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Knowledge and Insight Officer

Job Introduction

The Knowledge and Insight Officer plays an important role in supporting the data and insight function of the policy team. You will work to bring information and statistics about diabetes care to life, helping the charity to tell the most compelling stories about diabetes to campaign for improved care. 

Interviews: 12/13 October 2021

Role Responsibility

The Knowledge and Insight Officer will work closely with the Senior Knowledge and Insight Officer, you will help to identify, interpret and explain complex public health data and make it accessible to different audiences.  You will be involved in both quantitative and qualitative research projects to help shape our policy and campaigns work. You will also be the first point of call for enquiries about diabetes related statistics and data within the charity, helping to identify and explain information that suits a variety of needs. Taking a particular lead on statistical work, you will support the team in making sense of what datasets can tell us about the past, present and future of diabetes in the UK. 

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a keen interest in using data and research to make a difference in public health is a must! To do this, you will have strong statistical skills, able to use Microsoft Excel to an advanced level. As an excellent communicator, you will be able to make complex data interesting and accessible for people with limited knowledge or confidence in these areas. Ideally, you will have experience of applying quantitative and qualitative research methods in the health sector and charity environment, through your education and or practical experience. 

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For the 4.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, there’s no day off. So, at Diabetes UK, we’re leading the fight every day, campaigning for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.  

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We’re very excited to have been placed in the top 30 best UK charities to work for, and in the top 75 best large companies in London.

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do please visit our website

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