Data Scientist- Metropolitan Police Sidcup•Hybrid work £51,196 a year – Full-time

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  • Job ID 23230
  • Sector Data Science

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Job Title: Data Scientist

Salary: The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £48,355 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £52,730. Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Sidcup, Hendon, Lambeth, and New Scotland Yard. Travel across the Met and UK is expected. The Data Office supports blended working.


“Keep checking Oleeo / Met Careers on a daily basis for new and exciting opportunities being released to join DDaT – Data Office!”

Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working, job share or carers and career break returners. We also support blended working, and the hiring manager will be happy to discuss arrangements for this role.

The Commissioner and Management Board have determined that the Met will be a data driven organisation. This means treating our data in the same way we treat our people, methods, and technology, as a strategic asset.

The Data Office is the single place of accountability across the Met that:

  • Owns and drives the data compliance and analytics agenda.
  • Brings together the accountabilities that are currently dispersed across the Met business areas.
  • Consolidates and further develops existing Met data and insight services.
  • Enables data sharing and collaboration to serve the public and external partners.

Job Purpose

As a data scientist, you will work independently and have a good understanding of a range of topics, including data science techniques, delivery methods and stages (such as minimal viable products), tools and technologies.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Develop complex solutions using a range of data science techniques, whilst understanding any ethical considerations
  • Understand the role and benefits of data science within the organisation.
  • Support capability building within the organisation.
  • Collaborate with others to develop data science solutions and outputs supporting the organisation.
  • Prepare and manipulate data and perform complex analytics.
  • Present and communicate effectively.

DDaT Capability Framework

We are transforming and maturing our collective Data Science capability. As such we are the first Police Service to use the Governments DDaT Capability Framework as a foundation for our skills development. For this role we are using the Data Scientist job family. Data scientist – Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework (


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

How to apply

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement (1000 words maximum) should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills, experience and knowledge (see Essential and Desirable Criteria) demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 23rd of May 2024.


Essential Criteria

  • A STEM based degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent numerical, technical, and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of a range of data science methods and techniques, e.g., NLP, Regression, Network analysis.
  • Programming skills in Python and/or R.
  • Ability and versatility to pick up new technologies.
  • The ability to form effective working relationships across all business groups and external business stakeholders.
  • Ability to translate complex problems into business solutions and communicate them to non-technical stakeholders.


Desirable Criteria

  • Awareness of data ethics, privacy, and governance.
  • Experience working with the Agile methodology.
  • Understanding of front-end frameworks to support data science solutions.
  • An understanding of Intelligence and/or operational policing would be advantageous.

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