DWP seeks senior data and analytics officers 

Department is recruiting a deputy chief data officer as its data governance and strategy expert and a head of advanced analytics who will lead on artificial intelligence 

The Department for Work and Pensions is recruiting a deputy chief data officer and a head of advanced analytics, both SCS pay band 1 roles with salaries of up to £110,000. 

The deputy chief data officer position, for which applications close at 10am on Monday 4 September, involves being the DWP’s expert on data governance and strategy. “You will champion the business value of data as a strategic asset to the department, akin to other critical assets, and enabler of business transformation, ensuring close alignment of the business and digital strategies,” says the job description. The role involves managing four people directly and a wider team of 20, with outcomes including enhancing operational work and improving understanding of customers and the department. 

The head of advanced analytics job, which is open until 10am on Monday 25 September, involves managing a team of more than 100 staff including agile product teams, data scientists, analysts and engineers. The successful applicant will lead work on artificial intelligence including generative AI for the department as well as on strategic reference architecture. “The DWP head of advanced analytics has a leading voice across government in this domain due to our progress, experience and scale in this field,” says the job description, adding that candidates should have experience of leading an analytics function in a large complex organisation.   

Both jobs allow flexible working and can be based at one of DWP Digital’s seven offices in Birmingham, Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sheffield. 

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