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Head of Data Science



Posted 2 weeks ago

Join Nesta as a Head of Data Science and lead transformative projects that tackle societal challenges and promote social good.


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£75400 - £85300

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Blackfriars, London - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

Nesta, the UK's innovation powerhouse, is dedicated to creating a better future by addressing society's most pressing issues. With a focus on ensuring a fair start for children, promoting healthy living, and fostering sustainable practices, Nesta is at the forefront of effecting meaningful change. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an organization that is not only thinking about the future but actively shaping it.

  • Lead a dynamic team of data scientists, analysts, and engineers.
  • Drive high-impact projects aligned with Nesta's missions: reducing obesity, improving school readiness, and residential decarbonisation.
  • Utilize data science to inform decision making, policy design, and project delivery with a societal impact.
  • Proven experience in data science and analysis with a portfolio of successful projects.
  • A passion for leveraging quantitative skills to drive societal change.

Application Process Details:

  • Apply by 8:00 am on July 8, 2024.
  • Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing July 22, 2024.

We are Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale solutions to society’s biggest problems. Our three missions are to give every child a fair start, help people live healthy lives, and create a sustainable future where the economy works for both people and the planet.

The role The Nesta Data Science team is looking for up to two analytical leaders with strong backgrounds delivering data-led projects. The Head of data science will lead a team of data scientists, analysts, and engineers to deliver high-impact projects that drive social impact for our three missions: A Healthy Life (halving obesity), a Fairer Start (improving school readiness), and a Sustainable Future (residential decarbonisation).

Job requirements The successful candidate will have a strong track record of delivering data science and analysis projects for decision making, policy design, or delivery, with a passion for using their quant skills to create tangible change in society.

Benefits We offer a range of benefits, including private medical insurance, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more.

Applications details To apply for this role, please submit your application before 8:00am on the 8th of July 2024. Interviews will take place w/c 22nd of July 2024.


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