Adult Social Care Performance stream

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The 2-year Adult Social Care and Health (ASCH) performance analyst graduate programme provides exceptional opportunities for graduates wishing to work in a dynamic environment within the public sector.

The ASCH performance team play a pivotal role in transforming a wealth of data into intelligence that improves performance, informs strategic decisions and ultimately increases the quality of life for thousands of vulnerable people.

The team works with all adult social care services across the county, providing an opportunity to gain a significant understanding of a range of services.

You will initially work closely with a senior member of the team who will help you become acquainted with local, regional and national performance management requirements and frameworks, understanding what and why data is required. Further opportunities will become available as you work closely with front line managers, helping them to evaluate their services and identify areas for improvement.

With your skills and experience building, you’ll then be expected to work closely with senior managers and external partners, providing evidence, analysis and intelligence that’s used to inform long term strategic decision making for adult social care in Kent.

After successfully completing the programme we’ll offer you a permanent position within the team.


Candidates will receive a starting salary of £25,238 which will increase with progress.


You can expect to work in a variety of our offices across Kent.

Our main offices are in Maidstone, but placements may be anywhere in Kent.

Training and development

If you’re anticipating a role that’s simply number crunching then you’ll be in for a surprise.

Yes, we’ll help you learn the technical skills to enable effective data analysis. We’ll also support you as you learn a wealth of skills and techniques through the data analyst apprenticeship standard. We’ll also ensure you are trained in and familiar with a range of the latest technological tools such as Power BI.

However, this role provides a unique opportunity to develop the softer skills required to forge a successful career within the public sector:

  • influencing skills will develop as you challenge constructively
  • presentation skills will be required to help our managers understand technical analysis
  • partnership working will improve as you work closely with our NHS partners.

You'll also be involved in a range of transformational projects, requiring evidence based analysis, to develop your project management skills.

We’ll give you have the support needed to flourish in this role. In addition to your line manager, we’ll provide a network of support including shadowing opportunities and peer mentoring support. Coaching support is also available if this is required.

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in any subject.
  • GCSE grade A-C (new grades 4-9) or above in English language or equivalent (Level 2 qualification).
  • GCSE grade A-C (new grades 4-9) or above in mathematics or equivalent (Level 2 qualification).

All overseas applicants must have the UK equivalent. See our equivalency table to check if you meet our academic requirements.

Additional information

We are an equal opportunities employer and we represent a diverse community, therefore we welcome applications from people of every race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation. There is no upper age limit for applications.

We are looking for candidates with the potential to become future senior managers. The selection process allows candidates to draw from experiences within their academic or working career so you may be a recent graduate, or you may have workplace experience already.

If you are due to graduate this summer, you are eligible to apply if you are predicted a 2:1 or higher but please state your predicted grade clearly on the application form.

Unfortunately, due to the vast numbers of applications we receive we are unable to accept applications from candidates who achieved a 2:2 or lower.

Closing date for applications

Applications closed at midnight on Friday 31 January.

First sift activity

Candidates will be invited to complete a first sift activity between 3 and 14 February.

Assessment centre

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment on the 17 or 18 March in Maidstone.

Final stage interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview during the week of Monday 30 March.

Start date

Successful applicants will join us on 11 May.