SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL: Data Science Analyst
SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL
The salary for this role is £50,047 per annum for working 36-hours per week. This is a fixed term/secondment opportunity until March 2025.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren’t required in the office 5 days a week, noting you will be required to be in the office for key events and meetings. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you!
Surrey County Council is looking for passionate people to help and inspire the organisation to improve the governance and management of its data.
At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind. To help deliver this vision we are committed to transforming the way the council manages and uses data and creates insight. This is an exciting time to join us as a Data Science Analyst and be part of shaping the team and forging links across the organisation.
About the role
The role is within the developing central Insight and Analytics unit. The unit enables efficient, effective and consistent decision making by providing easy access to insight and data. We work collaboratively across the organisation and with our partners and communities in Surrey to improve what we do and how we do it. We share our insight and data on our public facing portal Surrey I, supporting transparency and informing partners and residents on the decisions they need to make. Our ambition is build an insight function demonstrating excellence which influences decision making and results in demonstrable positive impacts to our residents and the services we provide to them.
The role will employ a range of data science, data visualisation and analytical techniques in their work. Typical tasks will include: scoping and development of system/reporting requirements; ‘deep dive’ analyses; mapping; and predictive analytics such as population and demand forecasting or risk stratification. This will require working with a wide range of data and evidence sources, including local, partner and open sources for the development of services and products to agreed service standards.
The role requires the ability to demonstrate technical skills in a range of data science and/or analytical specialisms and will be supported to develop these as an analyst by a team of senior analysts and analysts.
We value the technical ability of our analysts, including statistical knowledge, the ability to pick up and work with new systems and technology, coding skills, and more.
We are seeking a skilled candidate with the desire to continue their development in a range of analytical skills, including data science skills, to join our service and help use data to drive the function forward.
- You will be curious and passionate about the power of data to enable decisions and someone who can help us inform our service provision to improve the lives of our residents.
- You will possess an inherent understanding of data, and a knowledge of statistics and data science methodologies and how they can be applied effectively.
- You will work well in multi-disciplinary teams, working with others to achieve shared objectives.
- You will use your analytical expertise and people skills to help others ask the right questions and make the best decisions.
- You will produce insight in a clear and compelling way that delivers impact and actively seek feedback and learning from your work.
To be considered for interview, you MUST provide a supporting statement that clearly evidences how you meet the following key competencies:
- Data Analysis: Utilise various data sources to extract, manipulate, and analyse population and service related data, including transactional records, demographics, to identify trends and patterns.
- Forecasting and Predictive Modelling: Develop predictive models for forecasting future needs, service provision to guide strategic planning.
- Data Visualisation: Create visually appealing and insightful dashboards and reports to communicate findings effectively to management and key stakeholders.
- Team working: Working in multi-disciplinary teams and business areas to turn evidence into insight and recommendations to the wider business.
Applications with no supporting statements will not be considered.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 03/10/2023 with interviews to follow.
This is a fixed term contract until March 2025.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.