- Pay Rate:
Up to £569.06 per day PAYE depending on experience
- Hours per Week:
36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 6 months
Interim Data Science Lead – Counter Terrorism Policing
Reference no: MPS 0007 1B3F / 1
Pay Rate: Up to £569.06 per day PAYE depending on experience
This opening assignment is for 6 months
DV/STRAP vetting required for this role
Candidates with current SC/DV clearances will go through their vetting processes, currently this is taking up to 6 months. If you are already in a contract that potentially is not ending for a few months and this role is of interest, do let us know, we would be happy to discuss further.
The Data Science unit will deliver a range of services to our Network and our partners, across four main functions. The successful candidate will deliver advanced data analytics support to operational teams, corporate leaders and partner agencies, typically working in concert with intelligence analysts and digital experts nationally.
- Production of dedicated commissioned products, working with operational partners, industry and academia to address some of the most challenging problems in national security.
- Lead experimentation and prototyping for new digital and analytical tooling to evolve CTP’s national technical capabilities and core ICT.
- Lead and represent CTP in Policing, national security, cross-Government, industry and academic partnerships on advanced data analytic capabilities and emerging technologies.
- Help the Head of Data Science design, establish and lead these core services.
- Lead the recruitment, training and development of Data Scientists and Data Engineers to build an effective operational team.
- Engage with operational capabilities to identify and articulate problems affecting the business that can be solved through Data Science and Advanced Analytics.
- Support the team to design and develop scalable data science outputs and products, using your experience to identify the most appropriate tools and technologies.
- Identify requirements to improve CTP’s technical infrastructure for data science, experimentation and analytics services, including cloud-based platforms.
- Establish and manage collaboration with principal partners, including wider Policing, the National Crime Agency and the UK intelligence community.
- Operate within Data & Analysis policy and processes, including our Data Capability Assurance Framework. Effectively navigate ethical and data challenges to achieve successful outcomes.
A career in Counter Terrorism Policing (CT Policing) is like no other. Every day offers a variety of exciting challenges and exceptional opportunities played out on a regional, national and international stage. Your skills could help protect the UK. With the ongoing terrorist threat, there has never been a more important time to be working alongside some of the best and brightest to help keep people safe. Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity. We do this by working in local to global partnerships, from policing teams on the beat and on the streets; supported by a national network of specialist officers and staff across the UK, to our investigators and expert advisors in every corner of the world.
Uniquely the police service, and specifically the Counter Terrorism network contributes to all four Pillars of the governments National Counter Terrorism (CONTEST) strategy. The Counter Terrorism Policing headquarters, on behalf of government and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), ensures that the CT network has the funding, capabilities and resources it needs to deliver CONTEST effectively and to keep people safe from terrorism. It does this through the provision of corporate services, as well as national operational tasking and coordination. It houses a number of unique national CT capabilities that support the entire network, as well as overseeing delivery of CT policing across the regions to ensure that it operates in a way that is both effective and efficient. Crucially CTPHQ represents CT policing’s interest within government and with wider stakeholders, ensuring that the policing contribution to CONTEST is both understood and appreciated. Hosted by the Metropolitan Police, Counter Terrorism Policing oversees the UK’s National Counter Terrorism Policing Network.
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***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
- Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
- Relevant technical skills at an expert level.
- Experience of working within a data science and analytics team, prioritising work and managing demands in order to deliver successful outcomes.
- Experience of managing and developing a team, building organisational capability and setting direction.
- Experience of representing an organization at a senior level for meetings, briefings and governance boards, including building relationships with external partners.
- Understanding and practical experience of data privacy and ethical considerations in the use of data.
Experience – Desirable:
- Experience in law enforcement, defence or national security.
- Experience in science, technology and/or innovation.
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- 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.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- DV/STRAP vetting required for this role
- Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.
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- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Data Science Lead – Counter Terrorism Policing
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