Head of Intelligence and Data Network - London Borough of Waltham Forest

Client: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Location: London

Salary: £68,568 to £74,433

Closing date: Saturday, 23 October 2021 23:30

Head of Intelligence and Data Network

£68,568 to £74,433

Are you an experienced and outstanding strategic leader with the charisma and drive to make data and intelligence a fundamental part of our Council? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

There’s never been a better time to join Waltham Forest. We are passionate about the quality of services we deliver for our residents and we see data as fundamental in driving and shaping that delivery. We are an ambitious and dynamic council and are proud to have become London’s first Borough of Culture, as well as the winner of the “MJ Council of the year” award. We see the role of data as one that challenges, shapes and drives our decision making at the highest level. As we build on our strong collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this fantastic opportunity will allow you to take the lead role in a new era of data usage across the Council.

Here you will shape and steer the data function for one of the most progressive Local Authorities in the UK. You will build and support a team of talented data analysts and define the vision for a high-impact informatics infrastructure.

This role will be highly visible, interacting with Councillors, governmental bodies, and shaping thinking throughout the organisation, putting data and intelligence at the core of our biggest strategic decisions.

Our ideal candidate is resourceful, tenacious and analytically rigorous, with a high level of experience in leading data science teams. Your communication skills and ability to inspire will be integral to broadening the impact of innovative data use. Combining this creativity with your first-rate technical skills and business acumen you will create the perfect foundation for your service and the organisation to embrace the cutting edge use of data.

On a practical level your service will build robust data pipelines and analytical models that allow directorates to quickly and accurately track their metrics but also explore future scenarios and hypotheses.

You will be an accountable team leader who can support and develop your team to ensure that the highest level of service is always provided and that the purpose and possibility within their work is always understood.

Those looking for an easy ride need not apply, but for those with the drive and passion to deliver high quality and innovative services which will impact the lives of residents, this might be the role for you.

Your responsibilities:

Drive the organisational agenda on data and be decisive in your strategic direction

Create a data culture that underpins Council decisions, where challenging the status quo is encouraged and supported

Act as a role model for leadership, bringing your own style and network building skill to raise the profile of intelligence and data

Encourage strategic thinking, innovation, and action across your team and among the teams you work with, developing a pipeline of strategic data challenges

Inspire with creative problem-solving, turning challenges into opportunities

Lead, empower and develop staff to create and maintain a highly competent and participative workforce

Be adaptable to changing needs but hold your own where needed. Pivot the direction of the team when necessary

Shape the development of strategies, operating models and business cases through analytic and BI solutions

Design and manage underlying data sources to allow quick and efficient data extracts to support analysis

Participate in the full lifecycle of an analytics or BI project: from understanding requirements to technical design and implementation

Oversee and quality assure the work of the team

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