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Census Trainer
(2020) Grade 7 (£41,096)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA4729
Contract type: 2 Year Fixed term contract 01/10/21 until 30/09/23
Closing date: Sunday 25 July 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Monday 9 August 2021
Salary: £41,096 per annum
Grade: 7

The GLA is working in partnership with London’s 32 boroughs and other organisations to get the most value from the Census 2021 results which are due in March 2022. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on the lives of Londoners and the public sector needs the updated and detailed data on the population that the new Census will provide. These data will underpin much of the city’s planning for the next decade.

As part of the partnership we need a skilled analyst to work closely with partner organisations in training and supporting them to use the Census data to inform planning and drive service delivery; and to produce the data tools and analysis needed for London.

You will understand their detailed needs to develop and deliver a training programme so they are prepared and ready to use the data as soon as it is released. This preparation will include support in making the different datasets accessible by partners and linking these to their existing reporting systems; as well as training on how to use the data itself for a range of different purposes.

Acting as an expert, you will provide ongoing support and advice as more detailed data become available after the initial results are published. This also include using your knowledge and expertise to help shape and deliver an innovative programme of London-specific outputs. These are likely to include producing detailed tools and analysis of topics of interest to London, updating a classification of London’s population, and detailed analysis of change over time in small areas.

The postholder will have a combination of professional qualifications in a relevant field, experience of working with Census data and working with similar organisations. You will be confident working with a wide range of people with different analytical  capabilities. You will be experienced in providing high quality advice and guidance drawing on your professional skills.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of this job role, please contact Vivienne.avery@london.gov.uk

Please read the JOB DESCRIPTION and PERSON SPECIFICATION -  Please ensure your Supporting Statement clearly addresses all of the Personal Specification Criteria.

This role will be based Office in Union Street (S1 0LL), but you will also be expected to provide a significant period of time in the different partnership organisations and be prepared to travel regularly throughout London to provide training and support.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA4729


Application closing date: Sunday 25 July 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place via Video: Monday 9 August 2021


Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the “Apply Now” button below.

Secondment Opportunity


If you are a GLA employee applying for an internal fixed term position, as an internal secondment opportunity, you must ensure you satisfy the following secondment policy criteria listed below before applying


-          On a permanent contract or a fixed term contract where the time left on the contract at the point at which you apply for secondment is longer than the secondment period;

-          successfully completed your probation period and are performing to the required standard for your current role; and

-          at least 18 months’ service with the GLA


If you do meet the criteria listed above, you will need to complete the Approval for secondment application form and gain line manager approval, before emailing the fully completed form to the Resourcing Assistant who is managing the vacancy.  This form must be received by the closing date of the vacancy.   Failure to provide this form will mean your application cannot be progressed.


If you are unable to satisfy all of the criteria, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply for this vacancy as an internal secondment.  For further information, please see  Secondment Policy and Procedure


IMPORTANT: If you are a current GLA employee on fixed term contract, which is due to end BEFORE the end date of this vacancy, you DO NOT NEED to complete the Approval for secondment application form as it is not a secondment.