Take your place at the heart of Government

We have a variety of permanent roles for data and IT specialists within this new team. SitCen is part of the Cabinet Office, which is at the centre of Government. The purpose of the Cabinet Office is to maintain the integrity of the Union, co-ordinate the security of the realm and sustain a flourishing democracy, to support the design and implementation of HM Government’s policies and the Prime Minister’s priorities and to ensure the delivery of the finest public services by attracting and developing the best public servants and improving the efficiency of Government.

We have a variety of permanent roles for data and IT specialists within this new team.

Story Teller

Responsible for visualisation of the analysis products and data sets developed by the SitCen, both for use in the SitCen itself and on mobile devices as required. This role will be working closely to and with the Head of Representation, ensuring briefing requirements can be met in a timely and cohesive fashion. Responsibility for the representation of data inline with the ‘user needs’ of any given principle, showing awareness for different requirements for different end users.

Software Developer

Responsible for building and integrating cloud solutions as part of an agile delivery team on the AWS based Cabinet Office Data Science and Insights platform. The post will work closely with Situation Centre Data Engineers and Data Scientists supporting the need for DevOps automation and API development. Will also work as part of the Innovation strategy that is looking to leverage AI, Machine Learning and Digital Twin technologies.

Data Engineer

You will be acquiring data sets from multiple sources at varying levels of maturity. You will curate and catalogue this data in partnership with the Data Scientists and analysts. Solutions will be developed using the Gov PaaS environment as well as AWS. You will be using and developing Data Engineering capability provided within the AWS environment. There is extensive use of infrastructure as code within a structured development.

There is extensive use of infrastructure as code within a structured development environment. You will deliver capability using an appropriate structured process. Agile and DevOps experience would be an advantage.

You can produce data models and understand where to use different types of data models. You have experience of a wide range of data engineering tools. You understand industry-recognised data-modelling patterns and standards.

Data Scientist

Data Scientists lead and shape analysis to inform situational awareness and crisis response for policy and operational need, working closely with counterparts in partner organisations. Defining user needs for analysis and dissemination of results, you will also identify and develop innovative methods of presenting analysis and data. Proven coding and analysis skills are essential, as is an understanding of a wide range of analytical methods, or a deep expertise on a narrower range of specialisms. You will also need knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and the ability to work across multiple projects at pace.

You will need to be able to lead and shape analysis to inform situational awareness and crisis response for policy and operational need, working closely with counterparts in partner organisations.

Use of data, data science and analytical and visualisation methods, drawing upon relevant Government analysis function standards. Be able to identify and develop innovative methods of presenting analysis and data to meet user needs. Also they will need to be able to define user needs for analysis and dissemination of results. Have proven coding and analysis skills. Have understanding of a wide range of analytical methods, or a deep expertise on a narrower range of specialisms.

Able to quality assure own and teams’ analytical work with the ability to communicate data limitations and analytical findings to senior colleagues robustly and with confidence.

You will need knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and the ability to work across multiple projects at pace.

Analyst

Analysts identify and bring together the right skills and methods for each project, from data science to mathematical modelling, geospatial analysis to economic analysis. Along with coding and analysis skills, you will need an understanding of data governance and how it works in relation to other organisational structures, as well as experience of setting up a system to get data ready for use and bring data together from different sources. Knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and a creative approach to problem-solving are both essential for this role.

You will need coding and analysis skills and understand a wide range of analytical methods. Have the ability to identify and apply the most suitable method for work being undertaken. (For instance, diverse skill sets across the team that might include expertise in statistics, data science, mathematical modelling, geospatial analysis, and economic analysis, etc).

You will need to have an understanding of data governance and how it works in relation to other organisational structures. Experience of setting up a system to get data ready for use and can bring data together from different sources. Have knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and a creative approach to problem solving.

Who can apply?

Suitability for each role is assessed on behaviours set out in our Success profiles. Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check and must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (SC). You must also be willing in some cases to work towards developed vetting (DV) clearance.

What do we offer?

Benefits Include:

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A generous Civil Service pension
  • A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30