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Deputy director: Data Science Campus

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Recruiter: Office for National statistics
Listed on: 26th April
Location: Newport, Titchfield (Fareham) or Darlington
Salary/Rate: £71,000 - £83,000
Salary Notes: Civil Service Pension, Flexitime, flexible working
Type: Permanent

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The Data Science Campus (DSC) applies data science, and builds skills, for public good across the UK and internationally. We work at the frontier of data science and AI in the public sector - building skills and applying tools, methods and practices - to create new understanding and improve decision-making. Established within the ONS in 2017, we've built up a strong team and a network of third-party participants in the mission of the Campus and have established a series of data projects that provide insight into key policy themes.

The Data Science Campus (DSC) is looking for a new Deputy Director to help lead the next phase of data science capacity building throughout ONS and across government. The Campus is a friendly, diverse and collaborative environment, and this leadership role oversees established data science research and programme teams situated across our four UK hubs.

You will be passionate about using state of the art data science methods and a myriad of data sources available for public good. This post will give you the opportunity to inform vital public policy responses to cross-cutting and topical issues in the UK and internationally, working across multiple domains.

You will be responsible for over 40 of the Campus staff - data scientists, developers, project delivery, lecturers and national programme managers who deliver data science projects and programmes and support the cross-public sector data science community. Our remit stretches beyond improving official statistics and supports better decision making in the UK and internationally.

The Deputy Director is responsible for a broad programme of multidisciplinary data science projects and programmes, and for managing resources to ensure effective delivery. In line with the UKSA strategy, Statistics for the Public Good, this programme is Radical, Ambitious, Inclusive and Sustainable. Our programmes seek to push the boundaries of the application of data science within Government, providing faster and more meaningful analysis, enabling more effective decision making and delivering significant impact on a national and international scale. Above all else, these projects are undertaken with integrity and trustworthiness, and underpinned by adherence to a rigorous ethical framework.

The Deputy Director will also lead the Data Science Capability team that develops and delivers a range of programmes and events to support and grow the community of data scientist practitioners across the public sector (currently over 2,500). This works supports the development of data science maturity across public sector organisations.

as an ONS employee you get:
  • Hybrid working in an organisation voted top in the UK for work-life balance
  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%
  • A choice of working patterns *for every role* full-time, part-time, job-share.
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Generous holiday allowance - 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years service in addition to 9 public holidays

For more information about this role, a full application pack, and to apply, please follow the APPLY link to Civil Service Jobs