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Strategic IT & Data Lead

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Recruiter: Animal & Plant Health Agency
Listed on: 12th May
Location: APHA - Weybridge, though other APHA locations will be considered
Salary Notes: Weybridge is £61,707: other APHA locations is £57,114
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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APHA's purpose is to safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. APHA is responsible for responding to biosecurity threats to the UK from endemic or exotic animal diseases (including zoonotic diseases), pests and diseases of plants and bees, and invasive non-native species. We provide high containment laboratory and animal facilities, scientific expertise in a range of microbiological and analytical disciplines, research and test development functions to diagnose known diseases and develop tests and reagents to detect new diseases and support outbreak control measures.

The Science Directorate delivers multidisciplinary science through various portfolios led by Lead Scientists. The Science Strategy and Planning Department provide strategic direction and support across this Directorate. The functions include; Strategy Development, Relationship Management; Stakeholder Engagement; Science Evidence; People & Development; Administration; Science Project Management, Specialist Scientific Information Technology Services and some cross agency functions.

As part of expanding areas of work opportunities have arisen to join this dynamic department. Suitable candidates will need to have a commitment to delivering customer satisfaction and quality outputs.

In return for your dedication, we will support your ongoing scientific and personal development through appropriate training. Inclusion, support and the development of our people matter to us. We aim to support the career and personal wellbeing of everyone in APHA. Our benefits include generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, salary sacrifice benefit options, and an employee discount scheme. We also offer flexible working.

This post is full-time, although we may consider two part-time staff on a job-share basis if continuity can be arranged. A full job specification and role requirements can be found on the Civil Service job site. We do also have other roles within this team at G7 Science DDTS Relationship Manager and SEO Digital Data Curation Coordinator and DDTS Delivery Manager.

Closing date: 24 May 2021.