Trio of leaders sought to build ‘data-led DfE’

Written by Sam Trendall on 11 September 2019 in News
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Department recruiting for three senior managers in new-look data directorate

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The Department for Education is recruiting for three senior managers to lead its drive to become a “data-led” organisation.

The department intends to “transform the data directorate… to become an enterprise-level data-service function supporting DfE to become truly insight-driven”. To this end, it is hiring three deputy director-level roles in the areas of data engineering, data service lines, and data operations. All of them will report into chief data officer Neil McIvor. 

“DfE has a broad range of rich data and data-savvy people, but our tools, processes, data services and approach need to evolve to meet growing demand, so that everyone has easy access to an effective evidence base to meet the needs of those delivering a world-class education system,” the department said.


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It added that the recruitment of the three deputy directors will “enable us to deliver industrial, world-class data products and services, including data as a service, insight and statistics, knowledge and information management, and profession data and statistics advisory service”.

The deputy director of data operations “will be responsible for delivering the strategic direction for operational excellence”, while the successful candidate for the data service lines role “will be tasked with the definition and successful delivery of end-to-end data services”.

A newly created data engineering unit will be led by a deputy director, a post which comes with a remit of “building internal capability to ensure that we are equipped to develop and operate a range of new data products and services”.

Each of the positions comes with an annual salary of £80,000. The roles will be based at one or more of the department’s offices in Bristol, Coventry, Darlington, Manchester, Sheffield, and Nottingham.

Applications are open until 2 October.

 

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