If you want to work at the heart of government and play an integral role delivering insight from data using statistical and data science techniques, this is the role for you. You will support the creation of innovative data products and services and tell compelling stories with evidence.
Data scientists help government understand and tackle some of the key challenges facing society on topics such as the economy, health, education and transport. Data science analyses data from the government’s own systems as well as material from surveys, social media and big data scraped from the web.
Data scientists can work on a variety of projects such as:
- Designing ways of collecting data from a variety of sources, including non-traditional sources such as web scraping
- Extracting meaning and insight, telling stories from data
- Identifying customer needs, specifying what data is to be delivered, developing robust, timely methods to ensure data delivery is fit for purpose
- Combining data from different sources and formats to gain greater insight
- Using cutting edge technologies and concepts, such as machine learning and distributed processing
- Communicating findings to a wide range of audiences including policy makers, analysts and senior managers
You should have, or be expected to obtain, one of the following:
- A minimum of a 2:2 degree in a numerate discipline such as computer science or IT or an equivalent which demonstrates core statistical skills.
- An MSc in Data Science or Data Analytics
GSS Recruitment welcome CVs from candidates that are interested in temporary statistical roles within a government department. If you have a numerate degree and/or a background in statistics and would like to be considered for a temporary position please apply via Civil Service Jobs.
Please note that your CV and contact details will be shared with departments on request and they will contact you directly to arrange an interview.