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Data & Evidence Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £34,609 – £38,009
  • Thistle House, Edinburgh, or hybrid
  • Closing 14th February 2024

  • Advertised from 1st February 2024
  • Fixed Term for 12 months. Full Time or Job Share. 35.00 hours per week.


Why apply for this role?

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) is undergoing an exciting period of reform designed to make a step change in improving the outcomes for infants, children and young people who need us most.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Data and Evidence Officer to support us in carrying out research to provide high-quality data and evidence services to inform a wide-range of CHS’s work. Our Data and Evidence Officer will bring strong analytical ability combined with a supportive approach to not only produce and interpret data and evidence, but enable others to do the same.

You’ll need to have a keen eye for detail and be comfortable navigating and interpreting data and evidence to identify patterns and themes to ‘tell stories’ through the data.

Data & Evidence at CHS

Our data and evidence function sits within a small, focussed team at CHS. As a team, we provide a range of services, structures and support to the organisation concentrating on aspects of information, data protection, assurance and performance. The need to ensure that the work of CHS as a public body is well informed, appropriately documented and delivered in a way that is legislatively compliant is at the forefront for us as we deliver our work and support and advise our colleagues.

CHS is at the start of a significant and exciting journey to improve the data and evidence that is available to us and how we use it. This role will support a number of current and developing data and evidence needs to support decision-making, projects, reporting and planning across the organisation.

Part of the role is to support colleagues – both staff and volunteers – to understand and make use of data and evidence in their work and decision-making. We also work with colleagues to help them identify their data needs and support them to find, access or collect the right sources of information, whether that is internal or external, such as surveys or published data and reports.

Building effective working relationships and gathering a strong understanding of the diverse activities within CHS are important building blocks to how we deliver our work.

Life at CHS

Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of Area Support Teams which are made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.

As an organisation that works within the Children’s Hearings System, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.

Visit our website to read more about our core values as well as view an introductory video to our organisation. We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working, flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme.

Diversity and Inclusion

CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining CHS.

Application notes

For more details, please download the application pack which includes a full job description and a person specification.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

For an informal and confidential discussion on the role or about any adjustments you might need, please email

Closing Date: midnight on 14 February 2024

After the closing date, this role profile won’t be available on our website, so please save a copy when you apply.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 22 February.

*Due to the anticipated interest in this post, it may not be possible to respond to candidates who have not been invited to interview. We thank you for your interest in this post.