£39,438 to £43,744 per annum based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KY1 2DN. These positions are based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.
Whilst the primary base for the role holder will be in County Hall, Kingston, the work assigned could see the postholder working from any of our sites across the county and so ability to travel is a requirement of the role.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
Apply your data wizardry to make a real difference to people's lives
Are you curious, analytical and passionate about turning data into insight? Can you build a compelling case for change based on evidence? Do you know your ETL from your NLP? If so then we want to hear from you!
We are establishing a new Analytics and Insight team and we're looking for exceptional, forward-thinking candidates to help us become a cutting-edge data driven organisation. We see this as integral to supporting significant transformation across the council – and with partners - while reducing costs, increasing efficiency and ensuring services meet the needs of residents and service users.
At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind.
To deliver the vision we are committed to changing and radically improving the council's culture, approach and performance, putting residents' current and future needs first.
About the team
The Analytics and Insight team's mission is to work in partnership with others to turn data into actionable insight that will have a positive impact on residents' lives. We 'talk data' but in a way that gets others on board and positively influences service design and decision-making. We champion the resident voice and carry out research and applied analytical techniques to contribute to the ambitions set out in the Organisation Strategy and the Community Vision for Surrey in 2030.
About the role
As a Data Scientist you'll help us turn raw data into insights and recommendations that will shape real change for Surrey residents. You'll create and lead data science projects, engaging stakeholders and helping influence service design and decision making to bring about positive outcomes.
You will proactively seek out opportunities for exploratory data analysis, execute this analysis utilising advanced analytics techniques, and importantly, present your findings in an easy to understand and compelling way, making use of data visualisation tools such as Tableau.
You'll have a good grasp of statistics, be adept at interpreting data from a variety of sources and know your ETL from your NLP. And you'll be comfortable dealing with complexity and ambiguity and relish working with others to achieve impact through insights work.
You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for residents. If you'd like to utilise your skills and knowledge to help make a difference to people in Surrey – whilst strengthening your skills and abilities - then we would love to hear from you.
If you're passionate, enthusiastic and feel you want to be part of this journey, then please apply by uploading your CV and personal statement (no longer than two pages of A4 please) outlining your suitability for this role.
For more information please find attached to this advert a full job profile or to arrange an informal chat please feel free to contact Nicola Kilvington, Director of Insight, Analytics and Intelligence on Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7th November 2019.
Interviews will take place week commencing 18th and 25th November 2019.