Do you have excellent analytical skills and thrive on solving problems? Do you enjoy building and maintaining positive relationships and want your work to make a difference to Sheffield and its people? We’re looking for a Data Scientist to join the Performance and Intelligence team within Sheffield City Council.
The Council is currently on a data maturity journey improving how we deliver evidence and insights, how we drive decisions and improvements and how we enable greater understanding of our resident’s and customer’s experience and needs – it’s an exciting time to come and get involved.
The Performance and Intelligence team is located within Organisational Strategy, Performance and Delivery – a strategic support service, part of the essential wiring that keeps the Council working well. We are a small, dynamic, motivated team of analysts, data scientists and GIS specialists, we collaborate and work with services and functions across the organisation. We are continually developing our expertise and have a key role in driving the Council’s data analysis innovation and improvement.
Our data scientists answer strategic questions and respond to emerging problems and complex issues. These are highly varied, spanning the different services provided by the Council, such as damp and mould housing repairs, or the reach of early intervention and prevention.
You’ll be experienced at building strong relationships and have great communication skills, taking an active role in discussions, challenging existing practice and making suggestions for improvements. You’ll be comfortable working with a variety of people, from learning the important problem context from subject matter experts, through to reporting insights to senior leaders, making complex analytics understood at a glance and ensuring findings can be used as part of important decision-making processes.
You’ll work with colleagues across the organisation managing and delivering on projects from scoping and problem investigation through data structuring and wrangling, modelling, analytics, and visualising to setting out the insight, caveats and what next.
You’ll have a range of skills and technical options, deploying the right approach for each piece of work and finding time to innovate and push boundaries where necessary. You’ll work in a transparent, collaborative, and reproducible ways sharing knowledge, experience, skills, and methods.
Excellent analytical skills are a must, you’ll have a good knowledge of statistics, and have coding, data extraction and transformation experience. We’d be particularly keen to hear from you if you have experience setting up or using applications within an Azure data platform or have a data engineering background and interest.
If you meet most of the requirements for this job and are passionate, positive, and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you.
Sheffield – resourceful, inventive, welcoming, rooted in its history and ambitious for the future, a brilliant and diverse city of nearly 600,000 people. We have amazing environmental, cultural, sporting and heritage assets, with two world-class universities, a thriving Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District and we are proud of the fact that our outdoor city has been named as the greenest in the UK.
We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.
It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.
Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.
Interviews will be held week commencing 11th December 2023.
For informal enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Performance and Business Intelligence Manager)