Our government client is currently looking for an Analyst for a London based contract at £400pd inside IR35.
Contract Length: 120 days (around 4 months)
Location: Canary Wharf
Pay Rate to Candidate: 400PD /Umb
We are particularly looking for candidates with skills in developing new and re-developing models in R (some of which are in SAS), forecasting and quantitative analysis. For one of these roles we want to recruit someone dedicated to Power-Bi development, with the necessary skills and experience.
The client is looking to recruit data scientists, operational researchers, statisticians or quantitative analysts to redesign and redevelop our suite of models, and also support our usual modelling/forecasting. Our models support strategic decision making in the department, informing issues ranging from future workforce to demand and/or supply in criminal, family and civil courts.
We have a number of roles available. For example, one of posts focuses on modelling the flow of offenders through their prison sentence so we can plan for any future capacity issues across the various offender populations, and another post covers modelling demand into civil and family courts and the impacts on income. The exact responsibilities vary depending on the grade of the post, but in general the responsibilities include:
- Lead/support projects to redevelop our models; reviewing and improving the methods and building the models on our analytical platform using R software
- Lead/support our business as usual modelling activity, e.g. routine forecasting of demand
- Undertake ad hoc quantitative analysis to support modelling work
- Lead/support quality assurance of own analysis and supporting the quality assurance of analysis across the wider team in line with Aqua Book guidance
- Building relationships with analytical, policy and operational colleagues to understand relevant data and policy/operational context
- Communicating complex analysis to non-technical customers and senior leaders.
The following experience and skills are essential:
a) Excellent data manipulation and quantitative analysis skills, with ideally good proficiency in R programming language;
b) Knowledge and experience of quantitative data analysis, modelling, forecasting.
c) Ability to review current excel/SAS based models and recreate these using R, ideally ability to review methodology and suggest improvements/redesign
d) Experience of communicating and presenting complex data analysis is easy for non-specialists to comprehend.
e) Ability to pick up new subject areas quickly, understand requirements and work at pace as a self-starter
f) Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of analytical, policy, academic and other stakeholders.
g) Strong project management skills and ability to use technical knowledge to steer analysis in appropriate direction with buy-in from stakeholders
The following aspects are desirable:
- Understanding of the Civil Service Code and the importance of its core values of integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality
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