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Mental Health Surveillance Analyst

Hours of work: 29.60 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time
Fixed term for: 2 years

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July
Interview date: To be confirmed

For an informal discussion, please contact Ben Brown - Consultant in Public Health at ben.brown@eastsussex.gov.uk

We are looking for an experienced analyst to lead on the development of surveillance capacity across Sussex relating to suicide, self-harm, and related data such as drug related deaths.

The post holder will be based in East Sussex Public Health Team but work closely with Consultants in Public Health across West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and East Sussex to develop and maintain a work plan.

The postholder will be supported by Public Health Intelligence teams in the three areas. They will be responsible for managing a range of data relating suicide, self-harm and drug relate deaths, developing a dashboard to aid surveillance and preventative action across the three local authority areas.

Job Summary

East Sussex Public Health are based at County Hall, Lewes. There will be a requirement periodically but infrequently to attend face to face meetings, but we will consider applicants who wish to work remotely for the majority of the time. Key responsibilities include,

  • working with Public Health and a range of agencies, such as the Police, ambulance service, hospitals and VSCE sector to source, collate, monitor, analyse and interpret a wide range of relevant national and local data and information.


  • provide specialist epidemiological and statistical analysis to support surveillance by drawing together information in innovative ways to monitor patterns of mortality, morbidity, and access to services.
  • To develop a dashboard (e.g., Power BI, Tableau) to aid access to, and scrutiny of suicide and self-harm data. This will likely include digital presentation of spatial and geographical information and the creation of a digital map.


The post holder will be able to work independently, across a diverse network of professionals and organisations, establishing and maintaining relationships to aid the project work. They will be able to problem solve and identify opportunities for development.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in statistics / demography / epidemiology reflecting strong numeracy skills and understanding of statistical techniques. Experience of analysing and interpreting public health/health data is essential, so to is experience of using Power BI, Tableau or equivalent.

For an informal discussion and further information please contact Ben Brown, Consultant in Public Health at ben.brown@eastsussex.gov.uk. All vacancies will be considered on a job share basis. Please state on your application if you wish to job share.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/4976/24844

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £40,408 to £44,157 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 3 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 29.60

  • Job type
  • Public Health