Data Scientist (6m FTC)

Location: York

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Aviva UK now have an opportunity for a Data Scientist to join our Workplace Pricing Analytics team on a 6-month fixed-term contact (FTC). This team is predominantly based in our York office, but Aviva uses smart working and we’re happy for this person to work flexibly out of any of our UK offices (Bristol, London, Norwich, Perth, Sheffield, etc) with the occasional travel to the York office.

This team seeks to improve Aviva’s corporate workplace savings and retirement (WS&R) pricing performance management capability, collaborating with our key pricing and underwriting stakeholders to ensure the accuracy and validity of recommendations.

We’re proud of the industry reputation we’ve built up as not only the UK largest insurer, but our work place pensions team is the UK’s number one provider and market leader. This role is a chance for someone to take advantage of the knowledge, skills and networking they can gain to grow in this industry with an integrated and supportive team.

The role’s duties & responsibilities:

  • Using data analytics and predictive modelling to improve the understanding of our customer behaviours and decision making, and reporting of insights and recommendations to key parties

  • Using this analysis to help refine our pricing approach, influence business decision making and generate additional value within WS&R

  • Supporting and building relationships with our Corporate Distribution team and others, to provide analysis and insight where required

  • Supporting the Pricing and Trading team in refining the pricing approach to ensure that Aviva and WS&R remain competitive in the corporate pensions market and help to generate value from both existing business and new business

Skills & experiences required:

  • Background of strong numerical and analytical skills, specifically analysing finance data sets

  • University-level qualification in a numerate subject

  • Evidence of strong planning skills and organisation

  • Track record of strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Robust knowledge of key software packages e.g., Prophet, Access or other data analytics tools such as Emblem and SQL

  • Knowledge of the corporate pensions market and products is desirable

  • An inquisitive self-starter interested in applying innovative approaches

What will you get for this role?

  • A salary up to £40,000 depending on location, skills, experience and qualifications

  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme

  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days (Pro Rata)

  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too, we’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job . Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability and we’ll make sure we interview you.

We’d love it if you could submit your application online . If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Daniel Hopchet a call on 0121 234 7625 or send an email to .

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010 *. By ‘ minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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