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Workforce Analyst

Technical 1B / Spinal point 30 -32

Publish date: 6 June 2024

Closing date: 19 June 2024 at midnight.

Salary: £38,223

Hours: 37hrs, Monday to Friday.



West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is the second largest fire and rescue service in England, serving an area of 902km square and a population of over 2.9 million people.

Our vision is ‘Making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier’.

This vision and the strategic goals outlined in ‘Our Strategy’ are what drives the people, professionalism, and pride with which we serve our communities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Workforce Planning Team as a Workforce Analyst. The successful candidate will be responsible for collating, analysing, and reporting data across a range of subject areas within the People and staffing domains.



· utilising a variety of analytical, statistical, and forecasting techniques to analyse complex data, identifying significant relationships, trends and patterns

· identifying appropriate data sources and ensuring that data is clean and consistent

· forecasting future requirements to inform resourcing activity and succession planning, ensuring that optimal staffing levels are maintained

· interpreting, communicating, and presenting analytical findings in appropriate formats ensuring these meet user requirements.


Experience and skills.


· strong analytical skills including the application of statistical techniques

· demonstrated experience in data analysis, statistical analysis, and forecasting

· highly proficiency in Microsoft Excel

· accuracy and meticulous attention to detail in all tasks.


· experience of developing dashboards in Microsoft Power BI, or similar, software.


We offer a friendly working environment and benefits including:

· flexible and agile working arrangements

· on-site free gym facilities

· free parking

We also offer access to an in-house occupational health facility – including occupational health and fitness advisors, sports therapists, physiotherapists, cognitive behavioural therapy practitioners and counsellors.

In addition, employees have access to:

· 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

· wellbeing programmes

· ‘blue light’ discounts across many retailers through partner schemes

· Sports and Welfare scheme (for a small fee) – with access to discounted products and services.


We welcome applications from all eligible candidates. However, as women and Black and minority ethnic employees are currently under-represented in our service, we particularly encourage applications from these groups.

WMFS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We expect the same of every staff member.

Successful candidates will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including – where applicable – relevant level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, qualifications, medical clearance, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application questions outlining your skills and experiences in line with the job description (linked below).


If you have any questions about the role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact Angela Johnson by email at

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 27 and 28 June 2024.


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