Ruby Jardine -Data & Performance Analyst
This is my first job since graduating university in summer 2021. I’ve been working here since November 2021.
What does your job involve?
I’m a Data and Performance Analyst. My job mainly revolves around the quarterly data collection process. I assist in collecting data from agencies across England and undertake analysis projects on the data.
What was it that made you want to join the team?
I have always loved numbers and my favourite topics in school and university revolved around maths and statistics. But, I also really wanted to work with children in some way. So, being part of the data team for a charity that supports children and young people is the perfect combination for me. I also felt so comfortable during the interview and I really felt like the organisation aligned with my ethos of positivity.
What’s the best bit of your job?
Definitely the people. They are some of the friendliest and supportive people I have met. I instantly felt part of the team when I joined and have really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them over the past 8 months.
And the most challenging?
Starting work during the pandemic was definitely challenging. Getting to grips with a new role and meeting the team online was a whole new experience. But the team made it manageable and we’ve given each other constant support.
What’s the piece of work you’re most proud of?
I’m very proud of working on the editing of one of our guidance documents for agencies. This involved filtering instructions to identify the cohorts of children and adopters that we include in our quarterly headline measures reports. It was one of the first projects I completed independently and it’s now being used by agencies across England to check their data.
Finally, away from work, what’s at the top of your bucket list?
To visit more countries in Africa – ideally all 54 countries but that may be too ambitious! After spending a year of my childhood in Lesotho, I really want to go back and experience more of the culture and the environment.