Data Scientist (New Data Sources) - Intelligence Unit
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA0246
Contract type: Full Time 37 hours per week – 2 Year Fixed Term
Closing date: Sunday 24 September 2017 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Salary: £41,827 per annum
Grade: 8


Would you like to join an ambitious and forward looking unit of analysts, researchers, data scientists and other experts, working for one of the world’s truly global cities?


You will develop new data partnerships bringing together data from central and local government, civic society and the private sectors, and provide innovative intelligence and analytics. You will apply your existing expertise with data to generate new city models and outputs to support the Mayor’s work in areas such as social integration, civic society, health inequalities and economic fairness.


Working on a wide range of projects each year, you will:


  • Get the opportunity to have a real impact on the way the GLA works and the decisions it takes
  • Carry out data science projects working both with GLA staff members and with data scientists, analysts and policy experts from the London Boroughs, Central Government and London’s specialist SMEs.
  • Work with a variety of interesting datasets and play an active role in London’s open data community


We are looking for curious, flexible thinkers who have excellent statistical, technical and interpersonal skills and who are keen to constantly develop and learn new skills. We need people who can apply a wide range of datasets to provide answers to pressing policy questions. If you enjoy working with clients to turn their ideas and challenges into completed pieces of work and are passionate about using data for the benefit of all Londoners, apply today.


To find out more about data science at the GLA, see these resources:

·         https://data.london.gov.uk/blog/the-glas-data-science-journey/

·         https://data.london.gov.uk/data-for-london/

·         https://data.london.gov.uk/blog/loda-pilot-update/

·         https://data.london.gov.uk/blog/london-leads-on-initiative-generate-e500m-smart-city-investment-funds-from-e25m-eu-seed-funds/


For more information please read the Job Description and Person Specification.

We are also advertising for a Data Scientist (LODA) to join the team – See Link       


London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA0246


Application closing date: Sunday 24 September 2017 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at City Hall on: Wednesday 4 October 2017

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