The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) touches the lives of every citizen in the country at some point in their life. Our mission is clear, to improve people’s quality of life both now and in the future.
DWP has a role to support the most vulnerable people in society. Our departmental aims are to:
DWP are driving several major programmes of change where data is a key differentiator. where data is a key differentiator. These Change Programmes include Universal Credit, Service Modernisation as well as Fraud, Error and Debt. Our challenge is to best support individual citizens gain financial support needed, prevent fraud, error and debt and maximise their ability to progress all whilst reducing the overall cost to serve.
We are looking for an experienced professional to be the Head of Advanced Analytics and lead this capability within DWP Digital. You will directly manage a mixed disciplinary team of up over 100 staff that will include agile product teams plus data scientists, digital performance analysts, data engineers and software engineers. The role reports directly to Digital’s Director of Data & Analytics, who is also DWP’s Chief Data Officer.
You will have a wide remit to support major change, lead on DWP Strategic Reference Architecture (SRA) and be the domain leader for Artificial Intelligence (AI), including Generative AI, for the department. You will tie these areas together, operating at executive-level across multiple programmes and all areas of Digital to drive forward the analytics agenda.
The DWP Head of Advanced Analytics has a leading voice across Government in this domain due to our progress, experience, and scale in this field.
Supporting Major Change: Data & Analytics (D&A) provide our services and major Change Programmes with the analytics capabilities, insights, and specialist skills to meet critical DWP objectives.
Strategic Capabilities: Analytics is also a key component in the Dept’s Strategic Reference Architecture. D&A product teams are evolving the cloud-based capabilities that enable sophisticated machine learning, faster time to insights and also ways to operationalise analytics into user journeys.
Responsible AI: We are at a point where technology like AI is moving at a rapid pace. This needs domain leadership to accelerate our adoption but to do so responsibly.
The role also has a level of managing people and functions as follows:
ContactsShoaib Haroon: 07384 258 626 Katherine O'Donnell: 07570 654500
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