|Listed on:||21st October|
|Location:||Flexible location with two days per week in the office|
|Salary Notes:||£42k plus array of benefits|
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Software Development Project Manager - Data Analytics Practice
£42k plus benefits
6 Month Fixed Term Contract
Flexible location with two days per week in the office
We are Nesta, the UK's innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale solutions to society's biggest problems. Our three missions are to give every child a fair start, help people live healthy lives, and create a sustainable future where the economy works for both people and the planet.
For over 20 years, we have worked to support, encourage and inspire innovation. We work in three roles: as an innovation partner working with frontline organisations to design and test new solutions, as a venture builder supporting new and early stage businesses, and as a system shaper creating the conditions for innovation.
Harnessing the rigour of science and the creativity of design, we work relentlessly to change millions of lives for the better.
About the Data Analytics Practice
The post holder will work within our Data Analytics Practice(DAP) both on projects that benefit Nesta's Missions as well as ensuring the smooth operation of our team. We use new data sources, data science and machine learning methods, and ways of presenting information, to inform research agendas and to develop interventions that will benefit society.
The practice delivers projects across all parts of the data pipeline - such as developing scalable data collection, processing and machine learning systems, and data visualisation design to transform complex analytical outputs into actionable insights. The delivery of these projects will be supported by the whole Data Analytics Practice, which spans all of these disciplines, and they will look to you to support and coordinate their efforts.
Nesta's Data Analytics Practice is a methodologically diverse team that uses techniques including statistics, machine learning, natural language processing and network science, project & programme management & user research. Through their work you will be able to gain experience of these methods and develop your own expertise in support of your career goals and progression.
In line with Nesta's new strategy, the Data Analytics Practice (DAP) is moving away from our traditional research-focused projects, and engaging in an increased number of software and product development projects to contribute to our 3 missions. We are looking for a Software Development project manager to provide specialist expertise to help us kick start our new mission-aligned projects, and ensure that we adopt, develop and streamline best practices across the team.
The Software Development Project Manager will be instrumental in transforming the DAP's ad-hoc ways of working into more long-term and robust approaches and processes. As such, part of this role will involve upskilling members of the DAP in the specific peculiarities of managing software development projects. Our goal is to manage and deliver projects using defined processes and controls, to ensure they are managed and delivered within time, budget and to the highest possible quality.
The Software Development Project Manager will sit within the Programme and Operations Management sub-team within the Data Analytics Practice, and will report to the Senior Programme and Operations Manager. The role will involve close collaboration with the Data engineering, Data Visualisation & Product Development subteams.
The key responsibilities of the role will include:
Project management (80%)
Programme management & developing best practice (20%)
We are looking for someone who:
Desirable technical knowledge
What we offer
Salary: £42k plus array of benefits, including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more
Location: Nesta has a hybrid work policy, with our default working pattern for most employees being two days per week in their base office.
Term: 6 months
Hours: This is a full-time role but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.
Reports to: Senior Operations and Programme Manager, Data Analytics
Making an application
To apply for this role, please submit your application before 8:00am on the 8th of November 2021.
Interviews will take place w/c 15th of November 2021.
At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.
We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.
This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares 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.