Data Scientist

Location: London

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£37,689 - £47,900/annum + Benefits

Job Location
- United Kingdom - England - Greater London - London

Job Type

11 March 2021

Closing date
28 Mar 2021 23:59

Data Scientist

Permanent Full-Time 36 Hours

£37,689 - £47,900 per annum plus Benefits

Location: – Stratford, Westfield Avenue. Currently home based due to Covid 19 Lockdown measures

About us

Our vision is safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of more than 725,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, we have an important role to play in making this a reality.

Our core role is to regulate. First, we promote high professional standards for nurses and midwives across the UK, and nursing associates in England. Second, we maintain the register of professionals eligible to practise. Third, we investigate when nursing or midwifery care goes wrong – something that affects less than one percent of professionals each year.

To regulate well, we support our professions and the public. We create resources and guidance that are useful throughout people’s careers, helping them to deliver our standards in practice and address new challenges. We also support people involved in our investigations, and we’re increasing our visibility so people feel engaged and empowered to shape our work.

Regulating and supporting our professions allows us to influence health and social care. We share intelligence from our regulatory activities and work with our partners to support workforce planning and sector-wide decision making. We use our voice to speak up for a healthy and inclusive working environment for our professions.

About the role

The RIU is a talented team within the NMC that identifies regulatory risk in relation to patient safety. You will be part of a team where you can really make a difference to help protect the public and shape the future of the NMC as it becomes a more intelligence led regulator. We have just embarked upon the exciting journey of exploring the vast amount of rich and hidden data within the NMC and having invested in the top technology to make this happen we are at a very pivotal point You will have the opportunity to shape and feed into decisions around the future of where we go next with this.

The role of the Data Scientist will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions with regards to efficient use of NMC resources. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and supporting the development of the regulatory insight capability.

The Data Scientist will work closely with the Principal Analyst and the Regulatory Intelligence Unit (RIU) team to deliver data insights that drive operations decisions and direct resources.

About you

You will be a strong team player with the ability to work independently to a high standard. You will have the solid working knowledge of advances analytical software and databases, working knowledge in one or more statistical programming language.

Essential experience/skills

Qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline such as statistics or economics or relevant work experience. B.S. in Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research or similar quantitative field.

Experience with data visualisation tools, such as PowerBI, D3.js, GGplot, etc.

Solid foundation of statistical modelling and machine learning algorithms and experimental design.

Good understanding and experience with distributed data/computing tools like Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, etc.

Solid working knowledge of advanced analytical software and databases (e.g. Microsoft Azure and SAS).

Solid working knowledge in one or more statistical programming language like R, Python, etc.

Excellent applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.

Solid working knowledge in one or more scripting/database querying languages like Hive, Pig or SQL.

Why work for the NMC?

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to recruit the right people in the right places and we value the contribution they make to the success of our organisation. In return, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. To find out further information, please look at our benefits page.

To apply

For more information about the role please read the job description and the person specification.

Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process, where you will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For any application related queries please contact

Closing date for completed applications: 28th of March at 23.59

Interview Date: 7th-9th of April

Please note, if we receive a high level of applications, we may choose to close this advert early. We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The advertised dates for interview may change due to the current covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held on a virtual basis and this will include a video interview, and possible telephone interview and/or on-line assessments. Again all details of this will be given to you following the closing of the advert.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority, so if you become unwell during the process we would appreciate receiving an update as soon as possible.

Screening and Vetting

All of our roles are subject to pre-employment checks, we are in the process of introducing a vetting policy, and it is possible that this role may become subject to DBS and further vetting checks in future.

The NMC is an exciting organisation with the ambition to be the leading healthcare regulator. To achieve this, we are working in an agile way that offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds. We are committed to being an inclusive employer.

Working life doesn’t always have to be ‘nine to five’ and we support flexible and agile working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resource team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, maternity, disability, or gender identity.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented within our teams, including applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME).

Contact information

Zara Worton-Spence

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