Salary: £33,639 - £37,167

Location: Flexible – any Care Inspectorate Office (must be able to work from home given the current pandemic)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Temporary until 31 March 2022

About us

We are the national regulator and scrutiny body responsible for providing assurance and protection for people who experience care services, their families, carers and the wider public, as well as supporting delivery partners to improve the quality of care for people in Scotland. Our vision is that people across Scotland experience high quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices.

About the role

This is a national role, and an opportunity to use your analytical and data skills and experience to make a real difference for people using care services across Scotland. This might include analysing data from numerous internal and external sources to produce insightful intelligence that in turn helps our inspectors target their work; setting up and automating dashboards of management information; or preparing major statistical publications in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. You will be confident manipulating and interrogating large volumes of raw data, using a variety of software and analytical techniques, and have an eye for detail when it comes to data quality.

Working for the Care Inspectorate offers excellent benefits:

  • competitive salary
  • enrolment in Local Government Pension Scheme
  • flexi-time scheme
  • employee benefits (childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, corporate gym memberships and savings on leisure and retail spending)
  • access to wide range of training and continuous professional development opportunities

About you

Educated to degree level in a subject which includes a significant numerical component, you will ideally have a background in business intelligence, data science, data analysis, operational research, intelligence analysis or data analysis. You will be proficient in business intelligence software (Power BI, Qlik, Tableau etc.) and a data science programming language (SAS, SQL, Python or R etc.). Experience with predictive analytics, machine learning or data science techniques is desirable. You will be expected to work with colleagues at all levels in the Care Inspectorate therefore must have good interpersonal skills and be capable of conveying complex findings clearly both verbally and in writing. Excellent IT and analytical skills are a pre-requisite, enabling you to manage and analyse large amounts of data and present complex information in a meaningful way.

To apply

You’ll find more information in the:

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the role please contact Francesca Colaco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you believe that your expertise, skills and motivation make you suitable for this post, please complete an application form (and an Equalities Monitoring Form where you are an external applicant) and return by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than 8am on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Interviews will be online, and likely to take place week beginning 6 December 2021.