Data Science Analyst

Manchester / Leeds / Birmingham / Bristol
£40,005 - £44,216
19 Oct 2020
08 Nov 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

We are looking for a Data Science Analyst to join us - the role can be based in either Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or Bristol.  This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

As a Data Science Analyst, you will play a key role in the design, development and delivery of data solutions to support the delivery of high quality, accessible data analysis for regulation, as required by Government policy. You will work collaboratively as part of a project team on the redevelopment of data collection systems, working to scope, design and test revised technical solutions.

The Data Science Analyst role will be responsible for exploring and understanding RSH’s current data collection systems and analysis products, and for leading the design, development and delivery of new data solutions to support the delivery of high quality, accessible data collection and analysis for regulation. You will review existing and build new models and tools to clean and refine incoming data and increase value from analytical models, promoting automation and streamlining processes.

You will play a key role in the redevelopment of the data collection systems at the RSH, scoping, designing and testing revised technical solutions for the collection of data and information for regulation as required by RSH as part of a project team. You’ll provide the RSH with an understanding of the capacity to improve and maintain the current system (NROSH+) and act as a technical expert to research and evaluate tools and propose technical solutions for improvements and innovation.

With a high degree of literacy and numerical skills, including highly developed analytical skills, you’ll have experience of developing tools and models to interrogate and manipulate data and in delivering technical data and analysis solutions that meet business needs

You’ll be able to demonstrate expertise in data visualisation, including use of tools such as Power BI with demonstratable skills in producing intuitive user interfaces and a professional experience performing database programming (using programming languages such as Java, R, Python, Scala, SAS etc), data science and analytics, with knowledge and hands-on experience with building supervised and unsupervised models. Bringing with you an experience in and understanding of Microsoft stack development (.net, MVC, C#, Javascript, SQL).

General Information:


Our staff are currently working from home due to COVID restrictions.

RSH’s core offices are in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London.  Our posts can be successfully carried out from any RSH office unless otherwise specified in the job information.  We offer flexible working arrangements and staff can work from home for part of their hours.

Most roles involve some travel within England between our offices, and some roles also involve onsite visits to social housing providers.

In line with Government requirements to reduce the number of Civil Service and NDPB roles based in London, we only advertise roles in London which need to be there for business-critical reasons.


Interviews are planned approximately two weeks after the closing date via Microsoft Teams due to the current closure of RSH offices and staff working from home.

Benefits and Salary

We offer a range of excellent benefits; information is available on our website.

The salary for this role is a spot salary within the given range, which will normally be the minimum of the range.  Annual salary reviews are determined by the government pay award. In addition, when the probation period is successfully completed, a performance related bonus may be awarded, based on appraisal ratings at the end of the qualifying appraisal year.

Things you need to know

Application process

For more information on the role, please see the attached Role Profile.

To apply, please complete the online application form on the RSH careers site with an anonymised CV which details your employment, education and training history and provide a supporting statement, which will be used in assessing your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the RSH careers site

Blind shortlisting – We carry out blind short listing for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to Equality and Diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.

We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, as part of disability confident commitment. 

As an equal opportunities employer we will ensure candidates who reach the bench mark from ethnic minority candidates will be selected for interview.

You should indicate on your application if you want to be considered under these options.  

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.