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Head of Data Science and HR - Analytical Services

We are seeking a Head of Data Science and HR – Analytical Services to provide exemplary analytical leadership across a very wide portfolio of analytical work.

You will take full responsibility for managing senior customer relationships (including Ministers, Executive Committee and arm’s length bodies (ALBs), scoping and prioritising work, quality assurance, resourcing, monitoring delivery and ensuring relevant professional standards are met.

You will successfully lead and inspire a team, promoting their motivation and career development as well as high quality day to day delivery.

You will be a key, senior leader of Analytical Services as a whole, and are expected to take the initiative to drive forward strands of the Directorate’s work, as well as significant corporate roles across the Department.

Key responsibilities

Providing excellent analytical support to Directors across the department to ensure that policy and other projects are evidence-driven and that the evidence base is developed and communicated effectively;

Working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that analytical work is delivered to specified levels of quality, on time and within budget, that analysis makes an impact, and that analytical resource is moved between projects flexibly;

Taking collective ownership of leading the analytical community and playing an active part in the senior team to develop a strong, professional community;

Providing collective leadership of directorate governance, including designing and embedding new governance processes to manage our work from April 2018;

Providing leadership, professional oversight and line management to the team, strengthening the capacity and skills of the unit’s and directorate’s staff by fostering continuous improvement and professional development.