Ofsted

Lead Social Care Data Scientist

Incomplete applications

6
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

21
Completed applications
18 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 15 November 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 22 November 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Data scientist
Summary of the work This work involves producing analysis of child level data on Children in Need and Children Looked After that supports Ofsted's inspections of both Local Authority Children's Services and Children's Social Care Providers.
Latest start date Monday 2 December 2019
Expected contract length Until 31/03/2020
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ofsted
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with This requirement involves leading a team of Ofsted analysts, statisticians and data scientists to analyse datasets relating to children's social care. The analysis produced will be used by policy and operations colleagues to inform how Ofsted inspects Local Authorities' Children's Services and Social Care Providers.
What the specialist will work on This work involves producing analysis of child level data on Children in Need and Children Looked After that supports Ofsted's inspections of both Local Authority Children's Services and Children's Social Care Providers. It will inform Social Care policy and operations colleagues about how the performance of Local Authority's and providers affects children.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
Bristol, BS1 6EH
Working arrangements The requirement will be required to work on site at our Bristol office.
No expenses will be paid for working from this location.
Security clearance A current DBS check is required.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Strong data analysis skills, particularly relating to analysis of larger datasets (with millions of observations)
  • Excellent collaborative skills: being able to deliver work through others
  • Experience of leading a research/analysis team
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to formulate and present conclusions to colleagues from a range of backgrounds.
  • A current DBS check is required.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working and delivering analysis in an agile team
  • Experience of delivering analysis using R and Excel
  • Knowledge of England's education sector.
  • Knowledge of children's social care practise

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Hi, is there a current incumbent in this role? No.
2. What is the maximum day rate? We do not want to influence supplier rates by publishing a budget.
3. What is the IR35 status for this role? We have evaluated this role as being outside of IR35.