Salary: The starting salary is £58,310, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
The salary is broken down as £55,469 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £60,507 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.
Location: Sidcup, Hendon, Lambeth - travel across the MPS is expected. The Data Office offers blended working with an expectation of 2 days minimum in the office per week.
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Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working, job share or carers and career break returners. We also support blended working and the hiring manager will be happy to discuss arrangements for this role.
The Commissioner and Management Board have determined that the Met will be a data driven organisation. This means treating our data in the same way we treat our people, methods and technology, as a strategic asset.
The Data Office is the single place of accountability across the Met that:
Owns and drives the data compliance and analytics agenda.
Brings together the accountabilities that are currently dispersed across the Met business areas.
Consolidates and further develops existing Met data and insight services.
Enables data sharing and collaboration to serve the public and external partners.
As a Senior Data Analyst, you will manage and mentor a team of Data Analysts and be a key member of an agile multi-disciplinary analytics team, collaborating with Performance Analysts, Data Engineers and Data Scientists to model and deliver large data sets and analytical reports. We are looking for you to use data analysis to identify the make recommendations based on what the Data is telling us. Our Data Analysts focus on approaching problem solving through the use of data modelling, proactive and reactive analysis, and visualization/'story telling'. We have a number of high-profile programmes which you could be asked lead the Data Analysis on, examples include Violence against Women and Girls, Improving our Communication Centre (999), Efficiency and public services, Major crime. The work our Data Analysts do is invaluable in supporting decision making from strategic policy at a corporate level through to tactical and operational decisions on the frontline.
You will be undertaking Data modelling, cleansing and enrichment, building and reviewing complex data models, and using data integration tools and languages to integrate and store data, whilst mentoring and developing colleagues. We have a set of defined data quality standards ensuring interoperability with other data sets, enabling reuse to improve modelling and integration patterns and standards. You will then apply these standards and best practices to present, communicate and disseminate data to inform and influence. At this level we expect you to be able to review, advise and support colleagues to establish processes, standards and templates for others to follow, improving the efficiency and quality of visualisations using a number of data visualisation tools and techniques including Excel, SQL, PowerBI, and Tableau.
Throughout 2023 and 2024 we are implementing a new CONNECT system, which is underpinned by a POLE (Person, Object, Location, Event) database, this will give us even more comprehensive datasets for our analysts to work with!
Apply tools and techniques for data analysis and data visualisation, including the use of business information (BI) tools.
Identify, collect and migrate data to and from a range of systems.
Manage, clean, abstract and aggregate data alongside a range of analytical studies on that data.
Lead the Data Analysis element of a multi-disciplinary agile team to logically problem solve.
Manipulate and link different data sets, providing the business with accurate, relevant and timely data, research and performance information that contributes to a culture of continuous improvement, enhanced efficiency and evidence-based decision-making in the police.
Summarise and present data and conclusions in the most appropriate format for users.
Build dashboards conform to principles identified by the Dashboard Delivery Group.
Business liaison, requirements gathering, negotiating and agreeing deliverables with other teams/units.
Act as point of escalation for Data Modelling and Data Visualisation requests and queries
We are transforming and maturing our collective Data Management capability. As such we are the first Police Service to use the Governments DDaT Capability Framework as a foundation for our skills development. For this role we are using the Data Engineer job family. Data engineer - Capability Framework (ddat-capability-framework.service.gov.uk)
We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate being at the "Practitioner" level (you will be expected to apply the skill without support, determine and use the most appropriate tools and techniques and share knowledge and experience) in a combination of skills.
How to apply
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process, and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 28 November 2023.