Public Health Intelligence Analyst (Apprentice)

Public Health England


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Job summary

As a Public Health Analyst you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for delivering an effective Health Intelligence service supporting public health delivery in a specific area of England. The role of the Health Intelligence service as a whole is to enable other users in different agencies, both statutory and voluntary, to access and use appropriate public health datasets and analyses to support and empower their own functions; provide analysis which improve our understanding of health and the factors which influence health within the local area; and work in partnership with other organisations to ensure we influence the way information is used in policy and strategy development.

Main duties of the job

Your main duties will include developing, quality assuring, promoting and disseminating public health focused health intelligence outputs, products and reports, in line with the national business plan and/or in response to local requirements. These will: monitor and interpret trends and variations in public health indicators and outcomes; support planning and evaluation of health and wellbeing services; and consider the impact of risk factors on the incidence of poor health.

It is anticipated that this apprenticeship role will start at the beginning of July 2021.

About us

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific expertise and support.

We employ 5,500 staff (full-time equivalent), mostly scientists, researchers and public health professionals. We have seven Regions; North East & Yorkshire, North West, Midlands, East of England, South West, South East and London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the Public Health Analyst role you will also complete an integrated BSc (Hons) degree in Data Science in conjunction with a Level 6 Data Scientist apprenticeship.

Data Science is a broad field spanning maths and statistics, software engineering and communications.

Course modules can include Programming Concepts, Database Design, Web Development, Networking, Business Intelligence, Data Presentation and Visualisation, Statistical Methods, Software Engineering.

Apprenticeships will be completed at a chosen host university. Course fees and protected time for study will be included as part of the role. Some travel will be required. PHE reserves the right to reject applications on grounds of ESFA funding regulations.

For more information please visit:

Option 3 External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in non-mathematics/data/ICT subject or equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area


  • Post-graduate degree and / or equivalent or significant experience related to health information

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant experience of working with multiple sets of data and information systems in health or related organisations
  • Experience in the use of statistical and analytical methods for interpreting and understanding data sets
  • Experience in the development of systems for the inputting, storing and dissemination of information
  • Experience in the training and development of others in information skills
  • Knowledge of data security and confidentiality issues
  • Ability to analyse very complex issues where material is conflicting and drawn from multiple sources

Skills and Capabilities


  • Comprehensive knowledge of software skills in spreadsheets, databases and statistical methods including GIS, statistical software (e.g. R, Stata, SAS, SQL)
  • Ability to analyse and resolve highly complex information queries and problems

Equality and Diversity


  • An understanding of, and commitment to, equality of opportunity and good working relationships

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Public Health England


York or Newcastle

York or Newcastle


Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Caroline Wright

Date posted

04 May 2021

Pay scheme



£28,588 to £35,612 a year




42 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

York or Newcastle

York or Newcastle


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