Lead Data Scientist Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 1637907
Number of vacancies 1
Location London
Salary Up to £83,953
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 20%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date 22 July 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big?

Are you Leader and in Data Science & Data & Advanced Analytics ready to drive change and excellence?
Do you have expertise in delivering service and products and driving business value?
Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?
Then look no further, we’d love to hear from you!

As the Lead Data Scientist, embedded in the Universal Credit Programme you will lead a cultural shift in data, winning hearts and minds and ultimately be responsible for leading a high performing function that delivers proactive, innovative and insightful data products within agile principles that tangibly improve the outcomes for millions of citizens across the country.

In addition, you will play a prominent leadership role across the Data & Analytics practice driving a culture of continuous improvement and evidence based decision making.

What are we looking for?

Corinne our Lead Data Engineer shares our vision and talks about the value of data, how it improves people’s lives and what makes a great candidate in our recent webinar on data recruitment……click on the link to watch..

Essential Technical Skills

Ideally you will have naturally progressed from a Data Scientist or through another analytical route like Maths or Statistics into a Senior/Leadership role. You’ll be familiar with a tech environment using R Python Machine Learning- natural language processing and also more advanced data analytics
You will have led the customer insight function either in public or private sector and have the following skill set:

• Data Analysis & Synthesis
• Organisation Capability Development
• Data Visualisation
• Developing Data Science Products
• Design, Write and Iterate Code
• Project Management
• Data Governance
• Integration

Where You’ll Work
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in Westminster the heart of government in London.
Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community. Our central hubs have the best of the city on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to ping pong, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more.

Here we provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers. We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £83,953 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
• Sports and social activities and lots more..

Building Our Future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in your ability.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll share ideas with colleagues from across the tech community, and grow your skills via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

For further information click apply or contact tia.nicholas@dwp.gov.uk

Apply now