Job description

Do you crave real-world impact beyond the bottom line? Are you eager to unleash the power of data to improve lives?

This role is an excellent opportunity for a data scientist at the start of their career to drive positive change for half a million Londoners! You will have a chance to work on meaningful projects such as targeting cost of living support, preventing homelessness and Councils response to the climate emergency. About us You will be joining the corporate Insight and Analytics Team that supports departments and projects across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.Teams vision is to serve the needs of residents and service users by providing quality and credible analytical intelligence and insight to enable innovation and high-quality service delivery.We work flexibly as a team and currently come into the office 2 days every fortnight. We offer 32 days of annual leave plus bank holidays. Your Role Using your skills in data cleaning, transformation, and analysis to support policy and program development, implementation and review. Work with wide range of council departments to support residents. Identify new data sources and tools that can facilitate the work of the Insight and Analytics team.Help increase the organisations data maturity by leading on specific actions as part of our digital and data strategy. Ideal Candidate Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. 1-2 years experience working as a data scientist or in a similar analytical role. Proficient in coding and querying (e.g. Python, R, SQL etc.) and eager to learn new techniques and tools.Excellent data visualization skills using PowerBI or similar software.Can communicate complex data insights clearly and concisely to non-technical audiences.Excel at working with partners to understand business needs and requirements and negotiate data project specifications. Produce high quality work and attention to accuracy and meeting business needs. Able to work independently and in a team. Able to juggle various tasks and analytical requests at the same time.Current PostCurrent role is a fixed term maternity cover for 12 months.Indicative Recruitment TimelineClosing Date: Sunday, 25th February 2024Test: Week of 19 FebruaryInterview Date: Week of 26 February The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.Please note that the advertised dates for test and interview may change. If they do, we will let those selected know as soon as possible.We can accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. Complete remote working is not available for this role, the person will need to come into the office a few days a month. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.Important Information:This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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