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Senior Data Scientist

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Recruiter: Skipton Building Society
Listed on: 29th September
Location: Remote
Salary/Rate: £45,000 - £55,000
Salary Notes: depending on experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Job Introduction

In this impactful role within the Customer Insights team, you'll be responsible for using advanced analytics and data science to enable data-driven decisions across the Society. You'll provide thought leadership to a range of stakeholders and be proactive in your approach in order to encourage the right outcomes as a result of your analysis.

You'll use your experience of the latest data science techniques to identify opportunities and make recommendations to deliver return on investment, improved customer engagement and opportunities for process improvement.


Being a senior member of our Customer Insight data science team means you'll mentor and support your colleagues to deliver our data and analytics strategy, so you'll strike a balance of being hands-on with data along with being a key contact and role model for your colleagues.

Main Responsibilities

You'll be responsible for building and maintaining the models required to drive value and deliver both complex and smaller projects which deliver commercial value. As well as providing data insights, you'll also promote a culture of analytical curiosity by asking the right questions to best understand and deliver business needs.

You will work closely with leaders across the organisation and ensure you build and maintain relationships to allow you to present your analysis in a way which resonates with your audience. Through effective coaching and mentoring you'll also support your team and their development.

Ideal Candidate

We're looking for someone who is highly experienced in a broad range of data science techniques including machine learning, model cross validation and time-series analysis. You'll have experience in using a range of data analysis tools such as SQL, R or Python and the ability to pass on your learning and experience to others. The key competencies for this role are:

  • Experience managing large and complex data sets
  • Significant experience using a range of data science techniques
  • Proven track record of converting business problems into analytical solutions
  • Excellent presentation, communication and influencing skills with the ability to tailor your approach to suit your audience (including senior management) and present complex ideas in a simple way
  • Experience of a variety of data visualisation tools
  • Experience working in a commercially focused environment


Due to Covid-19 this role is currently home-based. We have a flexible approach to working and can consider a range of working patterns as well as candidate preferences around home/office working.

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues' unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Why Work For Us

We're committed to paying our people fairly for the role they undertake and provide a wide range of benefits to support our colleagues' finances and wellbeing, including our Employee Assistance programme, the opportunity to buy extra holidays and shopping discount vouchers
You'll be able to shape your career within your team and can expect a structured learning and development programme where you'll be valued recognised and rewarded.

 More information on our benefits can be found by clicking ‘Apply Now'

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

Contact Name: Skipton Building Society
Reference: TJ/9595/1230
Job ID: 2857878



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