local Qualitative Analysis Team. All are available on a fixed term basis, of varying length.

In your application you MUST STATE YOUR PREFERENCE for which team(s) you want to be considered for.

To note, CQC has offices in the following locations and the advertised roles can be based at any office, enabling applicants to select a preference:

Office locations: Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Preston

About the Teams

There are vacancies available within two of the qualitative teams: please see attachment for full details of the teams.

Cross-Sector Qualitative Analysis Team

Local Qualitative Analysis Team (LQAT)

About You:

To work in either of these two teams you’ll have excellent qualitative analysis skills and knowledge, in particular, experience of analysing secondary qualitative data. You will also have experience and knowledge of gathering qualitative data and of relevant research methods and sampling techniques. You will be able to substantiate qualitative findings with a clear rationale and be able to carry out analysis to a consistent standard. Experience of using MAXQDA or other qualitative data analysis software is desirable though not essential as training can be provided. You will also have basic knowledge and experience of analysing quantitative data alongside qualitative intelligence. 

You will have the ability to communicate complex concepts and information clearly to a wide variety of audiences, in both written and verbal formats. You must be able to use your initiative to think creatively in order to improve how qualitative analysis is designed and completed, from making incremental improvements to existing work to the development of entirely new and innovative approaches. Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, the ability to work autonomously, and a commitment to what the team is trying to achieve, are essential for this role.

How to apply

To apply for this role, you are required to fill out the online application form on our website. Please ensure that you fully identify your skills and experience and respond to the required competencies. Please ensure you also read and take account of the ‘Notes for Applicants’ below to ensure all requirements for an application are met.

Following receipt of your application, it will be assessed and if successful, shortlisted candidates will be invited to one of our assessment centres where you will be assessed against the competencies for the role.

The assessment centre will include:

  • Assessment of your qualitative analysis skills based on a scenario from the health and social care sector, including basic quantitative analysis.
  • An interview with a panel of Intelligence staff

Further information will be provided prior to the assessment centre. You can also find a copy of the job description for this role on the next page.

Please note that although the above roles have been advertised as FTC or secondment at this time, there is the potential that they may convert into permanent role(s) in the future.

Notes for Applicants

  • You will be shortlisted based on the competencies required for the role as outlined in the job description. Please ensure that you detail how you are suitable for the role(s) applied for in the additional information section of the application form. In particular, it is essential that you demonstrate evidence of your: qualitative analysis skills, planning and delivery skills, ability to work as part of a team, and communication and stakeholder engagement skills. We would also like to see evidence of your experience or understanding of the health and social care sector.
  • Applicants MUST state their preference within the application for which team(s) and positions they wish to be considered for
  • Applicants wishing to work on a secondment, or work part-time should state their preference on the application form.
  • Due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.
  • In line with the majority of government organisations we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.
  • Once short-listed, successful applicants will need to attend an assessment centre which will include a final interview.
  • Assessment centre dates are planned for the week commencing 13th November 2017 – dates and locations to be confirmed.
  • Please note within your application if you are not available the week commencing 13th November 2017

Closing date for applications is: Sunday 29th October 2017 at 11.45pm

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