Contract Length: Until 31st March, with strong possibility of extension
The role of Deputy Director of Advanced Analytics is to establish a new function which will lead on exploratory analysis with data within the department and to lead and manage a joint work-program across the business, with Public Health England, the Cabinet Office and the ONS.
As Deputy Director of Advanced Analytics you will:
Lead a team of 10-15 or so data scientists, economists/econometricians, statisticians and analysts, who are focused on:
- Bringing advanced techniques across a range of disciplines to bear on pressing policy questions relating to concentrations of risk and the drivers of transmission
Working closely with international, national, regional and sectoral teams to strengthen the analytic base underpinning assessment work
Establishing and maintaining, together with public health experts and behavioural scientists in the department, a long-term research program to enhance JBC’s ability to answer upcoming policy questions
Partnering with the broader analytical community including Contain and Enable programme, NHSx, NHS Digital, PHE, DHSC, the ONS and Cabinet Office.
Building a transparent library of code documenting analysis undertaken to provide an audit trail for it, allowing others (including in other organisations) to replicate and build on the work, and to allow for the routine outputs to be created from it on the build side of the department.
A very significant part of the role will comprise collaborating with key external stakeholders (including but not limited to DHSC, PHE, ONS, Cabinet Office) to establish a coherent overall work program on Covid risks and to lead on specific projects.
This element will be as important as providing leadership within the department.
Contributing to the ongoing design and build of the department as it develops to Full Operating Capability.
The Deputy Director Data will be a member of the DHSC data community and will be required to work closely with DHSC colleagues to ensure maximum collaboration and that learning can be shared across the department and wider public health and emergency response communities.