Data Scientist

City of Newport  ‐ Onsite
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Innovation Data Science Data Analysis Calculations R (Programming Language) Python (Programming Language) Market Value Mathematics Multidisciplinary Approach Open Source Technology Physics Risk Analysis Stakeholder Management Statistics Git


My client are a large government organisation, they are seeking a Data Scientist on an initial 6 month contract basis (37 hours per week). The role is paying £20.47 per hour for the duration of the contract, INSIDE IR35.



PhD/Degree/MSc in a highly numerate subject (eg Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics)

Mandatory Experience

  • experience using open-source tools, such as Python, R and Git.
  • Able to effectively translate and accurately communicate across technical and nontechnical stakeholders as well as facilitating discussions within a multidisciplinary team, with potentially difficult dynamics. Able to advocate for the team externally and can manage differing perspectives.
  • Uses agreed standards and tools to design, code, test, correct and document moderate to complex programs and scripts from agreed specifications and subsequent iterations. Collaborates with others to review specifications where appropriate.
  • Able to review requirements, specifications and define test conditions. Able to identify issues and risks associated with work whilst being able to analyse and report test activities and results.
  • Understands and can help teams apply a range of practices. Develops deeper expertise on a narrower range of specialisms. Starts to apply emerging theory to practical situations.
  • Can work with data engineers to map, produce, transform and test new data feeds for data owners and consumers, selecting the most appropriate tools and technologies. Can lead ad hoc data exploration in a wide variety of data serialisation and storage formats, from across the business, for data consumers.
  • Displays strong intellectual curiosity and proactively explores areas of innovation in both government and industry. Can identify the business value for innovation within their organisation.
  • Promotes and monitors continuous professional development within their organisation. Develops knowledge of cutting-edge techniques and shares knowledge. Propagates data science capability across the organisation.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo BPSS Clearance, therefore applicants must of resided in the UK for a minimum of four out of the last five years, in order to undergo this level of security check.

Start date
6 months +
(extension possible)
Concept Resourcing
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