Assistant Data Analyst

  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Hybrid (Birmingham B11, UK)
  • 29/05/2024
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Data Management Data Governance

Job Description

Job Introduction Are you proficient in Python programming and searching for a role where you can actively contribute to the region's net zero objectives? If so, this may be just the role for you.
Midlands Connect have a brand-new opportunity for three Assistant Data Analysts to join their innovative Strategy and Insight team, for a period of 12 months. You will play an integral role in enhancing Midlands Connects transformational transport strategy by leveraging your technical skills to build and maintain our visual tools with python, helping us establish ourselves as a centre of excellence for modelling and analytics across the Midlands as an innovator in the industry.
Working in close collaboration with our partners, you will play a key role in facilitating the delivery of data analysis, and visualisation which will enable others to generate recommendations crucial for supporting the delivery of transport projects. This role offers a diverse array of responsibilities aimed at elevating the region's capabilities. You will contribute to the team's efforts by updating and maintaining existing apps, developing new applications, conducting geo-spatial data analysis, acquiring and storing spatial data and offering objective advice.
We are looking for individuals with a passion for programming who are innovative, creative and passionate about creating a fairer, greener and stronger Midlands.

What will you be doing?
  • Utilise python to develop, update and maintain bespoke applications.
  • Conduct geo-spatial analysis to enable evaluations and analyses of different locations.
  • Support the Data Lead with the identification and application of the right tools and techniques for data analysis.
  • Ensure data is summarised and presented in the most appropriate format for both internal and external use.
  • Assist in carrying out research, gathering data and performing analysis and calculations to support the development of intelligence and management information.
  • Assist in monitoring systems, processes and practices.
  • Ensure the technical services provided to the organisation are efficient, effective and support wider business objectives.
  • Be pro-active in your approach to learning new data analytical techniques.
About you
  • Ability to utilise scripting languages for automation and tool development.
  • Working knowledge of the development and design of databases to integrate data from various sources.
  • Working knowledge of spatial analysis with Geographical Information Systems
  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Good attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and presentational skills
  • Logical and creative thinking
How to apply. 
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Reasonable adjustments.
If you have an accessibility need, disability, or condition that means you might require changes to the application or recruitment process (for example, you might need to submit your application in a different format), please get in touch with our Recruitment Team ( We are here to assist and accommodate your needs.

Salary and benefits.
We advertise salary ranges for job roles, with new appointments typically starting at the lowest salary point. In exceptional cases, where higher skill levels or experience are applicable, the salary point may be adjusted to secure the best candidate. This approach allows for potential year-on-year salary increases, offering progression and appropriate rewards to employees.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a Local Government Pension Scheme, 28 days of paid annual leave, Cycle to Work Scheme, and discounted shopping with over 2,000 big-name retailers. For more details, please visit the benefits page on our careers site.

Hybrid working, location and working pattern.
We believe hybrid working is the best way for our organisation to fulfil our commitment to a modern, agile workplace while continuing to provide a great service to our customers. Hybrid working means having flexibility between working in the office and at home on agreed days, where a role allows.
The location for this role is Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1TT. It is expected that you can split your time between the office and working remotely, with at least 8 days spent in the office a month.

About us.
Midlands Connect researches, develops, and progresses transport projects which will provide the biggest possible environmental, economic, and social benefits for the Midlands and the rest of the UK. Our aim of these improvements is to transform regional and UK gateways, bringing the Midlands closer together and accelerating cost-effective improvements to unlock east-west connectivity that will enable the Midlands’ economies to work more effectively together.
We’re ambitious, forward thinking and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do. We trust and support each other to get the job done, and encourage creativity, originality, and curiosity from those who work with us. We’re committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

Midlands Connect is an independent organisation, tasked by government to advise on the best value strategic transport projects in the Midlands. Our accountable body is the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) who support us through providing HR, finance, and governance support to help deliver our priorities.

WMCA holds diversity accreditations, such as the RACE Code Quality Mark, Armed Forces Covenant (Gold status) and has been recognised as one of the Inclusive Top 50 Employers and The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. We’re a Disability Confident Employer with ‘Leader’ status, committed to interviewing applicants with disabilities who meet all the essential role criteria.
We recognise that certain groups, such as women and people of colour, may be less likely to apply for roles if they feel they do not meet all the requirements. However, we encourage individuals who are passionate about the role and want to make a difference to still apply. We gladly consider part-time, flexible, and job share arrangements, so please don't let these factors deter you from applying.

Right to Work in the UK
Applicants will need to evidence that they have the legal right to work in the UK. If we make an offer of employment, we will need to check that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.