Senior Data Scientist – Business Intelligence

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Senior Data Scientist – Business Intelligence
ILFORD, Essex
Interim Position

Redbridge RQ737777

Posted: 18th November 2022 10:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £147.63 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • ILFORD, Essex,

    IG1 1NN

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Data Scientist – Business Intelligence

Reference no:  Redbridge RQ737777

Pay rate:  £147.63 per day PAYE

Evening working required on occasions

This role will be central to developing the evidence for initiatives into addressing the cost of living crisis on limited funds. Developing and designing appropriate analytical models, applying analytical techniques, including use of necessary software, to produce accurately informed insight and knowledge and apply this to a range of strategic projects. To work with the core intelligence team and to lead on anti-poverty work, ensuring that the Council responds effectively to the needs of residents and ensures the right support to the right people.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and design appropriate analytical models, applying analytical techniques, including use of necessary software, to produce accurately informed insight and knowledge and apply this to a range of strategic projects.
  • Identify, manage and analyse data from inside and outside the Council and develop complex evidence bases to support strategic decision making.
  • Present data to members, directorates and the corporate strategy team in an accessible, accurate, relevant and timely way to support better business and strategic analysis.
  • Proactively gather, interpret and analyse a range of data to create knowledge for decision makers and operate and influence at a senior level within a political context.
  • Design analytical models to develop the strongest insights into the needs of residents and provide services with the understanding they require to create and deliver the most appropriate services. This includes predictive modelling.
  • Play an integral role in supporting the design and production of evidence based research and analysis.
  • Develop tools to provide insight into the strategic interpretation of highly complex data and other information necessary to ensure efficient and effective working and inform both operational and strategic planning.
  • Using business intelligence and data insights to evaluate the benefits and risks of for the commissioning and procurement of external contracts in relation to the Council.
  • Lead projects and working groups and use in depth data analysis to identify reductions in service spending and revenue increase.
  • Provide high level expert advice across the Council on analytical and statistical techniques so as to effectively monitor, analyse and evaluate data to contribute to the delivery of the Corporate objectives.
  • Evening working as and when required to attend relevant conferences, external workshops.
  • 1 or 2 direct reports being a Business Intelligence Analyst and possibly an apprentice or Graduate Behavioural Insights Officer.

 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent – through qualification or prior learning.

 

Experience:

  • Experience of developing complex evidence base and applying this to support strategic decision making.
  • Experience of designing analytical models for the interpretation of data and production of insights.
  • Experience of manipulating, analysing and interpreting data, identifying the key findings and action or improvements that are needed as a result.
  • Experience of analysing data and summarising for different audiences.
  • High level of data manipulation, analyse and interpret numerical data experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of project management methodology and tools.
  • Experience of planning and managing projects, setting targets and ensuring these are met.

 

Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of local government and the policy context around it.
  • High level of awareness of the local policy context such as Public Health and Education.

 

Skills:

  • Ability to present data to members, directorates and the corporate strategy team in an accessible, accurate, relevant and timely way to support better business and strategic analysis.
  • Strong ability to use or learn to use software to extract and manipulate data sets.
  • Ability to carry out high level analysis of strategic trends and insight to provide advice.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and conflicting priorities is essential.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and deliver own work programme within deadlines.
  • Able to thrive and excel working in collaboration with teammates that have different skills and specialisms and have excellent interpersonal skills to engage internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent report-writing and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work evenings as and when required to attend relevant conferences, external workshops.
  • Well-developed communication skills, including report-writing and presentational skills.

 

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  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
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  4. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

 

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  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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